Junk Food Killing Kids?

We often hear about the plague of obesity from talking – head ‘nutrition experts’ on TV (the kind of experts who are expert at saying what they people paying them want to broadcast), but less is said about the other health problem caused by a diet of junk food. On a typical teenager’s diet it is possible to develop both obesity and malnutrition. On the flip side, you have malnutrition. According to the United Nations (UN) special rapporteur, Hilal Elver, Ph.D., the impact of processed food on public health is “alarming.”  As reported by Civil Eats:25

“Earlier this fall [Elver] told the United Nations General Assembly that, despite all the high-profile work being done around the globe to fight hunger and malnutrition, ‘the world is not on track to reach globally agreed nutrition targets.’

Addressing leaders from around the globe, Elver was not afraid to name the culprit.

‘Today’s food systems are dominated by industrial food production and processing’ … coupled with trade policies that result in ‘large food corporations … flooding the global market with nutrient poor yet energy-dense foods that are relatively inexpensive.’”

As explained by Civil Eats:

“Why the need for civil society groups to sue governments over the right to food? A significant part of what’s gone wrong, Elver explains, is that international trade policies have allowed large food corporations to sell lots of soda, fast food and other high-calorie, nutrient-poor products made with cheap refined grains, corn sweetener and vegetable oil … [M]uch of this production is also controlled globally — in terms of seeds, fertilizers and pesticides — by a very few large companies.”

It has long been known that a good, varied diet which avoids white sugar and processed foods containing chemical additives is essential for good health. But while these things are known, governments have for decades allowed big food corporations to literally get away with murder by marketing products which are high in empty calories and low on nutrition at children and young people.

According to Elver, lack of access to nutritious food is an indicator of socioeconomic inequality, and when a bag of sweets is cheaper than an apple, this inequality ripples out into our health statistics. As noted by Elver, “We now know that this kind of highly sugar intensive, saturated fat heavy and salty food really makes you sick.”

Elver also stresses that in order to protect and ensure there is an adequate supply of good quality food the global community must move away from the industrial model toward more sustainable systems. We simply cannot sustain a global population on commodity crops like corn and soy, and the United States’ health statistics is a perfect demonstration of what happens when you try.

With the rise of obesity has come a rise in the number of American children who suffer from type 2 diabetes. In a nationwide representative study between 2001 and 2009, researchers found that while the prevalence of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes increased, the rate of increase of the preventable type 2 diabetes was significantly higher than type 1.

Dr. Robin Goland, co-director of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center, calls these “big numbers” and went on to say:

“In my career, type 1 diabetes was a rare disease in children and type 2 disease didn’t exist. And I’m not that old.”

Indeed, once thought to be an exclusive adult metabolic disorder, in the past 20 years, type 2 diabetes in children has jumped from less than 5 percent of all newly diagnosed cases to more than 20 percent, and obesity plays an important role in this trend.

Childhood obesity leads to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes more quickly than in adults, and is associated with both metabolic and cardiovascular complications in children and adolescents. Severe insulin resistance is also associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality in young adults and a higher risk of hypertension, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and metabolic syndrome.

This rising tide of children suffering from obesity and type 2 diabetes suggests we can expect ever increasing indirect and direct cost of care and loss of life in coming years.

The root cause of most health problems can be traced back to a poor diet. Most Americans spend the majority of their food dollars on processed foods, most of which contain one or more of the three ingredients most associated with obesity and chronic disease, namely corn, soy and sugar (HFCS), all three of which are also typically genetically engineered (GE) and contaminated with toxic pesticides.

The processed food industry is responsible for creating a “lifestyle disease epidemic” the World Health Organization (WHO) says is “a much greater public health threat than any other epidemic known to man.” Just as agriculture has become one of the most significant environmental polluters rather than being a leading environmental steward, the food industry has become a leading source of ill health rather than a source of nutrition, health and wellbeing.

In my view, this is thoroughly unacceptable. Marketing junk food irresponsibly to kids and thus knowingly increasing diabetes, obesity, cancer and heart disease rates is unacceptable yet the big food corporations are allowed to get away with it by lax or incompetent regulators . The ever-increasing use of toxic pesticides   and herbicides that contaminate food a $£€ budgets to legal battles that block and defeat legislation and regulation aimed at improving the quality of the food supply and protect both the environment and human health is unacceptable, yet the Big Food corporations do all of these things as part of routine business. And they get plenty of support from politicians, but then they also allocate multi – million $£€ budgets for political donations so no surprise there.

The most effective way for us to  fight back is by changing our purchasing habits, going for home cooked foods prepared from fresh ingredients rather than pre – prepared meals or packaged food prducts. While there are “food deserts” in inner cities, most people are not forced to buy processed foods for lack of options.

Yet another factor driving disease statistics in the U.S. is the excessive exposure to toxic endocrine disrupting chemicals. According to one recent analysis, if exposure to certain household chemicals — including phthalates, DDT, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and perfluoroalkyl — were to be reduced by 25 percent, it would reduce the rate of obesity and type 2 diabetes by an estimated 13 percent. According to the authors:

“The present study confirms substantial contribution, especially of mixtures of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, to adult type 2 diabetes, and large annual costs of medical care … Our findings also speak the need for a strong regulatory framework that proactively identifies chemical hazards before they are widely used, and the use of safer alternatives …

The European Union is actively considering regulations to limit such exposures, and the USA recently revised the Toxic Substances Control Act, but does not consider endocrine disruption. In the absence of such a framework, newly developed synthetic chemicals may emerge as diabetogenic exposures, replacing banned or substituted hazards as contributors.”

The right choices can make  a big difference in the level of exposure to toxic chemicals, and subsequently  in the long term to our overall healthour health. In one study, young girls who switched to phthalate-free personal care products lowered their phthalate levels by 27 percent.

Taking personal responsibility and seeking out non-toxic products appears to be the only way to really stay safe, as the chemical industry maintains a stronghold over government departments and regulatory agencies in both the U.S. and Europe. The French magazine Le Monde recently published a three-part investigative series in which it accuses the European Commission of ignoring the science on endocrine disruptors. The series has been translated and republished by Environmental Health News.

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And how many years have passed since we accidentally named Brittan as the alleged parliamentary paedophile

At last somebody has had the courage to mention names. The name of former future Prime Minister Leon Brittan, which Boggart Blog let slip in 2007, has been associated officially with sex abuse allegations that have circulated for over twenty years. At the height of his success Brittan suddenly quit as Home Secretary after being strongly tipped to succeed Margaret Thatcher, to take up a sinecure as an EU commissioner. His name has been linked with paedophilia allegations since the 1980s.

Now, as the establishment tries to close ranks around their own once again, appointing a friend of Brittan to head an inquiry into previous cover ups by senior figures in government of allegations that several Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem MPs were involved in a child abuse ring, somebody has at last had the courage to say the name at the centre of it.

A Labour MP has used parliamentary privilege to accuse former Home Secretary Leon Brittan of ‘improper conduct with children’.

He used a Commons debate on the 1984-85 miners’ strike to suggest that those who took part in the industrial action will not be surprised by the allegations against Lord Brittan.

The remarks from Jim Hood, who said there were ‘reports about child abuse being linked with’ the Conservative politician, were criticised as ‘disgusting’ by business minister Matthew Hancock.

Under parliamentary privilege, MPs can make contentious allegations without fear of prosecution for slander or contempt of court. But critics said Mr Hood’s comments were an abuse of this privilege.

The row comes amid calls for the head of the official inquiry into historic child sex abuse to resign over links to Lord Brittan, now 75. Fiona Woolf has admitted attending dinner parties with the politician, who was in charge of the Home Office in the 1980s.

It has been claimed that Lord Brittan was handed a file, which is now missing, in late 1983 which allegedly detailed child abuse at the highest levels of Westminster.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2811776/Labour-MP-links-Leon-Brittan-80s-child-abuse-claims-Amid-row-historic-sex-crimes-inquiry-former-Home-Secretary-named-Commons.html#ixzz3HZChcsvs

Ssssh! What’s that we hear? Could it be the sound of a heavily built man wearing hush puppies running for the hills.

Strangely, as news broke today of a damning report on the failure of Manhester’s Labour controlled council and highly politicised police force to act on allegations of organised sexual abuse of young girls, I have yet to hear one single voice from the left raised in protest about these shameful cases of what amounts to criminal negligence by Labour run councils and their officers. Foucking hypocrites.

Craziest Conspiracy Theory Ever – Is Boggart Blog To Blame?

There are conspiracy theories and there are ‘conspiracy theories’. While we like the conspiracy theories that seem whacky but will one day be revealed as truth (i.e. Big Pharma and The Government are conspiring to make us take useless drugs like aspirin for the sole purpose of swelling corporate profits), others are not really about conspiracies but rather are the ravings of nutters.

Of the latter type, probably the craziest is the one that claims members of Europe’s old aristocracies including our own Royal Family, along with wealthy bankers and financiers are members of a satanic cannibal cult. Our Dear Old Queen (God bless her) a cannibal? Utterly ludicrous.

So where did anyone get an insane notion such as this:

European Royals Killing Naked Children For Fun At Human Hunting Parties?

This is one in a series of articles taken from eyewitness testimony before the International Common Law Court of Justice in Brussels. Five international judges are examining evidence of child rape, torture, murder and kidnapping allegedly done by global elite members of the Ninth Circle Satanic Child Sacrifice Cult network. Regular Ninth Circle child sacrifices were said to take place in the catacombs of Catholic Cathedrals, the Vatican, on private estates and groves and government military bases in Belgium, Holland, Spain, Australia, Ireland, France, England and the US. At least 34 child mass grave sites were identified in Ireland, Spain and Canada – and refused excavation by the respective governments, Crown of England and Catholic Church. Named as present in Ninth Circle activities were Pope Francis, former Pope Ratzinger;Anglican, United Church of Canada and Catholic Church officials including Cardinals; members of European royalty including Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip; officials of the Canadian, Australian, UK and US military and governments including the USA’s CIA, plus prominent government ministers, judges, politicians and businessmen from the US, Belgium, Holland, Canada, Australia, France, Ireland and the UK.

Teens were drugged, stripped naked, raped, hunted down in the woods and killed by European royals according to this week’s latest eyewitness to testify before the International Common Law Court of Justice in Brussels. The woman was the fourth eyewitness to give accounts about these human hunting parties of the global elite Ninth Circle Satanic Child Sacrifice Cult network. A former member of the Netherlands criminal drug syndicate known as Octopus testified that victims were obtained for these human hunting parties from juvenile detention centers in Belgium and Holland.

See what we mean, totally insane. unfortunately we have to hold up our hands and admit that the idea of the elite hunting humans might have come from this blog. Back in 2009 one of our contributors produced a recording on what he claimed was the real Queen’s speech, the things the monarch wanted to say before she was censored by politicians. And we would never question the integrity of our contributors.

Here’s an extract from a transcript of the original recording made by Her Maj. created using voice to text software (so some of the spellings are phonetic)

“Do you knay subjects and lackeys, evereah yeah I hev to say all this shite about policies and plans? who writes this nonsense. Renewable energeagh, tax cuts, its the same evereagh yeah and nothing changes. If this is mai Government like what it is supposed to be, I’m heving mai ideas made law. I want something done abite the ban on fox hunting. And I don’t want that miserable fakker Brine as Prime Ministair anaygh mare, I quaite liked Bleagh, his ears were rartheagh amusing, they took on a life of their own when he became excited. But Brine is miserable, he hates Corgis and his wife does not hev a comedy mithe.”

“Nigh Ay’m the Queen and ay do not care for the way things are being done. Fairstleah, Ay want a proper Prime Ministair who owns a Grise Moor. We have not had a grice moor owning Prime Ministair since Lord Hume. It was traditional then that after ay got this poxy Queen’s Speech business ovair with, it’s the only part of the job which I realleagh hate, once it was ite of the way highever the Prime Ministair would invite one’s husband and one to his grise moor for a few days shooting. It made all this worthwhile.” (full post here)

… and from later in the speech the really significant part …

“Once we hev a Prime Ministair who owns a grise moor my government will repeal the legislation that bans foxhunting. Its jolly undemocratic you know, not one of my family agreed with it so how did it become law. Where is the democresay in thet? I know a lot of you think foxes are rather cute and cuddly, so from consideration for your feelings we tried hunting chavs but they are neither so quick nor cunning as foxes. Nobody complained but it was just not the same.”

Now originally we release the recording of The Queen (who sounded remarkably like Mrs. T. doing her impression of Maggie Smith in The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie) but as it was hard to embed audio in this site at the time Boggart Blog readers had to make do with a text version. The podcast site disappeared and we lost track of our mp3 file.

We did not repost the file but it seems quite feasible that someone picked it up and interpreted it literally. So if you hear anyone accusing The Royal Family of satanism and cannibalism, just tell them it was Boggart Blog trying to raise a few laughs.

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Europe’s elite enjoying the spectacle of a chav hunt

Infant Kiev? Schoolboy Maryland? Children for lunch!

Sometime the fringe websites I tour every day to bring you the most startling and thought provoking news items throw up some unexpected treats.

Like this story:

“Tales of Black-Eyed children have been circling the globe since the late 1990′s and they are not your ordinary loving children, they are downright terrifying.

These demon children are the result of a breading program between the Alien/Nephilim (Satan’s offspring) and human women, resulting in a hybrid which has a human body that cannot be distinguished from a true human being, other than when they choose to flash you their wicked black eyes. They have the ability to network their minds, they can read your mind, and they can read your emotions. They have also been known to shape shift and become invisible or morph their bodies into something else.”

A “breading” program for children? Kinderschitzel? That’s what I want for my lunch. But what will these crazy chefs come up with next. Infant kiev?

Breading children (this link is provided for verification only, the story is insane)

For a better link (to the works of a seriously good poet – ahem) try this: Beautiful Children (with no love in their eyes)

You don’t have to follow the crowd.

Because I know a lot of poets and writers on Facebook I sometime have to resist getting dragged into bouts of mooeyness that go round. One of the latest of these is about what a great writer Paolo Coelho is (he’s not, he’s shit. Trust me. He appeals to sad, mooney hippies who are “in touch with their inner child.”
My advice to them is kill your inner child and grow up, it’s great to be a free spirited, independent minded adult.

Anyway, fed up of explaining to people why Coelho is a shit writer, (e.g. No dear, his charm is not that his prose is like a childrens book, his prose style is like something written by a child, a retarded one at that” OK, sorry, I can come across as a bit arrogant. It’s not my fault that few people have read Albert Camus, Franz Kafka, John Fowles, Marcel Proust, Soren Kierkegaad and Thomas Hardy)I found a page dedicated to unfavourable reviews of his work.

And this one stood out:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/61274520@N00/2895081859/player/
A real horse, by my Crog could probably write better prose than Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, is billed as a modern classic, yet I find it difficult to discern why. It has the feel of a fable; from a time as hazy as the desert in which it is set, and carries the lessons on life one would expect from such a parable. The feelings of distant memory that it creates, however, fashion a gap between the book and the reader.
It begins with Santiago, a shepherd boy, who gives up his customs to follow a dream he has, a vision of treasure found at the Egyptian pyramids. Along the way he meets a king, a crystal merchant, an Englishman, and an alchemist; all of whom, with their passing involvement, provide him with a piece of the spiritual jigsaw that is his life. Finally, when he arrives at the Egyptian pyramids, he learns a lesson in life that brings him happiness.

The novel is short, and, while it gets its message across, a number of other things suffer. The characterisation is lean; everyone is faceless, ageless, and speaks with the same voice, a voice of implied wisdom. Most characters are also nameless; even Santiago, the protagonist, is simply referred to as ‘the boy’ throughout. Setting, also, is a casualty of the book; while we follow Santiago through the desert, we never truly get the feeling of being there. We don’t feel the heat, thirst for water, or shiver when night falls.

The prose in the book is extremely simple, giving The Alchemist the feel of a children’s book. Adjectives, especially when necessary, are rare, so that most things are described as ‘the desert’, ‘a horse’, or ‘some wine’. The desert has no texture, the horse no character, and the wine no flavour. Repetition, also, lengthens the book so that, once wisdom has been spoken, it echoes through the narrative so that each action can be credited.

The Alchemist is a quick read, but it’s not a good read. It has the feeling of a bonding session in the workplace where you discuss the implications of pseudo-situations, only moved from the office to the desert. It’s a self-help book disguised as a novel, the “secrets” of life, though hardly life-changing, are listed as stages in one boy’s discovery. And if any discoveries are necessary, it’s that you don’t need this novel.

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Miserable Buggers Should Not Be allowed To Hold Influential Positions

According to news reports today, the miserablist, testicle biting BBC commissioning editor Melissa Hardinge says sexy women should not be allowed on children’s television and the BBC should aim to provide good role models like former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton, who was sent on intrepid expeditions to the South Pole and the Amazon.

Has there ever been a more clear illustriation of the evil, feminist, left wing agenda at work within the BBC. OK, the aforementioned Helen Skelton his the sexual allure of cold porridge and while sending the irritating little goody two shoes up the Amazon was a great idea the BBC spoiled it by letting her come back.

But sex appeal is in the mind of the observer. I always thought another Blue Peter graduate, Anthea Turner, aka Princess Tippy Toes was so sexless her vagina had healed up and she was like a Sindy doll. Apparently though, a lot of men desperately wanted to knob her. There’s no accounting for taste.

Princess Tippy Toes
Princess Tippy Toes – Source – BBC

And how much poorer would the lives of my son (40 this year) and his generation have been without the sexy-without-trying Sally James of Tizwaz.

Sally James, not consciously sexy
The Not Consciously Sexy Chldren’s Presenter Sally James – oh, bad photo choice … Source
Try the next one down …

Sally JamesSource

You just can’t say, “No sexy women on Childrens TV.” Some women can’t help being sexy. And there’s always going to be someone out there who thinks Helen Skelton is the hottest thing since Vindaloo Curry.

My Little Porny

If you thought you had heard it all, if you thought the internet had already sunk to the deepest depths of depravity, you were wrong. The latest treding item on the creepy but strangely comical fringe of the world wide web is My Little Pony porn.

Yes, you did just read the phrase My Little Pony porn. What kind of sick creeps would post My Little Pony porn online you might well ask.

It should be quite easy to think of at least one, guys and gals, as it happens, yes indeed, yes indeed. But he’s dead and Stuart Hall is in prison so WTF is going on. Are there more total sickos out there than we imagined?

It seems that an undesirable element among fans of the popular childrens’ TV show “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” have started creating porn animations dealing with the ponies in the show.

This is a common occurrence with cartoons, and many innocent shows end up becoming hentai or cartoon porn. My Little Pony porn is particularly weird and alarming however due to the fact that the show is targeted towards children of five and under.

Since we live in the age of technology, many young kids, even at 4 years old know how to get online and look up their favorite things. The fact that this stuff comes up in a normal My Little Pony search results should alarm some parents.

Some of the photos can actually get a bit graphic, even showing penetration and other sexual acts that kids shouldn’t see. I’m not going to give yuou a link to any such sites because that would mean visiting them but here’s a link to my search results for my little pony porn
This shite is real you see.

Who would watch this kind of porn, or spend time making it it for that matter. Don’t answer, that was a rhetorical question. I really would rather not know as I have no wish to face murder charges.

The animations depict famous characters such as Pinkie Pie and others taking part in sexual activities including penetration. Most of these pictures are accompanied by lurid narratives to aid the viewer’s masturbation enjoyment. Why people would look at this is up for answers. However it does exist, and once again demon-strates what a great folly it was to close the mental hospitals.

my little pony pinkie pie

Pinkie Pie demonstrates the twerking pose made famous by Miley Cyrus

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