Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Eating Fat Doesn't Make You Fat

Despite the fact that no reports of ill effects have been proven in the human population from ingesting genetically modified foods, a certain class of people remains freaked out about GMOs and insists that the government ban them. These people will only eat something stamped NON GMO on the package, usually right next to where it says GLUTEN FREE, which has also been proven to mean very little unless you have coeliac disease.

These instant adopters of any and all warnings are usually the very same people who want the minimum wage to be raised to $15.00 per hour, even though that will result in massive firings and many businesses closing, ultimately making far fewer jobs available to those who need them most. These Jump On Any Bandwagon types can often be spotted driving a Prius, feeling holier-than-thou (or at least holier-than-my-husband who drives an SUV) as they  believe they are saving the planet. Actually, according to Wikipedia, "the Prius battery contains nickel mined in Ontario. The plant that smelts this nickel is nicknamed 'the Superstack' because of the amount of pollution it puts out; the area for miles around it is a wasteland because of acid rain and air pollution."

If only people would do some research before they spout off, things might get better around here. And by "around here," I mean the planet we all want to save from destruction. Even, believe it or not, Republicans.

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