Wal-Mart and Michelle Obama team up on healthy food

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by Ron Stephens

On the surface, even if you despise Wal-Mart, this looks like……maybe a good idea.

But, like so much  delivered to us by the main-stream news, the media tends to leave much of the story out. While the writer did include the most important part of the story, most will never see it. As you read the article, you will see “The Center for Science in the Public Interest.” To most, it sounds like a very caring entity. In fact, most will accept it as verification of the story itself, by thinking, “The Center for Science in the Public Interest” endorses it.

What exactly is “The Center for Science in the Public Interest”  what do they actually promote and who funds them?

Push the funding link and you will find many names, including the “Rockefeller Family Fund” since its inception in 1971.

“”Founded by executive director Michael Jacobson, Ph.D. and two other scientists, CSPI carved out a niche as the organized voice of the American public on nutrition, food safety, health and other issues during a boom of consumer and environmental protection awareness in the early 1970s. CSPI has long sought to educate the public, advocate government policies that are consistent with scientific evidence on health and environmental issues, and counter industry’s powerful influence on public opinion and public policies.”

Push on the “More” button and under “International” we find the real story. Welcome to the United Nations and Codex.

So, what’s the real story? This is just one Con, in a long line of Cons carried out by your elected officials and the media, moving us every closer to the “End Game.” Complete and total control by a group of non-elected elites and their corporate friends.

Welcome to Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart Stores Inc will promote and cut prices on healthier food at its stores, a move that was eagerly endorsed by the U.S. first lady and one that could push food companies to overhaul more products.

The initiative comes as the world’s largest retailer tries to overcome political and union opposition to its expansion in urban areas like New York City, Chicago and Washington, D.C., by touting its ability to bring lower-priced fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods to “food deserts” in cities and to rural areas that lack traditional grocery chains.

Michelle Obama, who leads an administration initiative to combat child obesity, joined Wal-Mart executives as they announced the plan in Washington on Thursday.

“To say I’m excited is probably an understatement because we’re really gaining some momentum on this issue,” Michelle Obama said, speaking in front of crates packed with fruits and vegetables. “We are seeing a fundamental shift in our national conversation about how we make and sell food. That’s something that wasn’t happening just a year ago.”

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer group often at odds with the food industry, applauded Wal-Mart and urged the government to do more.

“I hope this move emboldens the Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture, which should immediately pull the plug on partially hydrogenated oil and set reasonable limits on sodium levels in different categories of packaged foods,” CSPI Executive Director Michael Jacobson said in a statement.

Wal-Mart’s efforts have the potential to affect everyone from farmers to grocery stores, drugstores and even dollar stores, which have been beefing up their food offerings.

Globe and Mail

Time for the sheep to bite back



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