The US ranks at the bottom of 17 developed nations in its overall health, despite spending over twice as much per person, partly because of junk food and the obesity epidemic which some attribute to the impact of widespread use of GMO foods.[i] For example, over half of the food sold in Wal-Mart‘s 1,000 plus stores in 27 countries has “unacceptable ingredients” that Whole Foods would not allow in their stores.[ii] Even its “100% whole wheat bread” has a long list of unpronounceable chemicals. Yet Trump’s Secretary of Agriculture overturned Obama Administration guidelines for healthy school lunches because kids are picky eaters and it’s better for them to eat high salt, high sugar, and low-whole-wheat grain than not eat at all. Secretary Sonny Perdue said he wanted to make school lunches great again. In contrast, students in France are served a free gourmet four-course hour-long lunch at school so they learn how to eat healthy foods. When filmmaker Michael Moore offered the children a Coke they were not interested and grossed out by photos of school lunches in the US, shown in his documentary Where to Invade Next (2015).
[i] Ellen Brown, “Monsanto, the TPP, and Global Food Dominance,” Global Research, November 26, 2013.
[ii] Christina Sarich, “Dangerous Ingredients,” Natural Society, February 22, 2014.