Will New Food Label Help Fight Obesity?

Will New Food Label Help Fight Obesity?


NUTRITION LABELS HAVE LONG
HIDDEN NEARLY AS MUCH VITAL INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT IS IN
YOUR FOOD AS THEY REVEAL, BUT TODAY THE FDA HAS ANNOUNCED NEW
RULES THAT MIGHT CLEAR UP SOME OF THE CONFUSION ABOUT
PARTICULAR THINGS IN FOOD THAT COULD BE HARMING YOU. HERE IS A
PICTURE OF THE NEW LABEL, NOT THE FINAL DESIGN, BUT WHAT THEY
HAVE CURRENTLY REVEALED. YOU WILL SEE SOME CHANGES, I WANT TO
BREAK DOWN SOME OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT. CALORIES WILL BE
BOLD AND LARGER, APPARENTLY THE CURRENT FONT SIZE IS NOT LARGE
ENOUGH, PEOPLE STILL CONSUME FAR MORE CALORIES THAN THEY SHOULD.
SERVING SIZES WILL BE UPDATED TO REFLECT WHAT PEOPLE ACTUALLY
EAT, RATHER THAN WHAT THE MANUFACTURER WANTS TO PRETEND
THEY EAT. NUTRITION FACTS FOR THE PACKAGE WILL ALSO BE LISTED,
BECAUSE REALISTICALLY THAT IS WHAT AMERICANS EAT, THE ENTIRE
PACKAGE. ALSO SOME VITAMINS WILL BE TAKEN OFF OF THE LIST THAT IS
ON ALL OF THE FOODS, INCLUDING VITAMIN A. BECAUSE OF REAL-WORLD
DEFICIENCIES CHANGING OVER TIME PEOPLE ARE NOT DEFICIENT IN
THOSE VITAMINS SO WE WON’T TRACK THEM. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, AND
THE REASON WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THIS TODAY, IS — THIS IS SOMETHING I HAVE
TALKED ABOUT IN MULTIPLE VIDEOS, A SORT OF DREAM OF MINE THAT I
DIDN’T THINK WE WOULD EVER GET BECAUSE OF THE POWER OF THE FOOD
INDUSTRY. CURRENTLY — THOSE ARE THE ONES YOU WOULD
RECOGNIZE AS BEING SUGAR, THERE ARE LISTS OF LITERALLY DOZENS OF
THINGS THAT ARE SUGAR, THAT THE BODY TREATS AS SUGAR, THAT HAVE
NAMES YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THAT THEY WOULD HAVE IN
THE LIST OF INGREDIENTS TO HIDE THE FACT THAT YOU ARE CONSUMING
SUGAR. OR THERE WOULD BE PRODUCTS THAT HAVE NATURAL
SUGARS, FRUIT OR MILK OR THINGS LIKE THAT, THAT WOULD HAVE ADDED
SUGAR AND YOU HAVE NO WAY OF KNOWING WHICH IS WHICH, SO THIS
IS A GREAT CHANGE. WE WILL TALK ABOUT SOME LONG-TERM EFFECTS,
BUT FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO GIVE SOME CREDIT TO MICHELLE OBAMA,
WHO CENK WOULD SUSPECT WOULD BE INVOLVED IN THIS, SHE ANNOUNCED
TODAY — VERY SOON YOU WILL NO LONGER
NEED A MICROSCOPE OR A CALCULATOR TO FIGURE OUT WHETHER
THE FOOD YOU ARE BUYING IS GOOD FOR OUR KIDS, THAT IS A
PHENOMENAL ACHIEVEMENT. I AGREE WITH MOST OF THAT, NOT
EVERY PART OF IT. MOST OF THE INITIAL STORIES
DID NOT MENTION MICHELLE OBAMA, THAT IS WHY WE LOOKED INTO IT
FURTHER. IT DOESN’T TAKE A LOT OF INVESTIGATING TO FIND OUT SHE
WAS HAPPY ABOUT THIS, AND PART OF THE PROCESS. BUT WHY DID I
WANT TO LOOK FURTHER? WHY DID I THINK SHE WAS INVOLVED? IT IS
OBVIOUS, SHE IS ABOUT GETTING PHYSICALLY IN BETTER SHAPE AND
EATING THE RIGHT THINGS, THAT HAS BEEN HER WHOLE THING FOR THE
LAST TWO TERMS, THAT IS HER DRIVING FORCE, AND WHAT SHE
WANTS TO TAKE ACTION ON. THE SECOND PART IS BECAUSE I WAS
LIKE, HMM, LIKE JOHN SAID, THIS IS NOT AN EASY FIGHT BECAUSE
THE SUGAR LOBBY IS STRONG, ALL THE LOBBIES ARE STRONG, BECAUSE
THIS IS THEIR WHOLE LIVING, THIS IS THE BOTTOM LINE, A LOT OF
MONEY IS ON THE LINE SO IF THEY WANT TO SPEND A COUPLE MILLION
TO SAVE A COUPLE OF BILLION, IN TERMS OF REVENUE BILLIONS UPON
BILLIONS, I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH IT AFFECTS THEIR PROFITS, THOUGH
— BUT CERTAINLY FINANCIALLY MOTIVATED. SO HOW DID THEY BEAT
THIS STRONG LOBBY ON THE ONE THING THEY CARE ABOUT? IT TURNS
OUT WHEN THE OBAMAS WANT TO PASS SOMETHING, THEY PASS IT. IT IS NEAR THE ELECTION, HE
DOESN’T HAVE TO RUN AGAIN. BUT MICHELLE OBAMA WANTED IT,
SO IT TURNS OUT WHEN THEY ACTUALLY WANT SOMETHING, THEY
CAN PUT A LOT OF MUSCLE BEHIND IT AND GET IT DONE. I’M GLAD
THEY DID THIS, GOD BLESS MICHELLE OBAMA FOR DOING THIS, I
THINK WE SHOULD DO MORE, BUT IT IS CURIOUS THAT ALL THE THINGS
THEY TELL US WE CAN’T DO, BUT ON THEIR PRIORITIES, VOILA. CHANGE. SHE HAS BEEN CRITICIZED ON
THIS SORT OF ISSUE, I DON’T WANT TO SAY FOR SURE, BUT I BELIEVE
ROBERT LUSTIG HAS WRITTEN SEVERAL BOOKS ON SUGAR, HOW MUCH
OF HER WORK FOCUSED ON GETTING KIDS MOVING AND EXERCISING, ALL
KIDS SHOULD, THAT IS GREAT, BUT THERE IS NO ANTI-EXERCISE LOBBY.
THERE ARE LOBBIES THAT TRY TO CONTROL WHAT YOU EAT, AND ANY
PREVIOUS ATTEMPT TO MODIFY — NOW WE DO THE MY PLATE, BUT THE
FOOD PYRAMID, THAT WAS A RIDICULOUS JOKE FOR DECADES AND
DECADES BECAUSE IT IS CREATED MOSTLY IN PART WITH ASSISTANCE
FROM THE FOOD INDUSTRY THAT WANTS YOU TO EAT EMPTY CARBS AND
SUGAR. SO THE FACT THAT IT TOOK NEARLY 8 YEARS TO GET SUGARS
ADDED ONTO THE LABEL, SHE RECEIVED CRITICISM FOR
THAT IN THE PAST. AS YOU ALLUDED TO, THE SUGAR
INDUSTRY IS NOT HAPPY, THEY HAVE PUT OUT A STATEMENT SAYING
— WHICH I DON’T THINK WOULD BE
TRUE — [LAUGHTER] SHARED GOAL. SURE, THEY SHARE THAT GOAL. THAT IS WHY THEY WORK FOR
THE SUGAR INDUSTRY. THEY ALREADY SUGGESTED — THOSE SONS OF BITCHES, IT’S THE
MODERN EQUIVALENT OF THE TOBACCO LOBBY. AND THE SAME GOAL, TO NOT
GET ACCURATE INFORMATION ON THE BOXES. THEY WANT YOUR KIDS TO
EAT MORE SUGAR, THERE IS NO SCIENTIFIC, LIKE, MAYBE IT IS
BAD FOR YOU, MAYBE IT IS NOT. I CONSUME A LOT OF IT, NOT BECAUSE
I THINK IT IS GOOD FOR ME, BECAUSE I’M ADDICTED. THAT IS
WHY THEY WANT YOUR KIDS TO CONSUME IT. WE ALL KNOW IT IS
BAD FOR YOU. I BELIEVE ASIDE FROM ALCOHOL, WHICH HAS THE NICE
SIDE EFFECT OF THE MORE YOU DRINK OF IT THE HARDER IT IS TO
DRINK MORE, BECAUSE EVENTUALLY YOU PASS OUT, SUGAR HAS NO
LIMIT. IT MIGHT BE THE WORST THING YOU CAN PUT IN YOUR BODY,
CERTAINLY THE WORST THING YOU ARE REGULARLY ENCOURAGED TO PUT
IN YOUR BODY BY SOCIETY, CULTURE, TRADITIONS,
ADVERTISEMENT, AND THEY THINK IT NEEDS TO BE DEFENDED, WE NEED TO
HAVE MORE OF IT FOR OUR CHILDREN TO CONSUME. I’M NOT AS ANTI-SUGAR AS JOHN,
I THINK YOU CAN TELL — AND I CAN PROVE IT RIGHT HERE. BUT IT
IS OBVIOUS THAT IT MAKES YOU LESS HEALTHY, YOU SHOULD TRY TO
CONSUME AS LITTLE OF IT AS YOU CAN, OR WANT TO. WE ARE NOT
SAYING OUTLAW SUGAR, THIS IS SO SIMPLE. ALL WE’RE SAYING IS,
LET’S PROPERLY LABEL IT. CAN WE AT LEAST DO THAT? AND THE ANSWER
IT TURNS OUT IS YES, IF WE TRY HARD ENOUGH WE CAN. I WOULD GO
FURTHER. LET ME JUST FIRST QUICKLY NOTE, THIS LOBBY TALKING
ABOUT SCIENCE IS HILARIOUS. THEY DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT SCIENCE.
NO MATTER WHAT THE REGULATION WAS THAT CAME OUT, NO MATTER HOW
MUCH THEY WANTED TO LABEL THE SUGAR, THEY WOULD HAVE SAID THIS
IS NOT SCIENTIFIC, WE HAVE A COUPLE SCIENTISTS WE PAID A LOT
OF MONEY TO REPRESENT US, AND THEY CLAIM EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE
IN A TINY PERCENTAGE OF SCIENTISTS THAT THIS IS NOT
SCIENTIFIC. THEY WOULD SAY THAT NO MATTER WHAT, BECAUSE THEY ARE
PAID TO. BUT IN TERMS OF WHAT WE COULD ACTUALLY DO, I WOULD GO
FURTHER AND KILL THE CORN SUBSIDY. THERE IS NO REASON FOR
ALL THESE SUBSIDIES GOING TO CORN, WHICH THEN LEADS TO HIGH
FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, WHICH IS THE WORST KIND OF SUGAR TO PUT
IN YOUR BODY. DON’T PUT FAKE SUGAR IN, AT LEAST HAVE REAL
SUGAR. I THINK THAT IS CRAP TOO. I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE
SAYING, WE HAVE HAD THAT DISCUSSION, I THINK THE
ARTIFICIAL KIND IS WORSE. THE SUGAR IS CRAP, NOT YOUR
ARGUMENT. BUT THEN BY IMPLICATION MY
ARGUMENT IS ALSO NOT GREAT, BUT DON’T SUBSIDIZE IT, THEREBY
HAVING HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IN ALL OF OUR FOOD. THERE IS NO
NEED FOR THAT. WHY ARE YOU TAKING MONEY OUT OF MY POCKET AS
A TAXPAYER AND GIVING IT IN THE FORM OF A SUBSIDY TO AN INDUSTRY
THAT DOESN’T NEED IT AND EVENTUALLY, BECAUSE OF HIGH
FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, MAKES US ALL UNHEALTHIER? YOU ASKED A QUESTION, YOU SAID
WHY DO WE GIVE THAT MONEY. CAN I ANSWER? I’M GOING TO GUESS IT
HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH MONEY AND POLITICS. MONEY IN
POLITICS, THIS IS WHY PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN BERNIE SANDERS.
WE REALIZE NOW THAT NOT ONLY EVERYTHING IS CORRUPTED, OUR
ECONOMIC SYSTEM THROUGH WALL STREET, OUR ENDLESS WAR SYSTEM
WE’VE BEEN HAVING, ENDLESS, BUT EVEN TO — WE ARE NOT EVEN
ALLOWED TO FIND OUT WHAT WE ARE EATING BECAUSE IT MIGHT COST A
CORPORATION SOME MONEY. THAT IS WHAT THIS IS ABOUT. WE HAVE TO
GET MONEY OUT OF POLITICS. OTHER PEOPLE SAY, I DON’T PAY ATTENTION
TO POLITICS. POLITICS IS INVOLVED IN EVERYTHING. DO YOU
WANT THE POTHOLE FIXED ON YOUR STREET? YOU WANT YOUR KID TO GO
TO A BETTER SCHOOL? THAT IS POLITICS. YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT
YOU ARE FEEDING YOUR OWN KIDS, THAT IS ALSO POLITICS, AND MONEY
IN POLITICS ALSO AFFECTS THAT. THAT IS WHY WE NEED A REVOLUTION
AND GET MONEY OUT OF POLITICS. THEY CAN DO IT WHEN THEY WANT.
BARACK OBAMA DID IT, THE PROBLEM IS HE HAS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
GOING THE OTHER WAY, ALL THE OTHER POLITICIANS DO, TO NOT DO
THE RIGHT THING. THAT IS WHAT PEOPLE ARE SICK ABOUT AND THAT
IS NOT GOING AWAY NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS PRIMARY, THAT IS
HERE AND NOW. TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF HOW
THIS MIGHT AFFECT PEOPLE, THIS IS JUST INFORMATION, IT STILL
REQUIRES THAT PEOPLE SEEK THE INFORMATION, SEE IT, AND ACT ON
IT — BUT TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA ON WHAT EFFECT THIS MIGHT HAVE, THE
COST TO CHANGE THESE LABELS IS $2 BILLION. THAT MEANS THERE ARE
A LOT OF LABELS THAT NEED TO BE CHANGED — THERE ARE SOME FOODS THAT
WILL DRASTICALLY HAVE TO CHANGE. PEOPLE TO EAT HEALTHY WILL EAT
YOGURT, THAT FUCKING SHIT IS LOADED WITH ADDED SUGAR. AND YOU
NEVER KNEW IT, BECAUSE YOU JUST SAW SUGAR AND YOU SAID, IT HAS
BLUEBERRIES IN IT. NO, IT HAD ADDED SUGAR, AND YOU WILL FIND
OUT WHEN THEY PUT THIS INTO EFFECT. BUT THIS IS SIGNIFICANT.
IF WE WANT TO DEAL WITH ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS FINANCIALLY
WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY, WHICH IS OVERPRICED HEALTH INSURANCE,
ONE OF THE REASONS IS THE CHRONIC CONDITIONS WE HAVE AND
THAT OTHER SOCIETIES ARE STARTING TO HAVE. DIABETES,
HEART DISEASE, CANCER, STROKE, THOSE KINDS OF THINGS LATER ON.
SUGAR IS ONE OF THE LEADING REASONS PEOPLE DEVELOP THOSE
CONDITIONS AFTERWARD. THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS WE NEED TO
TAKE OUT OF OUR DIET, THERE ARE MANY THINGS WE NEED TO PUT BACK
IN THE DIET, BUT THIS GETS US PART OF THE WAY, RIGHT NOW MANY
AMERICANS EAT ABOUT FIVE TIMES THE AMOUNT OF SUGAR THEY SHOULD,
ACCORDING TO A PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE. AND FAR MORE THAN WE
DID A COUPLE OF DECADES AGO. WHEN WE HAD THAT NATIONAL
CAMPAIGN TO GET FAT OUT OF OUR FOOD BECAUSE WE FALSELY BELIEVED
IT LEAD TO HEART DISEASE, THEY REACTED BY PUTTING SUGAR INTO
OUR FOODS SO WE WERE DOING THE DAMAGE WE WERE TRYING TO AVOID.
IF YOU ARE NOT CURRENTLY OBESE SO YOU ARE NOT WORRIED,
SUGAR HAS OTHER EFFECTS ON THE BODY AS WELL. JUST A QUICK
OVERVIEW, IT CREATES A CYCLE OF INTENSE CRAVINGS CAUSING YOU TO
WANT TO CONSUME MORE OF THE PRODUCTS, IT IMPAIRS MEMORY AND
LEARNING SKILLS, CAUSES OR CONTRIBUTES TO DEPRESSION AND
ANXIETY, IT IS A RISK FACTOR FOR AGE-RELATED COGNITIVE DECLINE
AND DEMENTIA. WE ALSO HAVE A COUPLE OF CHARTS TO SHOW YOU THE
CURRENT STATE OF OBESITY FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN. IN OUR
RESEARCH, OUR ASSOCIATED PRODUCER FOUND THAT THANKFULLY
CHILDHOOD OBESITY HAS SHOCKINGLY ACTUALLY GONE DOWN. IF WE CAN
JUMP AHEAD TO GRAPHIC 15, YOU WILL SEE THAT — 14% OF TWO TO FIVE YEAR OLDS
WERE OBESE BACK IN 2004. SO WHEN YOU MAKE A CASE THAT PEOPLE
AREN’T EXERCISING ENOUGH, THEY DON’T HAVE WILLPOWER,
TWO-YEAR-OLDS ARE NOT CHOOSING WHAT FOODS THEY WANT AND THEY
ARE NOT LIKE, I DON’T FEEL LIKE GOING AND PLAYING BASEBALL. IT
IS THE SHIT THAT IS ADDED TO FOOD. THEY WERE OBESE, THAT WAS
FROM 2003, MAYBE A LOT OF THOSE KIDS WERE EMOTIONALLY EATING
BECAUSE OF 9/11. THAT WAS DEPRESSING. THANKFULLY SOFT DRINK
CONSUMPTION HAS GONE DOWN, THAT IS ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL
PLACES PEOPLE GET SUGAR. BUT ONCE THEY GET RID OF THAT,
THEY MIGHT THINK THEY ARE IN THE CLEAR, BUT THEY ARE NOT.

100 thoughts on “Will New Food Label Help Fight Obesity?

  1. It's not just the subsidy; we need to get rid of the price floor for sugar as well. Not only are we subsiding it, we are also paying more for it than we should be.

  2. ok, John was taking this a bit too far. the worst thing you can put in you body food wise is cholesterol. which should be at 0. anything above 0 is contributing to diseases like atherosclerosis. sugar is fine. sure don't eat in excess but that's common sense. you can have a little sugar, its fine, but what we should have absolute zero of is cholesterol.

  3. Sugar isn't the problem people. It's a problem, but it's not the problem. Overemphasizing the harm of sugar does actually distract people from the real problem of fat.

  4. Meanwhile in the UK, sugar tax is actually happening. Yes bla bla fruits have equivalent sugar. But in terms of nutrition, it's discouraging children from foods which help children get obese.

  5. No matter what you eat you will always find sugar in the blood stream and especially the brain. If you don't eat it your body will make it for you out of what you eat.

  6. John, all the degenerative diseases you mentioned are associated with animal products not sugar 😀 There are tons of data on that. You are welcome to look it up 🙂

  7. Obesity, and Lung Cancer are two diseases people are fully aware about yet still make no effort from being diagnosed with it. Oh, smoking cigarettes gives you lung cancer? Idc let me smoke. Oh, eating fatty foods gives you obesity? Idc let me eat. Yall r just wasting time, money, and effort with these labels.

  8. Sad part of this is that even with new labeling, people are no more likely to read the label then they were before. It doesn't matter what is listed or how it is listed if the general public doesn't read them to begin with.

  9. Lots of uninformed opinions and angry vegans in the comments. I am glad i can now see the extra sugar put into my food. I also believe that sugar IS americas biggest cause of obesity. This will not stop the unhealthy from eating junk food, but it will make it easier for people who are trying to eat healthier.

  10. 2:30 Michelle, you never needed to be a nutritionist to know if the food you were eating was bad for you. Was it made in a laboratory or factory? Does it come individually wrapped in little convenient plastic packages? Does it have a list of ingredients so long that you cannot be bothered to read it all, let alone understand three quarters of the synthetic crap that makes it up? Was it served to you as quickly as it took you to decide what you wanted to eat for lunch?

    If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, the answer to whether it is healthy or not is probably "no."

  11. Very Interesting, it seems that way. Does'ent it ? Brown Sugar which is unprocessed is always the best 2 use. It has Trace Minerals in it that ur body needs. Portion Control is important with any thin u consume !

  12. Talked about this with my fellow Norwegian friends, and they couldn't believe that there actually is a "Sugar Association" in the US.

  13. HAHAHAHA You do not have the amount of added Sugar on your food labels? OMG, LOL,
    I didin't know American consumer safety was that crapy.
    AND Europe should take over your standards with TTIP-DEAL? BS.
    Europe has much higher standards concerning food and consumer goods, it would be a disgrace to level with yours and a step back for Europe of more than f**king 40 Years! So backward is the US in these Things.

  14. As much as I like TYT, please take a look into HCLF vegan diets before you speak on how bad sugars (without specifying which ones) and carbs are.

  15. Soooo true Jimmy yet ill say again everything can be corrupted except the vaccine part of Pharma as we kno the other part of Pharma is corrupt

  16. Removing the vitamins from the packaging is the most important information humans need to know. Disease is caused by vitamin and mineral deficiencies in humans. Most processed food does not contain any nutrients, Vitamins, Amino Acids or Minerals. This is why the American Government is removing the nutrient information from the label. Once this is done Humans will have no way of identifying the nutritional contents of food. As all foods nutritional content is displayed through its Vitamin, Amino Acid and Mineral Content. These new labels are an Assault on Human health.

  17. Just because they were 2 yrs old doesn't mean they are active enough. It's simple math people, burn more calories than you consume. Try telling Michael Phelps or Olympic athletes like him they shouldn't eat so much sugar because they'll be unhealthy when they're of the most healthy people on the planet. Have you seen what these athletes eat when they're training? Saying sugar in general is bad for you is irresponsible and just plain wrong.

  18. I don't think this will help most people… The best thing people can do is only buy whole non-processed foods. That's what I do, its easy and no labels to read.
    Everyone I know ignores the label completely anyways.

  19. Nice rant Jimmy… in explaining to people everything is affected by legal bribes in politics.  And noting that they should care because it affects many aspects of their lives.

  20. Totally agree with this change.  Always wondered why serving size wasn't standardized.  If it isn't standardized corporations can make something unhealthy seem healthy.  I don't think they should remove vitamin A from the label though, because consuming too much vitamin A causes health issues.  It lets me know if I shouldn't eat too much of something if it contains a high concentration of vitamin A.

  21. If you want to be healthy, it's simple. Fresh fruits, vegetables, chicken and fish. Eat based on your activity level. Water is also your best friend while any types of juices, sodas and sweet tea is the enemy. I created my own diet and lost 30 pounds in the first two months. All the sugars you need is in fresh fruits and veggies.

    When I started the diet, people automatically thought I was sick or stressed out. When I informed people of my diet change, about 10 people got onboard. Nine out of the ten people were highly successful while the tenth had no motivation to actually change their eating habits. She lasted for like four days… Since I work in a grocery store, it was easy to give advice to those interested but also a challenge for me since I have a very unhealthy addiction to sugar and there is candy, cookies and cakes everywhere. I felt like some kind of drug addict needing a fix for the first month…

  22. We need to stop subsidizing processed foods. Period. End of story. Processed foods should be more expensive than fresh foods. The reason why we're having so many health problems is because we're eating shit. But we eat shit because it's cheaper and faster, and we're making less and working more. Until this changes, it won't matter what we put on nutrition labels.

  23. Animals pumped FULL of GROWTH [fattening] HORMONES + ANTIBIOTICS [stronger diseases] ''don't'' crossover to the con$um£r !!!

  24. American's will still eat garbage because they're lazy. And I'm an American. They'll just hopefully feel more bad about it.

  25. I read that there was a re-evaluation of the definition of obesity. It read like before there was some absolute limit where someone was counted as being obese but afterwards the definition was changed so only someone weighing a certain percentage above the average weight was counted as being obese. The reason for the change was stated to be "a more realistic view" because (my interpretation) fat people do not like to be called fat, but we don't mind calling people heavier than ourselves fat. – That's what sprung to mind when I heard that there was an reduction in obesity.

  26. I'm sorry but I don't think a change in labeling will help obesity. I think that what's ON the label (ingredients) needs to drastically change.

  27. Exercise and proper nutrition tends to fight obesity pretty effectively…plus it would be great if there was some form of technology that made a plethora of fitness and nutrition information easily accessible, even if you're broke and can only afford a library card…oh, and there's also the library.

  28. Cenk is not anti-sugar… it's not a surprise, Turkish desserts are like the sweetest in the world.

  29. This was an excellent video…logical progression on the subject, going deeper than just  'whats on the label'….

  30. Why a re you able to sue the government? Because the government mediates for two parties, how can you sue the government?

  31. So when Michelle Obama pushes for minor reform to assure people consume healthier foods, she is endlessly bashed. Maybe she should've tried telling us to Just Say No to unhealthy foods, that seems to have stronger appeal.

  32. We subsidize sugar as well, and have since 1934. The govt should stop subsidizing all of these industries, and stop tying food benefits for the poor to the ag industry. More transparency all around.

  33. No, dude. People need to chose healthier options in food and also exercise. The labeling isn't the problem. Oatmeal for breakfast, more fruits vegetables, beans, nuts and plenty of water daily. It is a lifestyle. Um also sugar feeds cancer so…switch to honey that is medicinal. Healthier options are necessary. In addition, cut out red meat if you want to avoid colon cancer. Avoid processed foods. Eat some black rice and food rich in antioxidants. Don't tell me you can't afford it. If you are going to buy some coach bag for $400 then isn't your health worth more than that? :-/

  34. Damn. It is like 3 am and I still haven't finished my breakfast. Talk about being too busy. So much to do and see so little time. :-/

  35. the way you fight obesity is require restaurants to offer smaller sized meals and price them accordingly! stop offering meals that can feed 2-3 people with 1 plate! every other country i've been too their serving sizes are way smaller and priced accordingly!

  36. Actually it's been a trend to cut back on refined sugars in favor of natural sugar, and to cut back adding sugar.  It's also been a trend to highlight the positive aspects of the food.  The FDA is hopefully making sure that these statements aren't false (like 50% less fat).

    It's nice that the FDA is making changes to reflect both the problems society is trying to tackle and to reflect the will of the people, just give the industry credit for working on their own towards change; after all, cutting sugar out of food is cost-saving for manufacturers and it only affects distributers insomuch as they are transporting less refined sugar or sugar substitutes.

  37. I look for fat content and whether or not the food contains High Fructose Corn Syrup. It's getting harder and harder to find foods that don't contain HFCS.

  38. It wont help because people miss the most important information.
    THE SERVING SIZE
    Most people think they are just eating one portion but if they consume the whole thing you have to MULTIPLY the numbers by the SERVING SIZE
    For example. If a product says 230 calories with 8 servings per container and you consume the entire container you have just consumed 230 * 8 = 1840 CALORIES!!!

  39. Changing labels to fight obesity? What a joke. Most Americans are consumeristic greedy pieces of shit who live to stuff their faces.

  40. Is all great, but not enough, we need to get the food lobby out of our actual food, Sugar is on everything! Absolutely everything… is almost impossible to buy any food without sugar…

  41. I think Boehner is right. the Republicans keep losing because the people are waiting for a "true conservative"

    so here's what is truly fiscally conservative

    low taxes on working and middle class

    low government spending on pork barrel programs

    family values like compassion and personal responsibility

    common sense – based regulation

    so who do we know who fits the profile…

    hmm

    oh wait. Cenk hates pork barrel spending on big business spending

    his views on law enforcement revolve around common sense and compassion

    he hates big taxes on the working class and poor

    that's the ticket!

    Cenk Ugyur 2020
    a conservative you can believe in

  42. I love sugar . I am from India . Everyone likes sugar here . Diabetes pharmacies have big lobbies because of high diabetes in India .

  43. TYT has to stop reporting food science stories altogether. No, "real sugar" is not healthier than HFCS; if anything, it's WORSE for you. Leave food science to the professionals, guys. I know "Food Babe" sounds like a professional scientific title, but her scientific qualifications only rival those of Sarah Palin.

  44. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/artificial-sweeteners/art-20046936

  45. PSA: youre brain runs on sugar and glucose, healthy sugars from potatoes, fruit, and rice. The problem is that our body is not meant to consume meat and dairy! You're body runs best on a high carb low fat vegan diet! Ive been on one for over 2 years, I've lost weight, stopped getting sick, don't have anymore allergies, am helping save the animals and the environment. GO VEGAN!

  46. Scarcity is also politics. There is only so much money available to local governments so there is only so much money available to fix potholes.

  47. I like the new rules, but the people who have become obese likely paid no attention to the nutrition labels.

  48. I mean, it helps my bad eye and ADHD.

    This doesn't help anyone who doesn't want to structure a diet. But I do see this helping out people who actually want to start–makes the package easier to process and easier to pin-point certain diet limitations. And, like I said, helps people with bad eyes, people with limited English or reading difficulties.

    I mean, eh, it's fine. It can only help. It ain't gonna help people who don't want to diet, but it will help those who do.

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