This topic was mentioned on this message board recently
You said "One article spoke of both unclean and the sparse amount
of water available to towns in Chiapas. Likely similar situation
for many towns whose populations then begin to rely on drinking pop.
Could that be part of someone's strategy?"
As president Fox said in the NPR interview "it was a different time
back then" but Diabetes doubled during his presidency.
To go back and prove that water availability was not given the
level of importance that it should have been given is not productive
unless you are going to file a class action suit against Coca Cola
similar to the one against the tobacco companies in the US.
Personally I would like to see Coca Cola treated the same as
hard drugs and be made illegal. 80,000 deaths per year! When
is enough enough?
The bottom line issue (not just for corporations but humanity as
a whole) is conformation bias. The information was there for Fox
to see but he preferred not to look. Now Oaxaca has taken a much
needed step in calling attention to the elephant in the room.
What we are not reading about is all of the grass roots work
that has been done in the past (and currently) that has led to
the main source of diabetes being confronted on the level of
legislation. It is a first step of many and will meet massive
resistance by those who do not want the existing paradigm to change.
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