Has anyone watched "The Weight of a Nation" on HBO? I'm watching all 4+ hours today. Over 2/3, 68% of Americans are overweight or obese! They reveal a problem, without actually talking about it. There is definitely a genetic factor. They show that in the 80's, there was a massive spike in obesity that has continued to rise. They also show that obesity rates are highest among the poor and decline as income rises. Well, let's see. The 80's is when we had a sudden spike in processed foods. We added more chemicals to our food and switched from cane sugar to high fructose corn syrup as the primary sweetener in foods. This is when we started using antibiotics and growth hormone in the animals we eat and increased the use of pesticides in our fruits and vegetables. Poor people tend to eat more processed foods, because they're less expensive. Anyone see a connection? This should be the most obvious thing and the closest they come to saying anything is showing pictures of the various fast food restaurants. At some point, someone with a national audience and who has the credibility that this group of doctors have, needs to call out the real problem, which is our food. No one wants to do that though, because it would result in the need for a massive change to our food supply and cause massive change in the job market surrounding it. Yet, if we don't, we'll just slowly kill ourselves. All these chemicals are causing more than just obesity. Look at the cancer rates for those same years and see the corresponding spike. And all of this leads to massive profits for a handful of major "food" manufacturers and then for the pharmaceutical companies, as they make all the drugs to "fix" all the problems caused by our food supply. There are so many serious issues we, as a nation, are facing, but what do the "leaders" and talking heads discuss? Trivialities. Instead of talking about what "celebrities" are doing, who they're screwing and if they're pregnant, we need to talk about the uncomfortable truths that are truly going to be how we weaken and destroy ourselves from within.