Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Disturbing Links

Often, I marvel at how differently I see food now than five years ago. It used to be just food. Before, random headlines were just one offs. Now, one headline in the news can trigger 20 different related issues from industrial ag to politics. Like these two:

1. Kids Become Prime Growth Market For Prescription Drugs an article that notes kids are the fastest growing demographic in new prescription use for drugs that treat ADHD, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

It's kind of like that whole "five degrees from Kevin Bacon" but with, well, bacon ... and food.

1 comment:

Chiot's Run said...

So true, makes me physically ill when I read these headlines or watch those specials about kids with ADHD and they show all the drugs they're on. And they say not to let you children drink herbal teas, something is seriously wrong.

It's especially sad to think about what will happen when these children are all grown up 30-40 years from now, what kind of health issues will they have from all these drugs?