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Healthy Food, Comorbidities, and COVID

Colin Todhunter writes in the U.K.’s Off-Guardian:

“A Western-style diet is characterized by highly processed and refined foods with high contents of sugars, salt, and fat and protein from [I would add “factory-farmed, grain-fed”] red meat. It is a major contributor to metabolic disturbances and the development of obesity-related diseases, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease – the top comorbidities where ‘COVID deaths’ are concerned.

“But it goes beyond that because a lot of the health-related problems we see can also be traced back to modern farming methods and how food is cultivated, not least the toxic agrochemicals used. Michael McCarthy, writer and naturalist, says that three generations of industrialized farming with a vast tide of poisons pouring over the land year after year after year since the end of the Second World War is the true price of pesticide-based agriculture, which society has for so long blithely accepted.”

Read more: The Right to Healthy Food: Comorbidities & COVID-19