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What a medical breakthrough – Obesity now a disease

Dear Editor,

Congratulations to the medical establishment in now defining obesity as a disease. This should profit the medical and pharmaceutical industries even more, as they will now be able to get insurance reimbursement for the drugs and office visits they charge fat people. Shame on these medical doctors for once again avoiding educating on the cause of disease and only realizing more profits.

It is time for the medical establishment and government to speak out against fast foods, fat foods, genetically modified foods, junk foods and foods that are exempt from the Delaney Law, thus allowing carcinogenic food colorings and flavorings because these foods, like ice cream and candies, are legally termed non-foods.

It is disgraceful that there is not a public outcry against fast foods from the medical establishment. Now the next insult to our nutritional health is coming from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) – already in 80 percent of the processed foods in our grocery stores and already causing an alarming increase in soy allergies.

The terrorists facing America are our fast food and agribusiness industries.

It is with that in mind that I am proud to announce my candidacy for District 61 Colorado State Representative on the Natural Law Party ticket. The Natural Law Party platform opposes GMOs until further tested, and promotes a bio-sustainable agricultural system, and a nonpolluting, non-oil-based renewable energy policy and a preventative health care system, not a crisis-intervention-based health care system.

Please call me for more information at 963-8932.


Abba Krieger, DC, MPH


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