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They Finally Studied Who Food Marketing Targets. The Results Are Disturbing.

All this to make a buck. And yet it still comes at a cost.

Even the strictest, most well-intentioned parents can have a hard time limiting the junk foods their kids eat. They're up against billions of dollars and decades of carefully researched marketing and product development. Researchers say the marketing is even worse in low-income communities and neighborhoods of color.

"The same black communities that suffer more from diet-related diseases, like heart disease, obesity, and diabetes, tend to consume more fast food," said Dr. Jennifer Harris, the Director of Marketing Initiatives at Yale's Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity.

In her research, Dr. Harris has found that individual fast food restaurants, including Popeye's and Papa John's, "definitely target that audience [African-Americans]." She said they do this, for instance, by purchasing ads on channels popular with black audiences like BET.

The numbers don't lie.


The following music video really gets what it can be like to live the reality of what these studies are telling us.

As face masks have become mandatory in many places to limit the spread of coronavirus, it's also become an increasingly politicized thing. As we know, anything that involves political polarization also involves vast amounts of misinformation and disinformation. Whose idea was the internet again?

No one I know loves wearing a mask. We all wish we didn't have to. But there are an awful lot of people saying they can't wear one, or they refuse to wear one because they've been led to believe that masks are somehow more dangerous than not wearing one. I've seen and read "information" on everything from masks depriving people of oxygen to masks causing CO2 build up to masks creating fungus problems.

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