A new reason to care about ill-health epidemic: “too fat to fight”

Apparently epidemics of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, impaired fertility, sick children, suffering animals and environmental degradation are not enough reasons for many people and policy makers to move away from the typical processed, dead animal based, western diet, but here is a new reason that may get some attention: military leaders are sounding the alarm bells about a generation who is increasingly now “too fat to fight”.

Maybe the military complex will be able to wrangle some concessions out of the big-food complex calling the shots in America today. Each group will have to get their highly funded lobbyists to battle it out… hopefully sanity and common sense can inadvertently win a few rounds in the process.

We think of the military as getting more high-tech, but soldiers on the ground will still play a key role in fighting. CNBC’s Allison Linn explains why military leaders are worried that there won’t be enough physically fit recruits to serve the U.S. in the future.  Here is a direct video link.

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