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September 28th, 2011
04:52 PM ET

Green Bay cheesehead dispute

A new billboard showing the grim reaper in a cheesehead hat was recently erected by a physicians group claiming cheese is unhealthy. Green Bay's mayor says this is silly. Dr. Neal Barnard with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Green Bay, Wisconsin Mayor Jim Schmitt talk with Brooke about this controversial billboard.

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  1. Doris Muller

    Oh spare us! What would you expect a *mayor* to say about a for-profit industry in his state? Some factions of society are very willing to sacrifice human health for the profiteers and some jobs, the justifications are endless. It's getting to where jobs, profits and taxes have trumped morality, ethics and common sense in our countries value system. Our nation continues to go down hill by letting the food industries dictate the nations health.

    October 7, 2011 at 1:39 am |
  2. Alexandra Bernardez

    Well said Doris... Sadly the Nation's #1 killer is still legal and worst yet government subsidized. Cancer is the leading cause of death to our Nation's children from a dis-ease. Yet, 31 million children in the public school system are still being fed 100% non-sustainable, unsafe foods and products that are addictive and toxic. Parents are essentially poisoning their own children. According to the Reverend George Malkmus the Founder of Hallelujah Acres, a Christian Wellness Center, Cancer rates ought to be Zero and up to 97% of Heart Diseases preventable with a healthy life style and properly balanced meals, light exercise and a light stress activity not involving cigarettes, alcohol or addictive drugs.

    In addition to being responsible for 85% or more human health problems, numerous scientific panels since the mid-1980s have concluded that the production, killing and consumption of meat are the most detrimental activities presently devastating our Air, Land and Water quality to such a degree, 90% of large ocean fish have become extinct and due to human caused massive climatic calamities, those living within 50 miles of shorelines “will have to go somewhere.” Additionally the misuse of land, trees, grains, soya, fish, water, electricity, transportation, oil, refrigeration, animals as livestock, harsh chemicals and gross manipulations of Mother Nature to produce 1/2 pound of beef, sadly results in 32-40 children perishing somewhere in the world, major conflicts over resources, economic struggle and worst case scenario costly wars. The mayor ought to learn the scientific facts and promote a solution that's 100% sustainable and preserves peace, health and compassion in society, not violence in the workplace and the senseless and outmoded industry practice to slaughter up to 150 billion defenseless animals each year!

    The UN is calling for a global shift to use only animal-free products and adapt to sustainable, non-toxic, animal-free resources. Rather than promote cancer-causing animal made cheese, the mayor and other public representatives need to review the facts and do the right thing. Support adapting to a wholesome, vegan economy and give America's kids the opportunity to be free of human caused cancers, diabetes and heart-related ailments.

    A winning future that upholds a real health care policy, effective climate change policy and safe, healthy products that preserve human health the natural environment is the right thing to do. Anything else, places the profit of major trans-corporations, above the health and wellbeing of the average American. Sadly, American hospitals are filled to capacity, solely because of the Standard American Diet (SAD). When the outmoded and barbaric acts of force capturing animals and marine creatures solely to torture and slaughter them ceases, then real peace based in the dignity of preserving our Mother Earth’s natural equilibrium to maintain a clean healthy atmosphere, fresh water and ample healthy organic fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes, beans, seeds, nuts and berries can transform the US into a thriving economy once again and as a world leader in economic reform and pioneering lasting peace on Earth.

    October 9, 2011 at 11:47 pm |
  3. Susan

    You are spot on, Doris.

    October 12, 2012 at 2:57 pm |

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