Why we were told that olive oil was bad for health

vickylass By vickylass, 22nd Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/c7lkv7ry/
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They told us that olive oil was bad, because US government aimed to get us buy their excess of produce of soy or corn.

Why we were told that olive oil was bad for health

When I was a school girl, and then into adolescence, I always heard adults saying that olive oil was not good for health, especially if one suffered from a heart condition. It was the same with blue fish such as sardines, anchovies, mackerel or tuna. If people said so, it was because they had heard it on the radio and on television as well as they had read such information on newspapers and magazines.
In the mass media, they know how to convert lies into truths. They'll do it using different means such as publishing so called serious articles written by scientist experts and even the adverts they publish are aimed to get people to believe what their experts say.
It all started after second world war. The US government was subsidizing farmers to grow what they had been told to grow and to grow it extensively. In this way, they had an excess of their produce that they exported to Europe through their Marshall Plan to allegedly feed hungry Europeans after the war. However, this apparently charitable plan was meant for other reasons such as selling their excess of produce cheaply and this produce was mainly soy and corn and it was with soy and corn that they made their famed soy or corn oil that, as it was said back then, was very good for health especially if one suffered from a heart condition and such publicity on the huge benefits of soy or corn oil was against the use of olive oil where in Southern Europe, they are number one producers of olive oil.
Another reason of their introduction into the European food market with such a plan was to aim at changing Europeans' food habits and to get them used to the American way of eating. Having had a look for instance on what Europeans had for breakfast, I've read that in all the countries, their breakfast consisted on bread, cheese, fish or meat and that only people that lived in rural areas used to have grain or cereal that they harvested and made it themselves as porridge. But this trend of industrialized cereal was an idea from Mr. Kellogg and other US based companies.
It was thanks to some trustworthy and serious nutritionists and doctors that we have learned that olive oil not only isn't bad for health, but also that we should use it in all our cooking and that the fact that they said it was bad, it was just business and the intention to change people's food habits to benefit big US, food companies that intend to expand all over the world.

(C) Copyright. Vicky Pino. April 22, 2015.

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Breakfast, Corn, Europe, Fish, Marshall Plan, Oil, Soy

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Apr 2015 (#)

It is not just government that engages in disinformation campaigns to get the public to believed in certain ways. Today, the fact that almost half the American people do not believe in global warming is the result of a concerted disinformation and propaganda campaign by fossil fuel companies, who plant stories by so-called scientists casting doubt on climate change.

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author avatar vickylass
22nd Apr 2015 (#)

Very true, Steve. Climate change is happening despite the ones who say that it's not happening, but they're working for the Establishment.

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author avatar M G Singh
23rd Apr 2015 (#)

Well planted tales are always there and people must see everything for themselves.

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author avatar vickylass
25th Apr 2015 (#)

I think it's about time that we research true info for ourselves to draw our own conclusions.

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author avatar Kingwell
25th Apr 2015 (#)

I think that this is true everywhere. We believe what we are told. Blessings.

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