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Not Another Wendys

Saturated FatsSeveral months ago, as I listened to ABS News, I heard the anchor man announce, almost with glee, the proposed establishment of a Wendy's (fast food) franchise in Antigua.

While some may see this as a sign of progress, I see it as a symbol of how we are killing ourselves with our eating habits, and as another symbol of how we allow ourselves to be subjected to imperialist control.

More and more in this country, hypertension, stroke, and diabetes are debilitating people who should be in the prime of their lives. Not too far behind are colon, prostate, and breast cancer. Now the rise in incidence of these diseases is multi-factorial, but one of the key ingredients is certainly the food (or what is called food) that goes into our bodies.

Food, of course, is as essential to our bodies as fuel is to our cars, and hence the subject cannot be taken lightly. In the same manner that poor quality fuel will slow down and eventually stop our cars, poor quality food will not only slow us down, but will stop us. This is especially true of the so-called fast foods that we crave so much.


Even thousands of years ago, we were warned of the dangers of fast food; in that case it was the hot wings. I am sure we can remember the story of the Children of Israel as they journeyed in the desert. God would supply them with a food called manna that they had to collect, bake, and generally eat fresh. When their complaints about the manna became a bore, God quickly blew in some quail birds that the people devoured, and many got sick and died.

The story might be dramatic, but there is no doubt that these foods are dangerous for several reasons. Take a look at the ingredients. Your deep fried, fast food outlet chicken is laden with saturated fats, cholesterol, salts, additives, preservatives, and calories that clog your arteries, raise your blood pressure, raise your blood sugar, damage your liver, kidneys and heart, and poison your cells, eventually leading to stroke, heart attack, and cancer.

Unfortunately, the damage is not only physical. The same way the tobacco companies manipulated the composition of their cigarettes so that smokers became more addicted, the fast food companies are adding substances to our food with the sole purpose of creating addiction. After all, if we do not buy their food they go out of business.

Therefore, although the dangers of these foods are spelled out to us from time to time, the fast food outlets almost always have a "healthy" stream of costumers. (Note that the stream is healthy, not necessarily the costumers.)

Even the manner in which the chickens are reared is designed to make us sick. They are administered hormones that make them grow big quickly, but these hormones eventually wind up in our bloodstream, where they have deteriorating effects on our health. So now our boys are growing breasts, and our girls are having a higher incidence of menstrual disorders. Could it be having some effect on sexual orientation? Research is pending.


We are now unwittingly making our children hypertensive and diabetic. We send them off to school with salty snacks that make them very thirsty. As they become thirsty, they quench (or try to quench) their thirst with the soda or sugary drink in their lunch bag. Hence, a vicious cycle is initiated that may end up with them on a dialysis machine three times a week, if that facility is available.

Do you know what Red 40 Lake, Blue 1 Lake and Yellow 5 Lake are? No, they are not bodies of water in Russia, France, and China respectively. They are colouring agents that are found in the common snacks our children eat.

I recently looked at a bag of M&M's and I counted nine such colouring agents on the ingredient list. After doing a little research, I realized that these substances are chemicals found in the dirt in some American Midwestern states, in South American countries such as Chile, made in some lab in China, or major products of the petrochemical industry. You will not find them in your kitchen. In fact, the major components of these snacks are quite often made in a chemistry lab, and not in a kitchen.


This now takes me into the social aspect of this article. And I straight away will ask, Why are we allowing ourselves to be subjected to imperialist control? I hear you asking, What does this have to do with me eating fast foods?

Let me first concede that fast foods do not necessarily have to be unhealthy. This does not necessarily contradict any earlier statements I have made either. However, it comes down to the control that we as consumers exercise over the quality of the products we use.

Let us look at an example that was reported by Dr Ben Lerner in the book Body By God. In Sweden, which has very good health indicators, American fast food chains such as McDonalds can be easily found. However, there is strict control over the way the food is prepared, the ingredients used, the fat content, and the sugar contents of drinks.


All this came about because people refused to eat at these outlets until they made the changes to make the food healthier. And even when the fast food outlets complied, the people still only go there on rare occasions, and they know not to eat too much. In other words, the Swedish consumers exercise control over the quality and quantity of the product they use.

On the other hand, in Antigua we take all the junk that comes from North America and have practically made it our own. We are not demanding high quality for our hard-earned money. We allow American big business interests to control our lives, even at the expense of our health.

They make decisions based on profit alone, without regard for us, our health, our culture, or our environment. We have to get up and start demanding that regulations or laws are made to protect us and our children. But what do we do? We do Uncle Sam a favour - eat his junk, make him rich, and kill ourselves.

Dr Jerry Simon (NSA Medical Surgical Rehab Centre, 462 0631, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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RE: Not Another Wendys

#47 good job bob » 2010-12-14 20:12

"Widdy widdy bush and pond water is safer than anything they serve at Wendy's. "

Are we talking about the Antiguan Wendy's or the American Wendy's?

American Wendy's, yes. Antiguan Wendy's, that depends on the night and the "girl".
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keep going

#46 Ras Irie » 2010-11-25 12:12

Way to go doc. Do not be afraid of those who think you should not mash Yankee corn. They are the same ones that congratulate you when you say anything about Antiguan officials.
You speak truth to power so those who want Yankee Green card or EU visa do not like it.
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@ Good job bob

#45 Wham » 2010-11-25 12:04

Widdy widdy bush and pond water is safer than anything they serve at Wendy's.
The people that eat widdy bush and pond water 60 years ago are still alive today.
Can't say the same of Dave.
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@ Tenman

#44 Morris » 2010-11-25 06:20

I didn't look at it in isolation, I just tried to address all the comments that were made. I am in agreement with Dr. Simon; the article was spot on, but, as per the responses not everyone was in agreement. Thanks for the thanksgiving well wishes, we made it an all West Indian day. LOL
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@Morris

#43 tenamn » 2010-11-24 23:08

Morris enjoy your thanks giving. Morris you should not look at this article in isolation. Dr. Simon has written other articles disccusing the issue of lack of exercise www.Caribarena.com/antigua/antigua-opinion-articles/drjerry-simon/bad-genes-or-bad-lifestyle-which-kills-more-2010091910257.html Bad Genes or Bad Lifestyle - Which Kills More SUNDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2010 06:55 DR.JERRY SIMON. If he were to repeat his past statements in all articles it would make the current one long winded.

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My two cents.

#42 Morris » 2010-11-24 11:13

I have finally made all my preparations for Thanksgiving so now I am able to sit comfortably at my computer. Dr. Simon I must commend you for a very good article; however, here is my two cents for the benefit of the audience.

Fast food was not designed as a substitute for our main meals, but as a bridge between meals. The food and beverage industry do more market research that any other industry to identify the desires and habits of their customers, and they create the foods that their customers crave (meats, potatoes, sweets and salt). Plus some, such as Subway, have wonderful marketing campaigns to promote their business. As consumers, we have the power to choose whether or not to eat fast foods, but many of us do so because of convenience and laziness. I will tell you that although fast food is a contributor to many health problems, it is our C'bean culture of a heavy reliance on starchy and fatty foods coupled with the lack of exercise and nutrition education that is killing us. Dr. Simon mentioned Sweden, which I had the opportunity to visit, and their approach, but he failed to mention their culture of exercise; you will very seldom find a fat Swede.
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simple google seach for fat and stupid

#41 pm » 2010-11-24 10:42

http://www.texasobserver.org/forrestforthetrees/investigation-finds-radiation-in-texas-drinking-water

want more?

http://www.kens5.com/news/Radiation-in-Houstons-tap-water-long-history-of-contamination-108401944.html

read the rest for your self and i agree not all food at wendies is bad as long as you don't eat it more than say twice a year just like smoking is not really bad for you according to the tobacco companies even now they will tell you so. just smoke one pack not 2 2 is really bad one is not so bad.
Hmm i guess if true one can be a little pregnant or some what dead... punn intended;););)
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Vicnes - stop joking

#40 tenman » 2010-11-24 10:23

Vicnes, you know I just realized that you are simply blogging on this issue for argument sake. Based on your past posts I believe there are too many indicators that you are at least sane and I can't see any sane person taking the position you have on this issue. Vicness, in regard to your question about them paying similar taxes, because I have insured my vehicle does that give me the right to on purpose wreck it and then make a claim? If I were to do this and the insurance company were to find out would I receive any compensation or would they not send me to jail?

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Eat and be wary

#39 Dig It » 2010-11-24 09:44

Well written, Dr. Simon! We are now becoming a fast food island. It's very important that we keep our culture intact with our love for ground provisions and vegetables. Once we get a McDonald's that would be the end for us! A few years ago, while I was in France, I was surprized how they regulate the McDonald's because of the ingredients in the its food, which is very unhealthy! I was also amazed the country banned the popular drink, Red Bull, because of traces of steroids in the drink! In A & B, we should follow France's model on food safety!
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Opps

#38 Vicnes » 2010-11-24 09:28

I am posting from an iPhone. That should have read " forward thinking".

FyI, the water in NY is so pure that Pepsi was once caught bottling it and selling it. I live in NY.
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The water in Texas is radioactive??

#37 Vicnes » 2010-11-24 09:19

Boy you can generalize. How do you know that some of the seafood is nit contaminated. No coward thinking society pumps sewage into it's water. So I don' know where you are getting your information from.
FYI I do agree with you that some of the food on Wendy's menu is junk. But my contention is not all of it is junk.
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you are talking beetle dung( can't say ** they censor it)

#36 pm » 2010-11-24 09:04

Let us hope and pray
written by Vicnes, November 24, 2010
Let us hope and pray that your lobsters and snappers are not contaminatedby all the raw sewage that is pumped into the ocean daily.

again you are talking cack and **, our raw sewage is mostly organic in nature we have not polluted our lands with the toxic byproducts of your industrial base manufacturing bases and petrochemical cancers temples
neither is our drinking water radioactive like in Texas.
having said all this we Antiguans have to take even better care of our environment our health depends on it
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Tenman

#35 Vicnes » 2010-11-24 09:00

Are we to assume that junk food eaters don't pay taxes. This is heavy.
No where did I suggest that American eat junk food and live longer. Could it be that the fast food is not all junk and maybe that does account for some of us are as healthy as anyone. Just a thought, Mr Generalisimo. And we are not all fat.
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Let us hope and pray

#34 Vicnes » 2010-11-24 08:38

Let us hope and pray that your lobsters and snappers are not contaminatedby all the raw sewage that is pumped into the ocean daily.
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PM

#33 tenman » 2010-11-24 08:03

PM what amazes me is we have persons screaming for freedom to eat junk food yet some of these persons when the effects of unhealthy lifestyles sets in will insist that the government (tax payers ) foot the bill. Yes by all means eat what you like but please bare the costs on your own dime. Perhaps the solution is to add a health tax to such foods. This tax will help in paying for the effects of these bad decisions.



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re: naiomi

#32 fnpsr » 2010-11-24 07:19

Naomi, You are making me hungry!!!
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An important topic gone awry

#31 Tobi » 2010-11-24 07:15

The anti-imperialist line is lame. I'm for freedom of choice. Just wondering if Dr. Simon would consider Chinese food from the imperialists? Education is the best line of defense, not lack of choice and freedom.
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#30 PM » 2010-11-24 06:47

I can only conclude that some of these investors in fast food chains have been reading this forum
clearly Dr Simon must have hit the nail on the head being called a pseudo communist and health totalitarian misleading the public by stressing the scientifically proven dangers of fast food and all processed foods the agro industrial complex dumps on the world.
I would say Dr Simon did not do him self a favor, Doc you should promote more fast and junk food imagine how it will increase your and ever medical practitioners patient base in antigua.
Look at the fat kids in our street look what they eat and where then ask your self's can we really afford to put our already challenged younger generation at risk for even more food health related problems and if so who is going to pay for that.
we really can afford a Burger chain joint LIke MC D or wendy we have enough health problems as it is with "KFC" type related illness
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to stupid jack wagon

#29 PM » 2010-11-24 06:37

also check your taste buds , either you don't know or care what you eat or you are suggesting that fast food taste as good as real food. or is as healthy if so
1 see a doc you are in need of help
2 find a new cook
3 you have a bad case of the munchies and don't care what you eat( sec stop burn weed)
4 try a nice piece of grilled snapper fish in Antigua and then try and eat some red lobster or long john silvers, see what happens.

or you are typical American and know for your good taste and culinary exploits like ketchup on a fine grilled steak hot dogs and fast food hamburgers that's why Europe considers the likes of you culinary barbarians or typical yank as we call you ?

you know nutritional intake and proper brain function, reason and intellect are linked. it explains your postings
you jack stupid jackwagon
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still a stupid jackwagon

#28 PM » 2010-11-24 06:28

PM
written by Vicnes, November 24, 2010
Thank you for making the point for me, agro industry is deadly in many ways
now to make and keep fast food cheap( more profit) the lowest of the lowest products are used, Mc Donald's KFC wendies.we make it look and taste ok with lots of additives and chemicals. we make and sell it cheap. it also last for ever.
I agree lots of this rubbish is sold in the big supermarkets but i can read and select what i want. and at the local market i can still get my meat without hormones that god did not put there. and same goes for most veggies and fruit I know who grows it and how.
Junk food Cheap food its the same and it has been proven to kill you if used often and we use junk food often

I can leave my cooked yard foul or peperpot w in the fridge and heat it up 2 days later taste great, good to eat try that with your wendies chicken burger.
and you are still a stupid jack wagon even suggesting that junk food leads to longer lifes
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@Vicness - Give me some of your loot and stop keeping that ladder from others

#27 tenman » 2010-11-24 06:14

@Vicness I honestly wish I had the kind of moneys you claim I have perhaps I would if you would only give me some of yours . @Vicness why is the subject now someone's ability to open an American chain fast food joint? I would more think the real question should be is it a good idea for government to allow such considering at the end of the day, tax payers will be asked to shell out moneys to fix the damage these foods cause. Part of any real heath care reform must involve the issue of persons eating fast food. Look I am not speaking of banning it but government must find ways to discourage persons from eating too much of it.

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#26 Vicnes » 2010-11-24 06:11

I am uninformed? Where the heck do you think that the fast food industriy purchase their meat, poultry and so on? Any harmful ingredients found in the fast food restaurants can also be found in the food in the supermarkets and other restaurants. I maybe an idiot but it looks like you are bigger idiot than me if you are not aware of this fact.
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lard

#25 PM » 2010-11-24 05:51

Fast food has poor nutrition high calories additives and preservatives the bio industry that supports these cow pigs and chickens are a health and bio hazard by them self lets not talk about chemicals and pesticides hormones and antibiotics.
the reason Americans are living longer if you can call it that ,is better health care and early prevention.
non the less they face an obesity and diabetes health related problems of epic proportions no biblical magnitude it makes swine flu look like a picnic.
The Usa has proven the correlation between fast food and health problems.
So I can only conclude that to much junk food has made you as stupid as you present your self and like as fat to( later is a assumption) look up the word .
stupid jackwagon
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fat and stupid i guess

#24 PM » 2010-11-24 05:46

What is wrong with a fly free fast food?
written by Vicnes, November 24, 2010
Dr. Simon, you are misleading the public again. Just because it is fast food doesn't mean that it is unhealthy. I find it interesting that the life expectancy in the US, the fast food heaven, is much higher than in Antigua. Maybe we should eat more fast food.and live longer.
you must be the fox news of blogs. you come here uninformed and ill prepared, unleashing a barrage of verbal vomit void of facts and or substance, and worse you relate fast food to longer life expectancy.
honestly you are so stupid that you refuse to inform your self with facts .
Fast food has poor nutrition high calories additives and preservatives the bio industry that supports these cow pigs and chickens are a health and bio hazard by them self lets not talk about chemicals and pesticides hormones and antibiotics.
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Any Antiguan can

#23 Vicnes » 2010-11-24 05:15

Any Antiguan with the capital can open a Wendy's or any of the other fast food joints. Why invoke the anti American rhetoric? Maybe one of these days, my good friend Tenman might decide to spend the fortune he has hidden in his backyard and open a chain of McDonalds.
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@Uni,

#22 tenman » 2010-11-24 04:50

Uni, thanks for reminding me that at just 40 I am old or at least think old. Its funny because at your age (Assuming you are in your twenties, I would have said exactly what you did. As you get older you are forced to confront certain realities. Unlike Vicness I did not see the article attacking places like Wendy's the writer clearly stated that we must insist on getting healthy foods. He further provided Sweden as an example of this policy. At this time in a country where the health care system is screaming about lack of resources, it truly makes no sense for us to encourage activity which will only lead to increased health care costs. Yes Vicness this policy needs to be applied across the board not only at foreign fast food joints.

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Please

#21 naiomi » 2010-11-24 04:40

When I visit Antigua I do not want any wendys, kentucky, macdonalds, burgerking or pizza. I need some good Antiguan quisine. eg. pepperpot, ducuna, dumpling, home grown vegetables, season rice, natural juices, fish, lobsters, conchs, cockle, oysters etc. No fast food for me
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Old thinking

#20 Uni » 2010-11-24 04:16

You people have adopted the mentalities of senior citizens. Thank god for my youth and also my open minded mentality that allows me to think logically and well enough to know that attacking fast food restaurants wont benefit this country in any way. We should be welcoming them with open arms, not discouraging them from investing in this country. Furthermore there are many foods antigua made that are more harmful for our healths than fast food and i dont see anyone speaking out against it. The problem here is that you guys are stuck in the 20th century and you see every progressive move as either a form of colonialism or imperialism and its time that you wake up and realize that slavery is over.

I am thankful that the younger generation does not have this sort of closed minded mentality and for that i am happy that we are this country's future not you guys!!!
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Fnpsr

#19 Vicnes » 2010-11-24 04:06

You are so correct, we need to exercise daily. What's stopping anyone that live in St. John's from jogging to Fort James at dawn every day. You don't need a gym membership. It's free and is a great way to burn calories. That was how I started my day growing up in Antigua.
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Tenman

#18 Vicnes » 2010-11-24 04:05

I do agree that if you feed on a steady diet of fatty, salty and unhealthy foods, that you will be at a higher risk of getting clogged arteries, heart attack, diabetes and other diseases. However, I took objection to the fact that Simon labels only fast food joints as the sole purveyors of unhealthy foods. Most restaurants have some unhealthy foods on their menus, not only fast foods. Also what maybe unhealthy for me can be quite right for you. I also objected to his anti-American rhetoric. Restaurants in the US have been posting caloric content values of their meals on the menu long before Sweden and other countries.

I personally don't eat red meat. Yes, I gave up all the curry goat, oxtail, hamburgers and the rare occasion that I dine in McDonalds and the other fast food joints, it is usually for a grill chicken and salad or something healthy. So it is not only the juicy hamburgers and french fries that can be unhealthy, so is a steady diet of curry goat, oxtail, salt fish in heavy oil and some of the other usual delicious tasting meals found in an Antiguan and other Caribbean restaurants.
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re: tenman

#17 fnpsr » 2010-11-24 02:55

Tenman, I thank you for the link. I think I will put you on my research team (smile).
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re: Vicnes

#16 fnpsr » 2010-11-24 02:44

Vicnes, I thank you for the correction.
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causes of liver cancer

#15 tenman » 2010-11-24 02:12

Obesity: Being very overweight might increase the risk of getting liver cancer. (see www.cancer.org/cancer/livercancer/overviewguide/liver-cancer-overview-what-causes

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written by skaw, November 24, 2010

#14 skaw » 2010-11-24 02:08

i dont see nothing wrong with Wendy's stuff. Its good for Antigua in other words more jobs and so on.But its we the people,If we think Wendy's food are unhealthy for us just dont buy nor eat it. As far as i concern you eat good you get sick and died from cancer, you dont eat good you live longer. So how i see if people want to eat it they buy it , if they dont want to eat it they just dont buy it and it end dey.
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Dave Thomas

#13 Vicnes » 2010-11-24 01:46

Dave Thomas died from liver cancer.
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very informative

#12 fnpsr » 2010-11-24 01:17

Dr. Simon, as usual, you have produced a very informative article. While Antigua is in need of investments, a fast food joint may not be the best desired. At best a proposed Wendy’s restaurant may provide a dozen jobs; but a job is a job. Some bloggers mis** that you are trying to convey, that is, with the consumption of fast food and the lack of exercise, come the potential for a myriad of health problems. I believe this is a word to the wise! I remember the founder of Wendy’s, Dave Thomas, used to do a commercial for his company and he was always eating the biggest burger on the menu. I believed that he eventually died of a heart attack. Coincidence?

Whethe r or not Antigua can support a profitable Wendy’s is a horse of a different color!

“Let’s fix the little things before we attempt to fix the bigger things.”
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Tenman

#11 Vicnes » 2010-11-24 01:12

The article is bias. The leading fast restaurants, today, offer a much healthier choice of meals than they did 5 years ago. While you can always eat healthier at a health food joint, today you can eat just as healthy meals in a Wendy's as you can in the average sit down restaurant. You have to make healthy choices at any restaurants (fast food or other types included) depending on your specific dietary needs, whether it is for diabetes, cancer, heart disease, or weight management.
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Wendys?

#10 PFKAR » 2010-11-24 00:45

What are these addictive substances that are being insidiously added to fast food? That's quite a claim.
I agree Antigua doesn't need fast food restaurants, but don't you think the established eating habits in this country would be a better place to start dealing with healthy living. For instance, does no one see the detriment in having 2 or 3 candy stands set up next to the primary schools? Take a look at the Golden Grove corner or the Cedar Grove school next time you drive by. Who decided that this is acceptable?
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Vicnes,

#9 tenamn » 2010-11-24 00:37

Vicnes, did you actually read the article? From your post you obviously did not. This seems a trend with you. Please reread this portion:


"Let me first concede that fast foods do not necessarily have to be unhealthy. This does not necessarily contradict any earlier statements I have made either. However, it comes down to the control that we as consumers exercise over the quality of the products we use

Let us look at an example that was reported by Dr Ben Lerner in the book Body By God. In Sweden, which has very good health indicators, American fast food chains such as McDonalds can be easily found. However, there is strict control over the way the food is prepared, the ingredients used, the fat content, and the sugar contents of drinks."

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What is wrong with a fly free fast food?

#8 Vicnes » 2010-11-24 00:21

Dr. Simon, you are misleading the public again. Just because it is fast food doesn't mean that it is unhealthy. I find it interesting that the life expectancy in the US, the fast food heaven, is much higher than in Antigua. Maybe we should eat more fast food.and live longer. You sir, should focus more on the poor sanitary condition that is so common in many restaurants and food carts on the island.

Man get real. Are you telling me that it is healthier to eat from the various food vendors at carnival time for example than at Wendy's? You have probably never seen the inside of a Wendy's. Next time, try their grill chicken caesar salad before running your mouth off.
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Compañero Jerry

#7 Fidelista » 2010-11-23 23:50

Ay compañero...."as another symbol of how we allow ourselves to be subjected to imperialist control" well said Jerry! ¡Via Fidel! ¡Patria o muerte!
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Dr. Simon

#6 tenman » 2010-11-23 23:10

Dr. Simon as usual well said. We need to do what is good for us and stop accepting junk as if its the only choice.

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I disagree

#5 Uni » 2010-11-23 23:00

Personally i would love to see not only Wendy's but also Mc Donalds, Burger King, Carl's Junior, Pop eyes, Kenny Rogers Roasters etc. open franchises in antigua. however i also hope that antiguans and barbudans will be the ones to run these franchises as we need more entrepeneurs to pave the way of development in this country.

You cannot blame the fast food chains for our bad eating habits you should start blaming yourselves. Remember, when you point a finger at someone four more are pointing back at you.
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@ Dr. Simon

#4 my way of helping » 2010-11-23 22:26

Doctor Simon, very nice article and it shows sign of love and care, things that i great appreciate and enthusiastic about. However, in your last paragraph you made mention of of Uncle Sam, and I think, it is not uncle SAM who is the problem but us, who I was told last night at the car was, that Antigua and Barbuda people are followers and don't they have their own culture?

I think it is decent for a Wendy's to be in Antigua and Barbuda but it is us who need to control our habits, it is us who need to eat properly, it is us who lack the intelligence to start our own business, it is us who choose the leaders we have. Today, I read the new paper and saw pictures and it killed me how fat the minsters are while the people lack. Dr. Simon as you mentioned we are our problem, not uncle Sam.

When we see food we eat and eat because subconsciously we do not like to share. tasting a bit is okay but over indulging is... it is like the saying, why fall in love when I can fall in chocolate. why share when I can eat it all? why love when I can just be with me and have everything to myself?
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Agreed.... for the most part

#3 Nemesis » 2010-11-23 22:05

But the imperialist angle - although, I concede, a minor point in the article - is a bit over the top... The implication is that our people are sheep.... perhaps....
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#2 good job bob » 2010-11-23 21:30

last time I checked, Wendy's didn't serve cockles, widdly widdly bush or pond water, so you're probably safe.
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#1 Reality » 2010-11-23 21:19

Ha!

You think Wendy's would bother throwing good money away in Antigua?

Wendy's has been recognized by the Zagat's guide as the best large fast food chain in the US. Why would they make the same mistake McDonald's and Burger King avoided, in a country known for capricious taxation and expropriation?

Not likely.
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