Food Freedom

Jamie Oliver Wins a Emmy. West Virginians (and Brits) Still Fat.

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U.K. celebrity chef came over to the United States—West Virginia in particular—to tell Americans not to eat some much worthless junk. It didn't go over well, here or at home. Now he's won an Emmy for Food Revolution, the show documenting his exploits (and Glenn Beckian tears).

Seems like as good a time as any to offer up this reheated Oliver debunking video from the Reason archives:

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  1. Shouldn’t that be “wins an Emmy” or am I missing an obvious joke (never watched his show)?

  2. So, fat kids don’t live long.

    See, there’s no need to reform Social Security and Medicare after all.

  3. What’s the proper British slang for Jamie Oliver, his uninspired cooking, his goofy haircut and his nanny state horse-apples?

    Get stuffed.

    And LOL at “Black Market Junk Food.” One man’s pre-pubescent black marketeer is another’s entrepreneur-in-training.

    1. THEY HATE US FOR OUR FREEDOMS!

    2. What’s the proper British slang for Jamie Oliver, his uninspired cooking, his goofy haircut and his nanny state horse-apples?

      I think it’s “bloody twat”.

  4. Okay Oliver can be an annoying nanny but he’s right when critisizing government bureaucracies for not allowing local schools to offer healthier school meals.

    I don’t get the obsession reason has with him, there are so many worse people to cover. Maybe Koch Industries is involved in the school meal buisness.

  5. Okay Oliver can be an annoying nanny but he’s right when critisizing government bureaucracies for not allowing local schools to offer healthier school meals.

    Where? When? Please show me any State or Federal law that forbids a local school district from “offering” a ‘healthier school meal’. (Perhaps you meant that they wouldn’t receive Fed funding if they don’t follow Federal guidelines

    I don’t get the obsession reason has with him, there are so many worse people to cover.

    First, he’s a fascist lackwit who has gained appeal in our gov’t.

    Second, he’s a gay fucking pooftard whose cooking ‘skillz’ are questionable at best…

    School lunch (and don’t forget the “free” breakfast) is a $10 billion industry here in America.

    I tend to pay attention to fascist assholes who are wanting to transform a $10 billion industry into their own little plantation.

    1. You clearly didn’t watch the show. He produces copious documentation of the bureaucratic nightmare that entangles the school lunch programs that he attempted to change. There are regulations upon regulations about what can be served, combined with subsidized foods of questionable nutritional value.

      Whatever his motivations, they clearly do not extend to turning school lunches into his own “plantation”. Fuck, that is stupid to even suggest. The plantation analogy would be in favor of the existing system.

      Whether you agree with him or not, his premise is to improve the quality of the existing school lunch programs by emphasizing healthy, fresh foods. That is hardly a fascist plot. If you are going to have a government run school, and if that government school is going to have a heavily regulated and subsidized lunch program, asking that those lunches be healthy is hardly a drastic request. If you had actually watched the show you would have seen him confronting bureaucrats who resisted providing anything that could not be eaten with fingers or spoons to elementary school children. Confronting administrators who resisted serving a vegetable-noodle stir fry because of a lack of vegetables and instead serving a plain burger with french fries. Confronting administrators who would not serve a pasta dish because it didn’t have a bread – and the rules required a serving of bread. Confronting an administrator who continued serving frozen chicken nuggets instead of fresh prepared chicken teryaki because the nuggets came from an USDA subsidized program and were much cheaper than unprocessed chicken. The entire show was a litany of confronting government stooges who refused to even engage in an argument as to the best way to provide good nutrition and build good nutrition habits in children. Instead, the government bots fell back on enforcing the status quo, an attitude of “the rules are the rules because those are the rules”.

      The meme proffered by some around here does not fit the show at all. Whatever he is (or is not) outside of that show; within the confines of that show he played the role of concerned individual advocating for an improvement to the existing system. Even without the nutrition message the show was interesting for the anti-bureaucracy message, intended or not.

    2. This is an idiotic response. If you had seen the show at all you would realize that the major thrust of the show is to demonstrate exactly the bureaucracy that encumbers the school lunch program he was trying to change – at all levels – from the school, to the district, to the county, state and federal government (and several agencies within the governments).

      And your analogy to the plantation exquisitely wrong. If you wanted to use “plantation” as an analogy, you would apply it most accurately to the existing situation, not to advocating for incremental improvements in food choices. Fascist is hardly the appropriate label for “advocating for modest changes in an existing school lunch program”.

    3. Hey Katherine! You (and Fletch) should have bothered to watch the show you critique. It makes the exact points you are trying to make about government rules, subsidies and bureaucracy creating bad results in the lunchroom.

    4. Where? When? Please show me any State or Federal law that forbids a local school district from “offering” a ‘healthier school meal’. (Perhaps you meant that they wouldn’t receive Fed funding if they don’t follow Federal guidelines

      Ok got me there. In an ideal world there would be no government subsidies for school meals (and no public schools for that matter). However since there are government subsidies I think regulations that only allow fried chicken and forbid grilled chicken in schools are a bad thing.

      School lunch (and don’t forget the “free” breakfast) is a $10 billion industry here in America.

      I tend to pay attention to fascist assholes who are wanting to transform a $10 billion industry into their own little plantation.

      Schhol lunches are a $10 Billion government subsidized industry (exeption: school meals in private schools). The people making monesy in it are paid by taxpayers. I don’t really care which government connected group gets to rob the rest of us.

      1. Public schools can also opt out of the subsidized program.

    5. Second, he’s a gay fucking pooftard whose cooking ‘skillz’ are questionable at best…

      Really?

      Have you even watched the show? This “expos?” video about him that keeps being posted here is a woefully misinformed embarrassment.

      So a guy on TV tells people to eat better, this isn’t new, or subversive, or anything that various groups haven’t done in any medium available to them for the past 50 years. So why the hard-on for this guy? He’s not enacting law and has no power to do so. Every time someone tells the disgusting fat slobs in this country that it’s their lifestyle that causes them to be disgusting fat slobs, everyone bristles up like it’s some taboo to mention.

      Where? When? Please show me any State or Federal law that forbids a local school district from “offering” a ‘healthier school meal’. (Perhaps you meant that they wouldn’t receive Fed funding if they don’t follow Federal guidelines

      Perhaps if you had bothered to watch the show (and could display an intelligence level above that of feedstock) you’d see that the absolute biggest obstacle in the way of any change he’s trying to make is the massive Federal bureaucracy and the 1,000 page manual describing to the school officials how to feed the kids, lest they (God forbid) be cut off from the Federal teet.

      Is it really that shocking that a professional chef would try to advise people to eat something other than fried Oreos for dinner?

  6. Point of contention. It is not “fatty” foods that make you fat. Fat, nutritionally, is where it’s at. Protein, too. We evolved as hunter gatherers, not grass farmers. Grains especially, along with sugar and starches make you fat, increase insulin production and fat storage, while decreasing metabolism and contributing to arteriosclerosis. High dairy consumption coupled with low exposure to sunlight also accelerates the build up of arterial plaques, which is why free calcium in the bloodstream is a more important marker for heart disease than cholesterol, but no one tests for it. Either get out and get some sun, or take a D3 supplement (fortified milk is only given enough D3 to ward off rickets, it is woefully inadequate as a dietary supplement).

    Read the Primal Blueprint by Mark Sissons.

  7. Here’s some support for the calcium increases heart attack association.

    http://www.webmd.com/heart/new…..ttack-risk

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/sardi/sardi82.html

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/sardi/sardi175.html

    Really, the lipid hypothesis is just about played out, and we all know that the widespread recommendation of a low fat diet directly coincides with the explosion of the obesity epidemic, so listen to the Eades, not Ornish.

    1. You might like a book I recently read called “In Defense of Food”. He spends a great deal of it discussing the stupidity of the lipid hypothesis and “nutritionalism” as a whole.

  8. Hey Katherine! You should have bothered to watch the show you attempt to critique. It makes exactly the points you claim it should have made concerning government regulations, subsidies and bureaucracy creating the substandard lunches.

  9. Hey Katherine! You should have bothered to watch the show you attempt to critique. It illustrates exactly the points about government bureaucracy, subsidies and regulations that you claim he should be making. In fact, that is the major thrust of the show.

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  11. Aren’t there any fatasses in, say, Swindon or Lardass, Wiltfordshire that Oliver could bother instead of our already put-upon West Virginians?

    Seriously, why would anyone care about an asshole like him when there’s cleavage a-cookin’ with Giada.

  12. Congratulations to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution show for winning and Emmy for Outstanding Reality Show. Hopefully, this will form a template for reality shows that are based on sensible, positive messages rather than stupid human tricks! http://organicconnectmag.com/w…..mmy-award/

  13. He is a private citizen advocating personal responsibility. No government intervention or nanny-state’ism here, just a person some consider annoying. I don’t see the problem.

  14. The agenda of this britshit government faggot pig and its propatainment in America won’t get far, and if it had the brains to notice, or not to pretend it doesn’t, America didn’t watch the show, or any britshit propatainment trollings.

    You lose again, britshit.

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