In our occasional forays into the world of food and drink there are two interesting ripostes to some peer reviewed health reports.
A Lancet analysis revealed that if rising life expectancy means years in good health, then health expenditure is expected to increase by only 0.7% of GDP by 2060.
So,first- that Low Carb Study.
Did the study claiming that carbohydrate is good for you really add up? This is certainly worth five minutes of your time:-
And the other idea is that the cost of an ageing population is, in itself, a threat to the welfare system.
It is clearly not an ageing population as such, but an UNHEALTHY ageing population that is indeed a threat.
So that means that we must sort out the food and drink industry, which is, as ever, socialising the profits, and nationalising the losses.
So really we ought to grasp, horrific as though it might be, that we are all going to die – but we need – in the sense that it will be good for us, good for society and good for our overall resources, to die in the best possible way, and that means above all, without long term illness, which is something which is highly expensive in resources.
I’d suggest that the food and drink trade should receive controlling legislation in order to support, not just a long life for their consumers -which is actually all of us – but also their best future – and indeed in the broadest general terms.
So this means, not so much a long life – although there is no reason why that should not also be the case, but specifically, a healthy life.
Until it actually ends.
Which seems to me, justifies the heading.