Po' Food Kills more Poor People than Guns

Tiny - Posted on 05 August 2017

Youth Poverty Scholars Investigative Team #100 - Sahara, Seven, Zosia & Sasha Findings

In Deecolonize Academy/POOR Magazine summer camp, we researched food from a local liquor store in our black and brown community. We broke into two investigative youth groups and we looked at, the healthy and unhealthy benefits in the food.

The food that my group researched was Tampico, Lunchables, Onions, and Black beans. Tampico and Lunchables were the unhealthy food group and the onion and beans were the healthy food group. By far the most unhealthy of the unhealthy food group was the Tampico, researched by youth poverty Scholars.

We found that Tampico contains  Potassium Citrate: A potassium salt of citric acid with the molecular formula K₃C₆H₅O₇. It is a white, hygroscopic crystalline powder. It is odorless with a saline taste. It contains 38.28% potassium by mass.

Antimony: Is a toxic and poisonous metal that can cause irritation of the eyes, skin, and lungs. In a longer time, it causes lung diseases, heart problems, diarrhea, severe vomiting and stomach ulcers. The list goes on and honestly, there is more high fructose corn syrup in it than actual juice.

Lunchables are high in sodium. We know from personal experience seeing kids all around me eating Lunchables every day. The American Heart Association recommends that the average kid mg 1500 mg of sodium a day, but many kids who eat Lunchables in jest 260000 mg in one sitting. We didn't know this until we researched it, but once sodium enters your bloodstream. it draws water from outside of your blood vessels into it which gives you higher blood pressure. that is not healthy especially for little kids.

We also found that Parade’s dry black beans are about $1.50 for 16oz, they contain total carbs 31 dietary fiber 8g protein 11g. Black beans are prized for their high protein and fiber content. Black beans may help strengthen bones and Black beans contain quercetin and saponins which can protect the heart.

Team #101 (Tibu, Kimo, Amir and Ziair) Findings

Food Worse than Calibers

We are reporting for 96.1 KEXU Youth Poverty Skolaz Radio and we are going to present a list of healthy and unhealthy foods. We found all of these foods at the grocery store across the street. That grocery store contains mostly unhealthy foods and our job was to find healthy and unhealthy foods in that store and compare them to each other. Here is our list of foods.

Healthy Foods

Berkeley Farms Whole Milk

Krinkle Cut Kettle potato chips


Unhealthy Foods

Oatmeal Cream Pie

Bone-In Chicken Wings

Mrs. Freshley's Chocolate Mini-Donuts


Food is an important thing in our society but most of the time it is poisoning us as we eat. Especially in the poorest neighborhoods we are surrounded by liquor stores and grocery stores filled with nothing but unhealthy foods

The daily intake of sodium that an average person should have a day is 2.3 grams. If you don’t want to get high cholesterol which means having to control your blood pressure constantly you have to intake less than 200 grams a day.


The thing is these chicken wings have 720 milligrams of sodium. Now imagine having about three of these chicken wing meals a day. This is something that many of us struggle with. We live off of food stamps and WIC.


We can’t afford to go to whole foods and get a pre-cooked chicken for $14.99 We have to get these microwaveable chicken wings for 3.00 at the nearest grocery. After eating these meals and meals even worse every day nonstop our body has no break from the abuse that it’s being put under and your blood gets really hot and your blood pressure starts to rise. If you don’t catch it in time you eventually die.


This is the reality that most of us live with except it’s even worse because they don’t know. Almost everyone in these neighborhoods living under these conditions has no idea that they are killing themselves. But see, that is the plan.


The government takes their former enemy’s so powerful once, and put them in these confined neighborhoods and give them only this to eat and only give them this amount of money to spend it and when they can’t they become houseless. This is what is also happening in the Indian Reservations.


Food is important it is one of the things that make us human and the say what you eat is what you are if you’re living a diet full processed food, sugar in almost everything you eat I'm sorry to say this you're on the road to diabetes, Heart Problems, Cancer unfortunately if you’re a resident of an area of poverty you might not be able to access the better foods that markets like rainbow or Trader Joe’s  provide natural and healthy food’s.


 In 2006, a comprehensive review of a large number of TFA related studies indicated a strong association between consumption of TFA and CHD, concluding “On a per-calorie basis, trans fats appear to increase the risk of CHD more than any other micronutrient.11 A more conclusive evidence came from the Nurses’ Health Study in which CHD risk roughly doubled for each 2% increase in trans fat calories consumed instead of carbohydrate calories.


Today in this pandemic of obesity, Diabetes, and cancer. All these are connected, to what you might ask. Let me explain that the food you eat today is garbage filled Genetic Modified organisms, Preservations, Chemicals and a whole lot of stuff you can't even Pronounce.


But why is the question I would ask the corporations why would we pay for GMO foods if they’re just gonna damage us? It's to control the population and milking us out of our money and getting conscious to get used to putting garbage in our body.


But, I have found some alternatives that are less toxic. Knowing how to cook is essential to making your own food one recipe is beans tortillas cheese are good for a little pick me up it's also cheap. Gardening also a really good way to know what you're eating while maintaining your own and it's so much healthier because it doesn't have any chemicals preservatives.


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