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American Fast Food Took Over Kuwait And Made Its People Obese

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyMTSvVAtWM

Obesity is now the biggest health threat facing Kuwait and the country's obsession with American fast food could be to blame.

The very first McDonald's restaurant appeared in Kuwait on a U.S. military base set up to support the 1991 invasion of Iraq. Since then, the industry has rapidly expanded there are now hundreds of U.S. fast food restaurants in Kuwait and as a result, the country has become one of the most obese nations on the planet.

"The beginning of fast food, I would say it is part of the Americanization of the culture here." Dr. Mohsen Bagnied, a professor at the American University of Kuwait told VICE News. Now, Kuwait has roughly double the percentage of diabetic adults than the U.S.

American fast food brands occupy over 100 countries in 6 continents worldwide. The global fast food industry will be worth more than $600 billion by 2019. According to a U.S. executive, Africa is the next major area in which to expand.
American Fast Food Took Over Kuwait And Made Its People Obese: VICE on HBO, Full Episode

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyMTSvVAtWM

VICE News
Published on Feb 8, 2018

Obesity is now the biggest health threat facing Kuwait and the country's obsession with American fast food could be to blame.

The very first McDonald's restaurant appeared in Kuwait on a U.S. military base set up to support the 1991 invasion of Iraq. Since then, the industry has rapidly expanded there are now hundreds of U.S. fast food restaurants in Kuwait and as a result, the country has become one of the most obese nations on the planet.

"The beginning of fast food, I would say it is part of the Americanization of the culture here." Dr. Mohsen Bagnied, a professor at the American University of Kuwait told VICE News. Now, Kuwait has roughly double the percentage of diabetic adults than the U.S.

The fast food industry isn't just operating in the Middle East. American Fast food brands populate more than 100 countries around the world, occupying six continents. And the global fast food industry is projected to be worth over $600 billion by 2019.

VICE's Gianna Toboni travels to Kuwait to witness the health effects on a country deep in the throes of an unlikely obsession with U.S. fast food.

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there are no Americans in Politics. 15.Feb.2018 15:38

Tracy Mapes

I think it was Ali Velshi? Using Two-Talking or Cant Language, that suggested that it was a plan to de-populate the World through the use of Fast food, creating a land base for a new Israel by killing people with fatty substances.

Sort of a self induced suicide.

The inflected words use led to "Fast Food" and "Fatso" in the Dictionary, along with the spoken words, "We must face the truth."

Further program goals can be found in the 2 preceding pages of Dictionary.

These include: the promotion of fag, faggot, fairy, fallacy, family planning, fantasize, far-off, fast forward, fast food, fatso, etc.

Bringing Freedom, Democracy and Trash 15.Feb.2018 23:23

Ugly Outcome

I have heard that the USA influenced garbage in Afghanistan is now, all over the place, in these super big huge open trash piles, and theses piles contain all the western packaging and wrappers of crap from capitalism, USA and greed.