Okinawa is officially designated as a Blue Zone — a demographic and/or geographic area where people live longer lives.
It may soon lose its status because junk food is now shortening the lives of Okinawa’s grandchildren.
American fast food is accomplishing what environmental poisoning (thanks to the U.S. military) hasn’t been able to do since the Second World War.
Okinawa is known as the “junk heap of the Pacific,” and it’s overflowing with large amounts of toxic waste, including but not limited to …
Agent Orange II
Agent Orange III
Agent Super Orange
industrial-grade detergents (suitable for washing jet aircraft)
polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
radioactive depleted uranium
unidentified tar-like substance
Jon Mitchell (“Okinawa: The junk heap of the Pacific,” The Japan Times, Nov. 11, 2013) wrote …
“The Pentagon is the largest polluter on the planet, producing more toxic waste than the top three U.S. chemical manufacturers combined. In 2008, 25,000 of its properties within the U.S. were found to be contaminated, and more than 100 of these were classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as Superfund sites, meaning they warranted urgent cleanup.”
According to the same source …
“Although such lax environmental controls were common on U.S. military bases all over the world at this time, Okinawa’s problems were exacerbated by the geopolitical gray zone in which it existed. Throughout the 1945-1972 U.S. occupation, the island was not protected by American law or the Japanese Constitution, so the Pentagon stored large stockpiles of chemical and atomic weapons there — and nuclear-powered submarines made regular pit stops in Okinawa.”
Well, what the U.S. military couldn’t do with toxic chemicals is now being accomplished with American fast food.
It’s time to let the potheads out of prison and replace them with American fast food murderers.