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FOOD for THOUGHT: Conspiracy Theory???

Philip Morris is no longer allowed to market addictive tobacco products to our children; so it is helping sell addictive "food" instead...

(Dietary changes should be discussed with a health care provider.)

 

I was away over the school break enjoying the outdoors with my husband & kids, but I also neglected to post because before I left, I had a little writers block – or more of a blockade.  For the sake of brevity I am working on separating several topics that adamantly want to remain intertwined because each one affects the others and because it is hard to explain any one without addressing them all.  While I hunt for a path to make the incision without cutting through a nerve, I am taking a break and going off on a short tangent because I have remained silent for too long…

 

…speaking of remaining silent for too long…  Some experts are finally blowing the whistle on the junk-food industry.  They are even creeping past the ever shifting line and beginning to denounce a few of the foods that have been trying very hard to associate with meal food and to masquerade as being positive changes, that are really nothing more than chaff trying to fool our real-food seeking senses.

 

I don’t believe we are blameless victims.  We need to take responsibility for our own health and our own education to stay on a course toward health, but once we start regularly doing the work, I think there should be transparency as to just how unfairly THE DECK IS STACKED AGAINST US!

 

Companies that have a lot of money, can subtract a miniscule amount to purchase cheap wheat, sugar, filler & flavoring and still have a lot of money to research everything from our biochemistry and addictive tendencies, to our psychological processes and subconscious biases, to our texture preferences and can apply the findings to non-food ingredients, packaging, and advertising to make a lot more money with which to research how to encourage overeating – so there is an expanding market in which to increase sales.

 

Check out this link to a book excerpt if you are curious as to what sort of brainwashing is taking place and as to which companies are doing it so we can try to avoid being willing test subjects:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/magazine/the-extraordinary-science-of-junk-food.html?pagewanted=1&_r=3&smid=fb-share&

 

CHALLENGE #26 of 50:  IF YOU READ THIS ON TUESDAY the 26th:

 

Consider eating out or picking up takeout tonight.  Not Your Average Joe’s in Acton (305 Main Street) is donating part of their food sales to continuing Westford’s Chefs Move to Schools program.  Being exposed to freshly made food on a daily basis from a young age and learning to cook from scratch are two good ways to remain independent of junk food and processed food dependence and “addiction”.

 

You’ll need to present this “coupon” to your server.

 

CHALLENGE #26 of 50:  for the rest of the week

 

Boycott soda, sweetened yogurt, things found in the snack isle and Lunchables.

 

There is only one boss – the customer – and he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.  ~Sam Walton

 

QUOTE of the WEEK:

 

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.

Confucius

 

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