Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Is Consumption Consuming You?

A fantastic article. Here are a few callouts from it. Read the entire story, it's very insightful and honest.

"Manufacturers love to tweak products in ways that leave our diet largely unchanged, but allow for new "hot buttons" to be added to the product packaging to create a "health halo" and seduce you to buy more of whatever junk it may be. "

"The health care industry makes more money treating chronic diseases than it does preventing them. And the circle of business goes round and round, with us dizzy with confusion."

"The appeal of convenience, low price, added flavor and enriched nutrients is all an illusion to cover up the compromised quality of food."

"With fat, sugar and salt you can make cardboard taste exciting to the palate."

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