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Science: Use for Good or Evil?

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Most anyone who knows me has heard my rant about the science behind finding the perfect balance of Sugar, Salt & Fat that can make, ahem, "food" as addictive as possible.

So why can we not use this science to curate the healthiest, most nutritious food on the planet into a perfectly delectable, mouth-watering, crave-able food sought out by everyone?

And let's bring in the advertising! Let's bring in all the clever minds of advertising and have them craft clever jingles and ads that have us yearning for yummy fresh fruits and veggies!

I'm looking forward to seeing what Michael Moss, author of Sugar, Salt, Fat has pulled together in his latest book "Hooked: Food, Free Will, And How The Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions."

One of my potent motivators and mantras has been to Fight Corporate Control Over My Body! Take it a step further with the suggestions I made above and perhaps eating healthy needn't be such an effort swimming upstream against such an immense tide of forces working against us!

More on Moss & his book here:


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  • no profile photo CD4830177
    I'm not aware of this author. Thanks Don. I'll check to see if my library has M.Moss' books.
    96 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    so much money to be made by the greedy!!

    97 days ago
    Oh, Don. My husband and I have had very similar conversations in recent days and have had many over the years. Don't get me going on science used for evil and advertising and marketing.

    And, it isn't simply corporate control of our bodies, it's also corporate control of our minds. Seriously!

    I am a scientist by training and being aware of how science is manipulated for what one may call evil is why I turned down a job in Silicon Valley working as a physicisit and why I'd never consider working for a National Lab. There are too many projects that would violate my ethics and employees don't necessarily get to choose their projects.
    97 days ago
    Thx all for stopping by!

    But a rebuttal:

    Our "choices" are not as "free" as we think as we are "groomed" by the media & advertising, which has a HUGE influence on our taste buds.

    Yanno, big bucks really CAN be made while promoting healthy products!

    We shouldn't be making foods that are killing us off :-(

    97 days ago
    So many 'food' problems! The foods advertised are addictive. NO QUESTION about that. That's where the $$$ goes! And farmers are pd. to grow crops that go into these products. And Big Pharma gets pd. to 'treat' the results of eating these addictive foods.

    Then add in the fact that many are on limited budgets and what are they going to buy?? The products that are cheapest, which happen to be loaded w/sugar, fat, salt. Coupons -- also generally for these addictive foods. Ever see a coupon for money off broccoli or cauliflower?

    I feel blessed that I can eat fresh, whole foods. I live in a farming community so it is abundant. Not so for many!

    And to those that argue the whole, fresh foods cost more, weigh that against the cost of prescriptions and Dr. visits for health issues that result from eating too many processed foods.

    If it's a plant in the ground, it's safe to eat. If it's MADE in a plant, it's NOT safe to eat.

    Thank you for the link. Spark as if your life depends on it. It DOES!
    97 days ago
    I get it, but people do have choices and individual palates.
    Not everything will appeal to everyone.
    And you can lead a horse to water....

    Also, it would be great to stop demonizing foods in general. I choose to refrain from sugar, but it does taste good and many people eat it with and without consequence.

    As for the combo of salt, fat and sugar, that is basically what I had for breakfast - two eggs (fat) and a piece or homemade sourdough bread (sugar/carbs), toasted, with salted butter and I salted my eggs, so there's the salt component. That ain't "BAD." And if anyone told me it was, I would probably tell them, "You're not the boss of me!"
    It's the same thing with different lifestyles. Some people claim gluten free is best. Some people have gotten on the KETO bandwagon, and some people feel that IF is the way to go. That's great...FOR THEM.
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  • no profile photo CD5745313
    I totally agree with you, but to echo Laura's post, just "follow the money"
    That's the bottom line.
    97 days ago
    Happy to hear about this new book thank you!!

    I'm focusing on calm contentment and that feeling good expansive state of mind body soul . . . not sure that this can be achieved in any state of addiction!!
    97 days ago
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  • no profile photo NYLAURA1
    Great idea
    Unfortunately, there's more money to be made by getting people addicted to junk
    97 days ago
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    At least the tech companies have invested in delicious emoji images?
    97 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/30/2021 9:43:31 AM
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