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The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food - Dhamma Wheel

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

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The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

Postby Ben » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:16 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

Postby James the Giant » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:38 am

Stuff like this makes me want to get out of this mad cycle of existence as soon as possible.
Great article, thanks Ben.
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

Postby Ben » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:57 am

Hi James,
Just be sure to get out of this existence by walking on the path, and not eating your way to an early death courtesy of the junk food manufacturers!
I'm glad you appreciate the article. We work so hard to overcome our own craving and aversion I thought it useful to learn how food technicians actively attempt to manipulate them.
kind regards,

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

Postby Alobha » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:42 pm

It's not an industry of ethics, but of optimizing craving to the max. I wonder whether society (especially America) can pull off a change in politics there. If the US change their politics of freedom of desires, the rest of the world may likely follow. But getting drugregulations through with a population that consists largely of drugaddicts? Until wisdom in politics can seize a victory, dealing with our own craving seems like a very good and urgent thing to do.

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Re: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

Postby m0rl0ck » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:03 pm

This is total crap. These companies are giving consumers what they want and while im not defending the companies, people need to take responsibility for their choices.
“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Re: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

Postby m0rl0ck » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:20 pm

“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Postby corrine » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:50 pm

It seems as though one simple approach is just to avoid processed food whenever possible. Where I live, fortunately, fresh food is widely available. If you buy only what is needed for several days and prepare it simply, a lot of these issues are avoided. And processed food is more expensive by far than minimally processed food. A box of sugary cereal is much more expensive than a bag of oatmeal or even a bag of whole wheat biscuits. I think it is just a matter of deciding to eat for nutrition rather than eat for pleasure.

I think industry frequently treats consumers as sheep because consumers choose to behave as sheep. If we live thoughtfully, we cannot be led.

Maybe I am just very fortunate to live where fresh food is widely available, but still most of my friends choose to eat at fast food places and to purchase crappy food because they say it tastes better and that is their only motivation. That is a personal failing. If I choose to feed my children what is essentially poisonous, is that not my fault and my fault alone?

corrine

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Re: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

Postby m0rl0ck » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:07 pm

“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Re: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

Postby Ben » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:21 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

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“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Postby Ben » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:16 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

Postby m0rl0ck » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:29 pm

“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Re: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

Postby Mr Man » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:55 pm

Why is Ronald McDonald a clown?

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Re: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

Postby Dhammanando » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:31 am

Robot refrigerators to the rescue....


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Re: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

Postby Justsit » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:50 pm

The "facts" may be hidden but are readily available to anyone willing to dig a little and not accept everything at face value. Most people seem to prefer not to know, or just don't care, convenience trumping effort.

It is no secret that Big Agra corporations are in business to make money, not provide wholesome food to a discerning population. Assuming that products made by such companies are safe/healthy is naive.

As always, caveat emptor. Do your research.

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