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Our food is killing us

Dec. 1, 2023, 9:14 p.m.
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Wild article on the Tyee about how processed food is having significant negative impacts, not only on us but the planet as a whole as well.

Couple of choice quotes to whet the appetite. UPF = ultra-processed foods

"In just the last decade, nutrition scientists have begun to question whether most of the food we buy and consume is really food at all. Their answer: No, it’s not, but it drives an economy that exploits us from the cradle to an early grave."

"The average cost of insulin in Canada is US$12 per unit; in the United States, it’s US$98.70, the highest in the world. (In Turkey it’s just US$2.64.) So the growth of UPF-driven diabetes has been a bonanza for pharmaceutical companies."

"So UPF damages the environment in its production, malnourishes and sickens its consumers and thereby creates demand for expensive and hazardous “cures” to remedy UPF-caused conditions. As well, it boosts demands for health services from dentistry to palliative care. From a corporate point of view, UPF is an ideal cradle-to-grave investment."

We don't know what our limits are, so to start something with the idea of being limited actually ends up limiting us.
Ellen Langer

 Last edited by: syncro on Dec. 1, 2023, 9:16 p.m., edited 2 times in total.
Dec. 6, 2023, 3:39 p.m.
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This is not ground breaking. This has been going on for 30 plus years.

Dec. 11, 2023, 3:56 a.m.
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Well, you can remind the author that people, in general, have been living and eating differently for the past hundred years than they did for several million years in the savannah. Moreover, the current population level is not sustainable in the environment we live in. However, we are still living. I heard a lecture from an anthropologist suggesting that in the future, we may switch to insects as a protein source on a mass scale because the conventional sources won't be sufficient for everyone

Dec. 16, 2023, 10:13 p.m.
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I am surprised Tungsten hasn't come on and posted whichever conspiracy sources around this.

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