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  •  Bookmarked the junk food story. (2+ / 0-)
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    Alice Olson, skohayes

    Looks interesting.

    "Michael Moore, who was filming a movie about corporate welfare called 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' sought and received incentives."

    by Bush Bites on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 04:55:21 AM PST

    •  It's not just junk food (15+ / 0-)

      That's part of the problem -- it's ALL processed foods. Spaghetti sauce formulated with more sugar and salt, just to make you want it more. Soups with added sugar, salt, and fat. "Lunchables" kits that look healthy (and are convenient for school lunches) but have way too much salt, fat, calories, and sugar. Lots of items marketed as a healthy "natural" alternative to junk food, but really they're pretty similar.

      Not surprisingly, the same consultants work for food companies that used to work for tobacco companies. In both cases they're advising them how to make the product more attractive and more addictive.

      It makes you want to never go into a supermarket again -- or at least never go down the middle aisles, only the outside perimeter.

    •  I heard about it (0+ / 0-)

      on my local radio station this morning - fully intending to come to work and track it down for later reading.

      And here it is on my first internet stop of the day - DKos. Love this place.

      The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy... the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

      by lcbo on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 05:39:35 AM PST

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    •  My solution (0+ / 0-)

      is to not eat the crap. I'm not completely an angel in these things though, but I can count on one hand the number of times I've eaten at a fast food restaurant in the last two or three years. All I have to do is look at the calorie count and the amount of food you get for all those calories (not much). Expensive and non-nutritious, no thanks.
      My biggest problem is diet soda, I'll drink 2 or 3 in front of the computer at night.

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 05:56:04 AM PST

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      •  Except 5 Guys (0+ / 0-)

        they taste like the hamburgers my dad used to buy us at a diner next to the store where he had worked.  He knew the owner and they were the best burgers I ever ate.  First time I tasted a 5 Guys burger it was a trip back in time.

        Of course you can't eat them every day, but now and then as a treat.

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