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  •  As it is, we're mostly just eating (4+ / 0-)

    what big corporate interests want us to eat, where they want us to eat.

    I wanna quote another British poet.

    by Lazar on Thu Jan 15, 2009 at 12:55:49 PM PST

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    •  education (7+ / 0-)

      I think it has to do with education. Consumer freedom begins with consumer education, and when the government is in the business of putting out food company propaganda, then the "personal choice" issue gets very muddy.

      How can you have personal choice when the info you're fed is not really information, but nonsense? That's not freedom when you're basing decisions of lies. That's using WMD arguments to sell food...

      •  Therein lies the solution to most problems (0+ / 0-)

        Education will help fix many of our problems. Health, energy, the environment, social relations. They all benefit from education.

        With NCLB and the crap now in our schools, students aren't being taught to think. They are merely being taught to regurgitate, which sets them up perfectly for advertising susceptibility. See it, remember it, say it, and it becomes a false truth, with no critical thinking.

        Make students think in school, and they might just start to educate themselves on the side.

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        by Gravedugger on Thu Jan 15, 2009 at 10:05:19 PM PST

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    •  But we can't do anything about the fact (3+ / 0-)
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      that people are choosing to eat processed foods.  Grocery stores have many good choices.  No one can mandate how people eat nor would I want to.

      I would propose ad compaigns and education in our schools about healthy choices.  We can't force people to eat what we want them to eat but we can educate them.

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