Originally posted by colin42
reply to post by blupblup
Even though I agree people need to cook their own food I see no reason why you would point the finger of blame at the consumer.
Supermarkets encourage people to buy pre prepared food. Even call them healthy options. The consumer is not the one to blame here.
I'm not, I'm saying there are two issues here.... and you're confusing my points.
Obviously, the fact that people have eaten horse meat when the label clearly said beef, is morally and legally wrong.
I am 100% saying that it is wrong for that to have happened and in no way are people to blame for having eaten horse meat.
However, and separately, there is the issue of eating frozen ready meals and 12 burgers for a pound, in general.
People have become so lazy and complacent about what they're eating that my point about "what do you expect?" is exactly that.... if you're buying
cheap, frozen, pierce-the-film-and-cook ready meals, then you're obviously not really concerned about your health and what you;re putting in your body
to begin with.
Just because supermarkets encourage and tell you their ready meal, processed crap is healthy, it doesn't mean it is.
Alcohol companies tell you that their spirits and beers are great.... tobacco companies used to tell people about the health benefits of smoking and
doctors used to endorse certain brands of cigarettes and so on.... things change, people need to educate themselves and not just believe what they're
told by people who essentially just want their money.
I'm sure in years to come, there will be health warnings on food and certainly processed ready meal s*** much the same way that there is on cigarettes
and the 'Drink responsibly' alcohol warnings.
We already have traffic light systems for food but it will be much more blunt in future, I think these kinds of scandals will force the issue
I am not solely blaming consumers.... the fault is with the manufacturers and processors of these 'meat products' but people should also think about
what they're eating and not just bury their heads in the sand.
Ignorance is not an excuse.
edit on 8/2/13 by blupblup because: (no reason given)