posted on Jul, 23 2013 @ 04:37 PM
reply to post by riffraff
Oh how I wish I could form a coherent argument against your point and believe it myself to say it. Sadly, I cannot because you speak the truth here
and it took two things around the same time to happen for me to realize that in my own small view of the world.
The first was realizing I was both Hypertensive and Diabetic, at the same time to learn it, after having run through both tests with no problem signs
just a year before. Looking back? Of course I built these problems over the long term by bad choices...but I guess I expected life would give a
warning as a last 'Okay, time to change now'. The stupid little things we tell ourselves to do what we like, vs. what's good, eh?
The other one was an audio book on the food industry that went into the artificial flavoring and coloring, which of course Fast Food all but masters
to a science. With what passes for food in the production phase? They kinda have to. This book talked about the industry for flavor and color in
particular for a fair part and what stuck out the MOST?
Have you ever been across Southern New Jersey outside Philadelphia and headed North to NYC? (didn't check your profile to see if it's listed for
location). There is a concentration of what look like Oil Refineries or Petro Chemical plants and it's what I always assumed they were when I was
through there. Not that different from the big refinery I passed outside Cheyenne, Wyoming for that matter. However, according to the book, that
cluster of chemical plants is the heart of the flavor and color industry and production for what pretty much everything not picked fresh or killed by
someone you know has in it.
* I won't say I've given up on eating well...because weight and general fitness DO matter plenty in working to keep. I have given up on saving
myself in the long term from dying out of something connected to that crap we call food tho. Cancer or something else..but probably related. Likely a
fate sealed many years before I even came to think about all this seriously, too.