Food Science v Food Addiction!
Food Science and Food Addictions | Fit to the Finish
http://blog.fittothefinish.comFri, 22 Mar 2013 09:50:48 GMT
Is science partly to blame for food addictions that seem so common today? The manipulation of food flavors by corporations and food scientists may cause cravings for unhealthy foods.
Most food science turns out to be fake, or pseudo-science.
Fake food science is created and distributed by the truckload, by the food industry. The purpose is to cover up, or drown out any real, genuine information. That’s why it is so refreshing to find an article that actually emanates from legitimate sources. It relates to our relationship to food and connects it to what has become a widespread food addiction. It is reassuring because we have become so used to receive our information from dubious research by cereal and snack food corporations.
Today there is more than enough evidence to confirm that food addiction is very real. The issue is not so much proving it, as it is overriding the heavy handed misinformation that the food industry produces to protect their market. This is an industry that survives and thrives on an addiction they themselves have created. I know that’s hard to believe but not when you look at the tobacco industry. they have gotten away with an addiction they created and they are still in business.
It’s important to realize, that as much as we want to believe otherwise, the public does not come first. The fact is, we are being used and turned into addicts. By two industries, solely for the benefit and profits of those industries. But our health does not rate in comparison to the interests of giant corporations, grain and tobacco growers. We are simply not that important. The fact that our food addiction has created a huge industry and countless diet and food orientated businesses – speaks volumes.
More food science may come to the fore.
But this is an addiction nobody important wants to cure. The mere thought of a cure strikes fear in the heart of every business that makes up our food industry. This is one of the biggest, most powerful industries in the world. Their customers are addicted to their products. They depend on those customers to continue to pass food addiction along to the next generation – their children. This has been happening for close to forty years..