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(Scientific American)   Dear Americans, please stop eating healthy. Sincerely, the Food Industry   (blogs.scientificamerican.com) divider line 479
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2013-05-20 11:15:24 AM
We are what we eat, and for decades our inventive and creative food industries have convinced us to eat very, very poorly.  This suppression of the IWG recommendations is just one of the many expert moves they've executed to protect their markets at the cost of our bodies.
 
2013-05-20 11:26:41 AM
"healthy" is not an adverb.

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2013-05-20 12:19:02 PM

FlashHarry: "healthy" is not an adverb.

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"Dear Americans, please stop eating healthfulistically."
 
2013-05-20 12:19:33 PM

FlashHarry: "healthy" is not an adverb.


Its too!
 
2013-05-20 12:32:43 PM

FlashHarry: "healthy" is not an adverb.

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No, but it is a predicate adjective. Eat healthy is short for "eat [things which are likely to keep you] healthy."

/now drive safe and sleep tight
 
2013-05-20 12:52:31 PM
Dear Americans, please stop paying attention to actual science. Sincerely, Scientific American
 
2013-05-20 12:53:11 PM
as an American, I am offended to be called, or referred to, as "healthy"

/dnrtfa
 
2013-05-20 12:53:39 PM

Sybarite: FlashHarry: "healthy" is not an adverb.

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No, but it is a predicate adjective. Eat healthy is short for "eat [things which are likely to keep you] healthy."

/now drive safe and sleep tight


This is real inconsiderate. It's like you're intentional trying to agitate this poor, frustrate man.
 
2013-05-20 12:54:02 PM
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food"-Hippocrates
 
2013-05-20 12:54:34 PM

FlashHarry: "healthy" is not an adverb.

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I found it amusing that the article's headline used the correct term, while subby's almost word-for-word copy substituted the wrong one.
 
2013-05-20 12:55:39 PM
Dear Americans,
Please stop eating like we told you to a few years ago, when we told you to stop eating the things we told you you should eat, after we told you the stuff you were eating before was unhealthy.

You should start eating like whatever our current dietary trendiness advocates suggest.

Sincerely,
Some Bureaucrats Who Really Have No Idea What Healthy Food Really Is But We Wrote A Paper On It In College Once

P.S. We're right this time. Honest.
 
2013-05-20 12:56:27 PM

factoryconnection: We are what we eat, and for decades our inventive and creative food industries have convinced us to eat very, very poorly.  This suppression of the IWG recommendations is just one of the many expert moves they've executed to protect their markets at the cost of our bodies.


Well Im sure the food execs would like to have us all on an IV drip of HFCS the way they put it in everything.
 
2013-05-20 12:58:35 PM

whither_apophis: FlashHarry: "healthy" is not an adverb.

Its too!


*twitch*
 
2013-05-20 12:58:42 PM
Something tells me that the food industry didn't really write that.
 
2013-05-20 12:59:02 PM
I've stopped eating beef completely. There's a threshold limit of fillers and "meat-like substances" I'll put up with and that limit was reached years ago. I still love turkey, chicken and tuna, at least until the industry finds a way to screw that up, too.
 
2013-05-20 12:59:29 PM
Big Carb lobbying to have bread, pasta, and grains as the base of the food pyramid has resulted in more disease and death than Big Cig. It's true, google it
 
2013-05-20 12:59:58 PM
Until we go after them like we did tobacco, nothing will change.
 
2013-05-20 01:00:25 PM

NutWrench: I've stopped eating beef completely. There's a threshold limit of fillers and "meat-like substances" I'll put up with and that limit was reached years ago. I still love turkey, chicken and tuna, at least until the industry finds a way to screw that up, too.


Lamb is your friend.
 
2013-05-20 01:00:37 PM
Fat!  Salt and fat!  Salt and fat and and  POOP!   POOP!  Ah, hahahahahahahahaha.
 
2013-05-20 01:00:45 PM
Big Food is just out to screw us all. We need to find a cheaper, cleaner energy source for our bodies and leave behind "food".
 
2013-05-20 01:02:36 PM

Clash City Farker: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food"-Hippocrates


A poor diet is the root of many health issues. I've yet to see a child diagnosed with ADHD or somesuch BS that has a healthy diet.
 
2013-05-20 01:02:39 PM

NutWrench: I've stopped eating beef completely. There's a threshold limit of fillers and "meat-like substances" I'll put up with and that limit was reached years ago. I still love turkey, chicken and tuna, at least until the industry finds a way to screw that up, too.


Buy your beef from the 4H kids at the county fair.  Have a local mobile butcher take care of it for you.  100% real beef and your supporting the people who will be feeding you tomorrow.
 
2013-05-20 01:02:40 PM
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/adjusted for the 'merican food industry.
 
2013-05-20 01:03:36 PM
What's with all the weird framing for food articles lately?
A few threads down some douche wrote a movie script as a TacoBell commercial?
 
2013-05-20 01:03:37 PM

Evil Mackerel: NutWrench: I've stopped eating beef completely. There's a threshold limit of fillers and "meat-like substances" I'll put up with and that limit was reached years ago. I still love turkey, chicken and tuna, at least until the industry finds a way to screw that up, too.

Lamb is your friend.


Lamb is great! I have a good crock-pot stew recipe for lamb shanks. It's worth the wait.
 
2013-05-20 01:03:53 PM

cirby: Dear Americans,
Please stop eating like we told you to a few years ago, when we told you to stop eating the things we told you you should eat, after we told you the stuff you were eating before was unhealthy.

You should start eating like whatever our current dietary trendiness advocates suggest.

Sincerely,
Some Bureaucrats Who Really Have No Idea What Healthy Food Really Is But We Wrote A Paper On It In College Once

P.S. We're right this time. Honest.


I know man, people that go to college are dumb.
 
2013-05-20 01:04:13 PM

MBooda: Dear Americans, please stop paying attention to actual science. Sincerely, Scientific American


Isn't that the very same publication favored by one Theodore Kaczynscki? Why should we listen to anything they say, aside from information within generally being based on peer-reviewed science?
 
2013-05-20 01:04:13 PM

NutWrench: I've stopped eating beef completely. There's a threshold limit of fillers and "meat-like substances" I'll put up with and that limit was reached years ago. I still love turkey, chicken and tuna, at least until the industry finds a way to screw that up, too.


You try Hormell's new Turkey  Pepperoni?
I mean. You take a food that by definition is an aged, Italian sausage, made from pork products, and allow a company to mass-extrude pink slime from roided up turkeys into a plastic package and you can STILL call it Pepperoni?

That makes about as much sense as the Wisconsin cheese stores selling "Vermont Cheddar" in Vermont,
And they do.

They only get away with it because people are stupid. Or they use these food items to track the gullibility of the American public just to see how much horse hockey they will put up with.
 
2013-05-20 01:04:40 PM
Dear Americans:  Please stop confirming what George Carlin had talked about when it comes to advertisers/marketing.

Sincerely, me.
 
2013-05-20 01:05:26 PM
I honestly think the fast food industry is a communist plot to kill us all off. Look at some of the nutritional data for some fast food meals and if you skip breakfast, and eat one of their meals for lunch, you are done for the day.

But, by the same token, if you are starving in Ethiopia, a Burger King Whopper or 10 piece Zaxby's Chicken Fingerz with Zax Sauce can be quite healthy, and might even save your life.
 
2013-05-20 01:05:30 PM

vudukungfu: NutWrench: I've stopped eating beef completely. There's a threshold limit of fillers and "meat-like substances" I'll put up with and that limit was reached years ago. I still love turkey, chicken and tuna, at least until the industry finds a way to screw that up, too.

You try Hormell's new Turkey  Pepperoni?
I mean. You take a food that by definition is an aged, Italian sausage, made from pork products, and allow a company to mass-extrude pink slime from roided up turkeys into a plastic package and you can STILL call it Pepperoni?

That makes about as much sense as the Wisconsin cheese stores selling "Vermont Cheddar" in Vermont,
And they do.

They only get away with it because people are stupid. Or they use these food items to track the gullibility of the American public just to see how much horse hockey they will put up with.


Whatever bro. Let's go get some Kobe beef.
 
2013-05-20 01:05:45 PM

Evil Mackerel: Lamb is your friend.


Yeah, uh, and, uh, don't forget it! Really, we're just friends! I was, uh, checking its wool for ticks, and I had to lean in real close, but that's all it was! And um, my belt is to big, so my pants, just, um, fell down! That's it!
 
2013-05-20 01:05:53 PM
Dear Scientific American,

The title of your article implies that the food industry as a whole is saying this, but the only member of that industry you quote is General Mills. Further, one thing you quote them saying is that, "a shift by the average American to the IWG diet would conservatively increase the individual's annual food spending by $1,632." Would you have me believe that the food industry would be displeased by an increase in US food spending of roughly a half a trillion dollars, or do you think me so stupid that I would not notice that your article pretends that General Mills is the entire food industry?

Your article is bad and you should feel bad,
An American Consumer
 
2013-05-20 01:05:54 PM

Oldiron_79: factoryconnection: We are what we eat, and for decades our inventive and creative food industries have convinced us to eat very, very poorly.  This suppression of the IWG recommendations is just one of the many expert moves they've executed to protect their markets at the cost of our bodies.

Well Im sure the food execs would like to have us all on an IV drip of HFCS the way they put it in everything.


This so-called "high fructose" corn syrup is such a food industry ripoff.  HFCS is only about 60% fructose-- delicious, organic free-range apples, by comparison, have a much more respectable 70%.
 
2013-05-20 01:06:11 PM
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2013-05-20 01:06:28 PM
I love how the beef jerky in the grocery stores have "Only 4 grams of carbohydrates per serving" and a serving is 28 grams. Not really low carb, when you get down to it.

I think I have a heuristic that works fairly well: If it requires advertising it's probably not good for you or isn't as good as something not being advertised.
 
2013-05-20 01:07:19 PM

cirby: Some Bureaucrats Who Really Have No Idea What Healthy Food Really Is But We Wrote A Paper On It In College Once


I'd rather trust a well-meaning government nutritionist than some shill from Cargill or Monsanto.
 
2013-05-20 01:07:55 PM
free-range apples
 
2013-05-20 01:08:01 PM

wildcardjack: I love how the beef jerky in the grocery stores have "Only 4 grams of carbohydrates per serving" and a serving is 28 grams. Not really low carb, when you get down to it.

I think I have a heuristic that works fairly well: If it requires advertising it's probably not good for you or isn't as good as something not being advertised.


"Lettuce! Now with more... green..."
 
2013-05-20 01:08:14 PM
Idea time: grow a garden and/or

NutWrench: I've stopped eating beef completely. There's a threshold limit of fillers and "meat-like substances" I'll put up with and that limit was reached years ago. I still love turkey, chicken and tuna, at least until the industry finds a way to screw that up, too.


How do they get fillers in the steak, roast, etc?
 
2013-05-20 01:08:17 PM
FTA: We were dismayed when the IWG released its report in 2011. The guidelines said that foods advertised to children must provide "a meaningful contribution to a healthful diet." For example, any food marketed to children must "contain at least 50% by weight one or more of the following: fruit; vegetable; whole grain; fat-free or low-fat milk or yogurt; fish; extra lean meat or poultry; eggs; nuts and seeds; or beans."

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-05-20 01:09:00 PM
"Don't buy any food you've ever seen advertised " - Michael Pollan

/agrees
 
2013-05-20 01:09:26 PM

thurstonxhowell: Would you have me believe that the food industry would be displeased by an increase in US food spending of roughly a half a trillion dollars, or do you think me so stupid that I would not notice that your article pretends that General Mills is the entire food industry?


Farmers would love it if you bought whole fruits, vegetables and meat directly from the source. The "food industry" are the middlemen who prefer to "add value" by processing those foods into something different. I think we all know how middlemen enjoy being removed from the business chain.
 
2013-05-20 01:10:48 PM
Dear Americans,

Animal fat is good for you again. Just watch your portion size of meat, and you should be good.
 
2013-05-20 01:13:22 PM

boarch: How do they get fillers in the steak, roast, etc?


I started going out of my way to get steak from a decent source when I noticed my local supermarket (or someone in their supply chain) was using meat glue on some of the steaks.
 
2013-05-20 01:13:44 PM
must "contain at least 50% by weight one or more of the following: fruit; vegetable; whole grain;

50% whole grain
50% sugar + artificial color + artificial flavoring

Oh, I think breakfast cereals will be safe.
 
2013-05-20 01:13:46 PM
Dear America,

A great rule to live by: if it has more than one ingredient that is more than four syllables and/or is hard to pronounce after three years of Latin in high school, you prob shouldn't be eating it, or drinking it, or even smearing it anywhere on your body.

Sincerely,
Cymbal
 
2013-05-20 01:14:48 PM
American's are not eating healthy.  Just look at the obesity rates.
 
2013-05-20 01:15:15 PM

doubled99: Big Food is just out to screw us all. We need to find a cheaper, cleaner energy source for our bodies and leave behind "food".


Imagine how fat we could get if our skin was filled with chlorophyl.

"going outside for lunch!"
 
2013-05-20 01:15:40 PM
*YawN*
 
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