“Help Me Help You”: The Secrets of Food Marketing – eTalks
Think you aren’t being fooled by advertising tricks? Take a look at this so-called expert revealing food marketing’s secret weapon.No amount of marketing makes factory farming acceptable. You can stop the spin at http://www.ciwf.org.uk/truth
So let’s pretend that we as a society collectively actually do believe that treatment of animals like this is ok (which I’m not confident that we feel that way at all) – shouldn’t we still at least have ways to address the health risks involved with this type of business practice? People are becoming more and more immune to antibiotics, and not just people who take antibiotics. I’m not saying that antibiotics are bad, but science tells us that our food is affecting our evolution/immune systems.
Do you ever wonder what it would take for us to actually make a change? I mean, what news do you think we would have to hear that would cause people to change how they live their lives? Organic food can be more expensive, at least at first. By the way that we subsidize the unhealthy food industry and “poor health” health care we actually end up paying more in many ways – oh and we’re less healthy… If you find this concerning then keep reading, or watching what you can find, that’s what I’m trying to do. Maybe you don’t feel that you can do much, but research where you buy, so you know what you buy.If you have time now or later I recommend watching the movie Food Inc., and I’ll be posting a related video below. You’ll have to find the full movie elsewhere, it may still be on Netflix.
P.S. We don’t need to be jerks to animals do we?… I eat meat, but can’t I still have remorse for their treatment? If you are really curious just look up PETA videos on youtube… Goodluck enjoying any meat for a while after watching those…
P.P.S. If you don’t want the government to step in a do any “social engineering” like limiting the container size in which you can sell soda pop (as NYC tried to do, not ban soda), then you need to vote with your wallet. We have a health crisis, and because we have a system that ties us all together through the “free market” insurance industry and emergency rooms end up being more expensive – while churning out patients who would have been better served with preventative measures…