Junkfood and Karmic Dept?
Shouldn’t we all be concerned when America’s largest food companies such as Nestlé, Kraft, Nabisco, General Mills, Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and Mars all meet in the “Pillsbury Auditorium” (think Pillsbury Doughboy) to discuss the effect their products may be having on the present obesity epidemic? Competing companies gathering together to discuss strategies that in the long run will promote the health of their companies more so than the health of their consumers? Surprisingly these companies are admitting guilt, recognizing that their promotion of unhealthy, addictive foods is similar to that of the cigarette industry. The New York Times Magazine shares how these companies have been manipulating us for years through science and marketing to buy their products. Whether it’s their “bottom line”, new-found guilt, or the threat of future lawsuits, some of these companies are starting to explore the idea of “healthier” snack products:
In the words of my hydroponic-gardening, massage-therapist friend, Patricia Cropper, “the food industry doesn’t really know much about our health” and I’m not so sure they can be trusted now!