“Avoid Edible Food-Like Substances”

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“Eat food; avoid edible food-like substances” — Michael Pollan on the Daily Show discussing his new book, Food Rules (only $5!). Another Pollan factoid: As Americans, 20 percent of our calories comes from high fructose syrup. As I’ve mentioned, this is likely because people don’t understand how pervasive high fructose corn syrup is in our food–it’s not just in juice; it’s in pizza sauce, french fries, hamburgers, cereal, you name it. Jon Stewart also made an interesting comparison:…He compared the deception by food companies (if you really knew what goes into your food you’d be disturbed–ammonia to sterilize ground beef comes to mind again) to the deception by cigarette companies in once asserting that cigarettes are not dangerous to your health. Pollan then points out that Philip Morris owns Kraft, and those same lawyers will have likely burned any incriminating documents already (wink, wink). As my number one Golden Rule says, read the ingredients on those labels before buying! You can vote for better food every day with your checkbook.

Jan. 17 2010 |
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