The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

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Re: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

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Re: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

Post by Justsit » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:33 pm

Mr Man wrote:Because we are not independant or separate. We are a part of society.
Agreed. But I'm not sure how your statement ties in to our discussion of the need for understanding how food is manipulated.
Could you explain further?

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Re: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

Post by Mr Man » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:56 pm

Justsit wrote:
Mr Man wrote:Because we are not independant or separate. We are a part of society.
Agreed. But I'm not sure how your statement ties in to our discussion of the need for understanding how food is manipulated.
Could you explain further?
I think I'm going to leave it. :anjali:

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Re: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

Post by beeblebrox » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:07 pm

Justsit wrote:
Mr Man wrote:Because we are not independant or separate. We are a part of society.
Agreed. But I'm not sure how your statement ties in to our discussion of the need for understanding how food is manipulated.
What about sharing that kind of understanding with others (the ones who are not already in the choir)... or try to encourage others to have that understanding... or to frame the understanding in such a way which will make the manufacturers willing to develop foods that are healthy, but still appealing for their customers? All of these are beneficial actions.

They're better than just saying: "Many people don't care about this anyway... this has been my observation. I'm happy that this is not a problem for me, because I already did a lot of research and already know what is healthy for myself. Caveat Emptor."

If everyone had that kind of perspective, then the people who have no understanding will surely drag us down with them... as our options for the healthy food run out, for example. (Who would want to buy these seeds anyway... no one cares enough to grow their own garden, anymore. Let's stop manufacturing them!)

That is how the samsara works... kamma is everything. No one is an island.

:soap:

:anjali:

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Re: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

Post by Justsit » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:30 pm

beeblebrox wrote:
Justsit wrote:
Mr Man wrote:Because we are not independant or separate. We are a part of society.
Agreed. But I'm not sure how your statement ties in to our discussion of the need for understanding how food is manipulated.
What about sharing that kind of understanding with others (the ones who are not already in the choir)... or try to encourage others to have that understanding... or to frame the understanding in such a way which will make the manufacturers willing to develop foods that are healthy, but still appealing for their customers? All of these are beneficial actions.

They're better than just saying: "Many people don't care about this anyway... this has been my observation. I'm happy that this is not a problem for me, because I already did a lot of research and already know what is healthy for myself. Caveat Emptor."

If everyone had that kind of perspective, then the people who have no understanding will surely drag us down with them... as our options for the healthy food run out, for example. (Who would want to buy these seeds anyway... no one cares enough to grow their own garden, anymore. Let's stop manufacturing them!)

That is how the samsara works... kamma is everything. No one is an island.

:soap:

:anjali:
I'm a nurse - sharing this information is what I do!

This is not a quote - I never said this, nor did I imply it: I'm happy that this is not a problem for me, because I already did a lot of research and already know what is healthy for myself.

Think I'm done here too.

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Re: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

Post by beeblebrox » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:01 pm

Mr Man wrote: I think I'm going to leave it.
Justsit wrote: Think I'm done here too.
It seems like some people in here are just talking past each other... myself included. (I apologize for that.)

There doesn't seem to be any real effort in trying to listen, or to understand where the other person is trying to coming from. We seem to be only concerned in trying to push our own viewpoint, and then we drop out when it seems to fail.

There is no collaboration in trying to do anything better. I think that maybe this is the real tragedy.

:anjali:

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Re: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

Post by Mr Man » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:28 pm

Hi beeblebrox
Who knows maybe justsit took something from my posts and maybe I took something justsits post and maybe we both took somthing from your posts?

I dropped out because I thought I was struggling to communicate and stated it formally so as to be polite (my intention).

Appoligies for the digression and good will to all.

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Re: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

Post by Justsit » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:05 am

Mr Man wrote:Hi beeblebrox
Who knows maybe justsit took something from my posts and maybe I took something justsits post and maybe we both took somthing from your posts?

I dropped out because I thought I was struggling to communicate and stated it formally so as to be polite (my intention).

Appoligies for the digression and good will to all.
Ditto.

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