We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Instead of doing the idiotic make-work studies our government currently does, they should stop what they're doing and look at these graphs! We could be missing the keys to many of social problems we now face! Let's start a new hashtag: #makegovernmentsmart or #studytherightstuff!
RE: How "Hyperpalatable" Foods Could Turn You Into A Food Addict
Is it true? French cooking appeals to the palate, it is intended to appeal to the palate, why else would you spend time and energy cooking if not to appeal to the palate. Is it all some conspiracy to make us all fat. Food can certainly taste bad sometimes intentionally and sometimes by accident. Would you return to a restaurant where the food tasted bad? The author came to a not suprising conclusion in his article; "the researchers proposed that hyperpalatable foods be taxed like cigarettes, have their accessibility reduced (e.g. removal of vending machines from specific locations), and that manufacturers be limited in terms of marketing and sales (e.g. by not allowing certain products to alter the food environments of developing nations)."
THERE IT IS! That seems to be the goal. Is it really about the food or is it all some kind of Victorian resurgence where the elite fear that somewhere someone might actually be enjoying themselves? But what of the author? Is he an unbiased researcher who stumbled upon a truth to share with us peasants? Google George Dvorsky and you find that he is the founder and chair of the IEET's Rights of Non-Human Persons Program, a group that is working to secure human-equivalent rights and protections for highly sapient animals. That's a mouthfull but sounds suspiciously like he doesn't believe in eating animals. He is also a a secular Buddhist, a progressive environmentalist, an ancestral health advocate, and animal rights activist. He was also a vegetarian for years and then "for health reasons" decided to eat meat again. Seriously this guy is a deranged "faddist" who will no doubt proclaim half a dozen or so different fads in his lifetime that you should be forced to agree with and abide by. As a far left loon he will demand that it be enforced with taxes and restrictions. Is this really the kind of person who should be giving us advice on what to eat?