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Old December 21st, 2012 (3:11 PM).
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Originally Posted by Scarf View Post
Processed sugar (not to mention salt, and fat) is addictive in a way that natural sugar isn't.
Do you have a credible source for that (as in a peer-reviewed study published in a noteworthy journal of science)? I've never heard that before, not even from the organic foods crowd.

Obviously medicine is different, starting with the fact that we consume a much greater volume of food than we do medicine.
The point is that being engineered has little to do with whether it is dangerous or not. But if there is credibility to your claim that some of those processed ingredients are addictive, that would be something I believe should be printed on the box, much in the same way tobacco comes with a surgeon's general warning.

Would you then be in favor of more food labeling laws so that people can know what they are getting when they buy food?
Foods are already labelled like that. I can go into my cupboard and look at any particular store-bought item and there will be an ingredients list.

And what would you suggest be done about the so-called "food deserts" where people have no ready access to healthy foods?
I don't think there's much that can be done about it. Form a group to research what, if any, healthy foods are cheaply available to those communities that still provide enough caloric intake. Educate those communities on the findings. Increase funding to charities trying to bring cheaper food to those communities. That's about all I can think of.
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