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Date Posted: 12:27:01 03/25/13 Mon
Author: Popeye
Subject: Our free market capitalist economic system is nothing more than a sociopathic mental illness, an obsessive-compulsive disorder with a greed complex.

Wow, now that was statement.

Is the free market system really killing US?

This guy says it is.

Collectively, we acquiesce to gargantuan profits for a processed food industry (and the tobacco industry, and industrial polluters) whose externalized costs are the epidemics of obesity and morbid conditions that plague our population with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, inflammatory disorders, and cancers.

We as a society try to concentrate into ghettos of urban poverty, joblessness, obesity, and malnutrition. These ghettos find corporate food industry interest for exploitation as junk-food-only food deserts, along with strenuous efforts by corporate finance to exclude their denizens from any health system, whether public ("increases my taxes") or private ("decreases my profits"). Think Tedeschi's, Cumberland Farms, MacDonald s, Stop n Go etc...

It is obvious that as a national collective a more healthy balance of our caloric diets would naturally accompany a more just balance of our economic diets. Our Western way of life is a consumption disorder in which economic gluttony is paid for by victimizing poorer populations induced with eating disorder morbidities. Insufficiencies of fresh real whole foods combined with exploitative excesses of malnourishing food-like synthetics lead to unhealthy outcomes as externalized costs dumped onto ill-informed taste-lured consumer-victims.

Choosing to buy or grow and eat fresh real whole foods (produced without chemical pesticides, antibiotic and hormone feed or injections, additives, and preservatives) is both an act of mindful metabolic management, and resistance to economic exploitation by eating disorder. When you awaken to this view, you then seek out producers and markets of real food, which is always "more expensive," and whom you will be glad to support with your patronage. This type of food production and distribution network can be idealized as organic foods sold by small and local producers at farmers' markets. Today, in good (affluent district) supermarkets you can find good approximations of the ideal farmers' market at the produce aisles (some include fruits and vegetables certified as organic), and possibly at the meat and fish counters (if 100% pasture-raised meat, and actually wild-caught fish are available).

Ultimately, mindful eating comes down to deciding what you are willing to swallow: the invigorating though ephemeral freshness of the sun's energy captured in food very patiently grown by attentive people, or the deliriously overwhelming, biochemically-engineered taste sensations that sheath slugs of industrially processed seed-food designed to sink into your metabolism the externalities of corporate profits you will never share.

Bon appétit.

Here is the article;
http://www.swans.com/library/art19/mgarci63.html

http://www.mass.gov/agr/massgrown/map.htm

http://transportation.blog.state.ma.us/blog/2012/05/massdot-farmers-markets-2012.html

http://localfoods.about.com/od/northeastfarmersmarkets/tp/massachusettsfm.htm

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