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Old 02-21-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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Is junk food as bad for you as tobacco?

Provocative headline, eh? This article is kinda long but very interesting.

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:51 PM   #2
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I read this article yesterday. It's scary that snack food makers know exactly how to push our buttons so we will keep buying their foods; and knowing they are major contributors to obesity and diabetes, refuse to change because it will cost them market share.
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I thought the same thing (scary that they knowingly push the buttons).
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:11 PM   #4
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I read this article yesterday. It's scary that snack food makers know exactly how to push our buttons so we will keep buying their foods; and knowing they are major contributors to obesity and diabetes, refuse to change because it will cost them market share.
Absolutely. It's all about profit. It would be great if food manufacturers actually had a conscience but, unfortunately, the "bottom line" trumps all.
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