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    Re: No One is responsible for what you put in Your Mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I disagree. Unless you don't know what in the product this is false. If I tell you the cyanide would make you popular and you knew it would kill you and you took it them you are 100% guilty and I am 100% innocent. It doesn't matter what I tell you if you know the truth.
    We have history. The tobacco industy did exactly what I suggested. Not only that, who was notified of pink slim? Regardless of whether you htink it is bad or not, people were not told it was in their food. As much as I have a responsibility for my decisions, a company or coproation has a responsibility to be a good and responsible business person. Responsibility does not swing one way.

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    Re: No One is responsible for what you put in Your Mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    We have history. The tobacco industy did exactly what I suggested. Not only that, who was notified of pink slim? Regardless of whether you htink it is bad or not, people were not told it was in their food. As much as I have a responsibility for my decisions, a company or coproation has a responsibility to be a good and responsible business person. Responsibility does not swing one way.
    We're not living in the age of company secrecy - per the pink slime. . .I guess it grosses some people out. But bite into a nugget and tell me that's not super-processed . . which I love, by the way - probably one of my favorite things; mcnuggets with a sinful bathing of honey.
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    Re: No One is responsible for what you put in Your Mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    We're not living in the age of company secrecy - per the pink slime. . .I guess it grosses some people out. But bite into a nugget and tell me that's not super-processed . . which I love, by the way - probably one of my favorite things; mcnuggets with a sinful bathing of honey.
    We did not know it was there. That is secrecy. And there is even deception on labels. Try and figure out what natural actually means. So, I contend things have not changed that much. I also contend, that even you want to harm yourself, that doesn't remove my responsibility. Didn't dr. Jack go to jail? While I concede there are gray areas, in this country, we are far to willing IMHO to let business ignore their responibsility to be decent citizens of the country, removing all responsibility from.

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    Re: No One is responsible for what you put in Your Mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I should have posted this video and said in honor of the 8 who are incapable of being responsible for what goes into their mouths.

    stephen lynch special ed@ frostburg md - YouTube
    I have to admit I do enjoy Stephen Lynch. Funny guy.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: No One is responsible for what you put in Your Mouth

    In assessing who is responsible one also has to look at where people may be buying their food. To expect premium or in some cases adequate quality food from "gray markets" is a pipe dream. "Food is one place where it is particularly painful to have to skimp. It's one thing to suffer nicks and cuts from a shoddy shaving razor and quite another to end up obese, malnourished or sick after prolonged dependence on poor quality food. "

    Consumers whose circumstances require them to eat for less save money when choosing dollar store items over premium brands, but they're often eating the same food in name only. While the second ingredient in Dinty Moore stew (after water) is "beef," the primary meat used in the Hartford House brand is "diced beef patty," a substance parenthetically described as a mixture of beef, water, soy protein concentrate, salt and caramel color. Likewise the festive-sounding Parade macaroni and cheese in its Kraft-lookalike blue packaging lists flour and salt in its cheese sauce before throwing back the curtain on milk products like whey.

    The most glaring example of adulterated merchandise comes in the form of a plastic bear. "Little Honey Bear Blend" is a product marketed by the ominously named Global Brands consisting of corn syrup flavored with the "finest imported pure honey" and available for only one dollar, "considerably less than national brands." Having tasted real honey, I can state with confidence that Little Honey Bear Blend tastes exactly like corn syrup tinged with a hint of honey.

    A great deal of dollar store foods promise high flavor but deliver few nutrients and even lack key ingredients. Distributed foods and beverages hailing from unregulated countries abound in dollar stores."
    Dollar Stores: The Last, and Not So Healthy Eating Choice, Before the Food Lines | Food | AlterNet

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    Re: No One is responsible for what you put in Your Mouth

    It is sadly very true that to eat healthy is expensive.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: No One is responsible for what you put in Your Mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It is sadly very true that to eat healthy is expensive.
    That is not the reason why I posted that. People should conduct there due diligence prior to buying to food. Some foods are outdated. some are packaged according to a foreign country's standards that would fall short in the US.

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    Re: No One is responsible for what you put in Your Mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    We did not know it was there. That is secrecy. And there is even deception on labels. Try and figure out what natural actually means. So, I contend things have not changed that much. I also contend, that even you want to harm yourself, that doesn't remove my responsibility. Didn't dr. Jack go to jail? While I concede there are gray areas, in this country, we are far to willing IMHO to let business ignore their responibsility to be decent citizens of the country, removing all responsibility from.
    We ignore?

    We actually have extremely stringent guidelines and the FDA, etc, are always on the prowell . . . we are the first strong hand when it comes to product safety worldwide. Does it mean we will always know every little thing - no. But we're pretty damned well informed if we care to know.
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    Re: No One is responsible for what you put in Your Mouth

    Well, this isn't limited to what we eat, but no action takes place in a vacuum. We are all affected by billions of influences, most of them subconscious. On the surface, we are of course responsible for our own actions, but to suggest that we are not influenced by things (such as advertising) is ludicrous. Especially when one considers how much money is spent on advertising. Do you really think anyone would be doing that if it didn't work?
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    Re: No One is responsible for what you put in Your Mouth

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    We did not know it was there. That is secrecy. And there is even deception on labels. Try and figure out what natural actually means. So, I contend things have not changed that much. I also contend, that even you want to harm yourself, that doesn't remove my responsibility. Didn't dr. Jack go to jail? While I concede there are gray areas, in this country, we are far to willing IMHO to let business ignore their responibsility to be decent citizens of the country, removing all responsibility from.
    If you don't trust the idea of maybe not knowing the process that went into making something then just don't eat it
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