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    No One is responsible for what you put in Your Mouth

    Is this true?

    I disagree, because food corporations are notorius for deliberately enticing and addicting its client base. This thread isn't calling for any sort of regulation. It's pointing out that food corporations, the food industry, does have some culpability and responsibility in the obesity/unhealthiness epidemic. They're a part of the problem whether they want to admit it or not imo.

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

    The only thing they should be responsible for is if i find glass in my cereal... To think I have to have mommy tell me to eat my greens every day is absurd.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyBurns View Post
    The only thing they should be responsible for is if i find glass in my cereal... To think I have to have mommy tell me to eat my greens every day is absurd.
    What would you say if 80-90% of American adults were obese?

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

    People like to think that humans are in absolute control of their behavior and held all responsibility as a result. I am not so sure this is true. If it were true, behavioral influence would never be able to be measured, yet we know it is and is often reliable.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    What would you say if 80-90% of American adults were obese?
    No, 35% of Americans are obese.

    I have no problems with you fighting against obesity. Go for information campaigns, open more healthy alternatives that can compete.

    But, you have no right to control what I want to do with my body.
    Last edited by Camlon; 06-14-12 at 09:27 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    People like to think that humans are in absolute control of their behavior and held all responsibility as a result. I am not so sure this is true. If it were true, behavioral influence would never be able to be measured, yet we know it is and is often reliable.
    I think genetics play a role.

    Bringing another point to the table, I think death is in the things we eat. Food corporations know this but deliberately ensnare and addict people, because they don't care about people's health, but the allmighty dollar.

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

    I don't know. Everybody has something that they enjoy. I don't think you can point to a food and say that it is made to be deliberately addicting. How? Because it tastes good to someone, gives them pleasure? I've drank coffee, not addicted. I've eaten McDonalds, not addicted. I've smoked cigarettes, pot, drank alcohol, etc...not addicted. To me addiction stems from some other sort of deficiency which food/drugs masks for a person. It makes them "feel good", but you won't fix "addiction" until you find out what is making them "feel bad".
    "Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis

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

    Also, how can you be pro choice, and use the argument that women should control their own bodies, when you simultaneously believe women should not have the right to decide what they want to eat?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I think genetics play a role.

    Bringing another point to the table, I think death is in the things we eat. Food corporations know this but deliberately ensnare and addict people, because they don't care about people's health, but the allmighty dollar.
    Its far more complicated than that. Your statement assumes that people in corps know what they are doing is wrong. Never ever underestimate the power of human self rationalization.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    No, 35% of Americans are obese.

    I have no problems with you fighting against obesity. Go for information campaigns, open more healthy alternatives that can compete.

    But, you have no right to control what I want to do with my body.
    No. 2/3 of all America adults are obese.

    That may change in the future if the problem can't/won't correct itself.

    As a side note, it's very interesting how out of 5 times asked, no one has ever tried to answer the question you quoted.

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