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  • Cyril Rogers
    June 05, 2013 - 11:03

    It is easy to focus on the "obvious" culprits like fat and salt but it may not be that simple. As "Mainlander" indicates the genetically-modified foods that the corporate food barons now control show up in many hidden ways and are more likely contributors to the obesity issue that these old standbys. We are being hoodwinked by big industry and governments are doing little or nothing to protect an often unsuspecting public from the kind of hidden food ingredients or misleading labeling that may be a bigger problem than fat or salt.

  • mainlander
    June 05, 2013 - 10:09

    The perception is that processed, packaged food & fast food is cheaper than real food. Real food is affordable but it's not a money maker for grocery chains. They make their money from unhealthy, chemical and GMO-laden crap. Peter, you should do a story about GMO's, what they are and what foods they are in so people are educated about what they are eating. If people knew that corn, sugar beets & soy were grown with the pesticide inside, and these are in almost everything in the grocery store, they would stop buying junk and demand real food be affordable. That's why GMO's aren't labelled. Check out http://www.upworthy.com/why-twinkies-cost-less-than-carrots?c=tkp1