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Title: We only eat what we like or do we still?
Authors: Halpern, GM 
Keywords: Food
Pleasure
Commensality
Industry
Perversion
Issue Date: 19-Sep-2012
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Source: Flavour, 19 Sept 2012, v. 1, 17, p. 1-3 How to cite?
Journal: Flavour 
Abstract: We humans only eat what we like, and we died when we could not find or were not given such food. The industry knows that well in affluent societies, and that is why (in part) we do have an epidemic of obesity. Ignoring the basic foundations of physiology (and survival) in the name of "science" perverted into "faith" is the perfect recipe for (criminal) failure! Eating/drinking is one of our basic needs; the others being sex, shelter, family/social support and skills. This did work pretty well in the pre- and early industrial age, but with industrialization of the food supply (agriculture, etc.), based on only limitless profit, we witnessed a tectonic perversion in politics, policies, physiopathology, epigenetics, and ultimately public health. The current quasi-unanimous attitude is to blame the victim (for example, the obese) and/or the messenger (for example, maybe this author).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/7064
ISSN: 2044-7248
DOI: 10.1186/2044-7248-1-17
Rights: © 2012 Halpern; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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