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Article On Junk Food Science

Discussion in 'Diabetes Soapbox - Have Your Say' started by AdamJames, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. AdamJames

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    Well so much for mass-produced industrial food being cheap. The Dairylea "lunchables" in that article are £1.50 at Tesco, and are tiny. Tiny little packets of plastic / rubbery semi-food. Not "cheese", but "Cheese Food", it's called. And not "ham" of course, but "Formed ham slices". Even the crackers have palm oil and glucose-fructose syrup in.

    Just think of all the effort that went into engineering foods that can be manufactured in a factory, squirted out of nozzles, packaged in plastic, and sit in container trucks/ships for months as they are distributed around the world.

    Then think of all the lovely things you could do with real food for £1.50 to make lunch, even these days. Crikey, Avocado's are expensive, but you could have an avocado with prawn cocktail and salad for £1.50.
     
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    Safi Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    The book from which the article is sourced is a fascinating read. The author was interviewed recently on Dr Mark Hyman's Doctor's Farmacy podcast - Hyman is a bit interrupty (it's a word :p ) - but if you prefer podcasts to lengthy articles you might enjoy it.
     
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