Comment 36420

By Jonathan Dalton (registered) | Posted December 17, 2009 at 10:00:35

I'm going to go on another food tangent here and suggest that where you shop is also important. As Bill Strickland kept reiterating, people are a product of their environment. Supermarkets, especially discount ones, are the most oppressive places. They force feed you garbage music, garbage magazines and, for the most part, total garbage food. I honestly believe that atmoshpere reinforces poverty in peoples' minds and might even affect their food purchases for the worse. Poverty is sick - it doesn't make you buy wisely, it sets off a mental chain of events that convinces you you only deserve crap, and you buy accordingly, even at greater cost. That might sound wacky, but I've seen it over and over in real life and that's the only way I can explain it.

[Comment edited by Jonathan Dalton on 2009-12-17 09:00:57]

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