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Gluttony 2.0 - The Worship of Healthy Food
« on: June 03, 2015, 12:06:42 PM »

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McCann is one of several academics presenting papers at next week’s Congress of the Humanities & Social Sciences in Ottawa looking at how the explosion of “clean eating” — whether raw food and juicing, the paelo diet, gluten-free regimens or fervent veganism — has created a moral hierarchy for food.

She argues that the rise in food movements has coincided with a decline of religion in society, with many people seeking familiar values such as purity, ethics, goodness.
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Re: Gluttony 2.0 - The Worship of Healthy Food
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2015, 12:08:37 PM »
"Follow me and I will make you juicers of kale."  LOL.
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Re: Gluttony 2.0 - The Worship of Healthy Food
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2015, 12:16:26 PM »
Juicing is too much faff. Just make kale chips. ;)
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Re: Gluttony 2.0 - The Worship of Healthy Food
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2015, 12:49:41 PM »
What's wrong with gluten if you don't have celiac disease?

She argues that the rise in food movements has coincided with a decline of religion in society, with many people seeking familiar values such as purity, ethics, goodness.

It would partially explain the smugness of the health cultists.

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Re: Gluttony 2.0 - The Worship of Healthy Food
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2015, 01:05:08 AM »
What's wrong with gluten if you don't have celiac disease?

Nothing.
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Re: Gluttony 2.0 - The Worship of Healthy Food
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2015, 07:41:11 PM »
Interesting. I've thought for a while that "clean eating" was a form of secular kashrut for some people.
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Re: Gluttony 2.0 - The Worship of Healthy Food
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2015, 08:25:43 PM »
She argues that the rise in food movements has coincided with a decline of religion in society, with many people seeking familiar values such as purity, ethics, goodness.

If the ideas were anti-Christianity you guys would (rightly) tear this apart in 27 different ways, showing how sloppy the argument, how weak the evidence, etc. Then again, I guess you did need some excuse for posting that image, so whadya gonna do?  :police:
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Re: Gluttony 2.0 - The Worship of Healthy Food
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2015, 09:14:51 PM »
Now that people aren't dying of smallpox and starvation, we need to worry about whether so many ppm of some carcinogen will shave an extra 5 years off our final decrepitude. I'd take it more seriously if I were you.

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Re: Gluttony 2.0 - The Worship of Healthy Food
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2015, 10:40:03 PM »
Now that people aren't dying of smallpox and starvation here in the wealthy West, we need to worry about whether so many ppm of some carcinogen will shave an extra 5 years off our final decrepitude. I'd take it more seriously if I were you.

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Re: Gluttony 2.0 - The Worship of Healthy Food
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2015, 10:42:00 PM »
I do think it's important to try and eat ethically, that's a whole separate issue from health and I wish the article didn't conflate them so much.

It's easier said than done though, and I'm certainly the chief of hypocrites about it.
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Re: Gluttony 2.0 - The Worship of Healthy Food
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2015, 10:47:35 PM »
Now that people aren't dying of smallpox and starvation here in the wealthy West, we need to worry about whether so many ppm of some carcinogen will shave an extra 5 years off our final decrepitude. I'd take it more seriously if I were you.

FIFY ;)

Or anywhere. You know smallpox is completely eradicated, right? And the reason Africa's population is exploding is because they've stopped starving to death and dying from a zillion tropical diseases.

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Re: Gluttony 2.0 - The Worship of Healthy Food
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2015, 11:24:52 PM »
A thought here: if you follow to the letter the Orthodox fasting guidelines, you will avoid meat, dairy, oil and wine about half the year.

So, "eating healthy" can't be all bad. After all, we do it now.
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Re: Gluttony 2.0 - The Worship of Healthy Food
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2015, 11:54:00 PM »
Now that people aren't dying of smallpox and starvation here in the wealthy West, we need to worry about whether so many ppm of some carcinogen will shave an extra 5 years off our final decrepitude. I'd take it more seriously if I were you.

FIFY ;)

Or anywhere. You know smallpox is completely eradicated, right? And the reason Africa's population is exploding is because they've stopped starving to death and dying from a zillion tropical diseases.

True, but there are some samples retained in laboratories. It's not impossible for it to come back. You're right, though, that I was mistaken about it still occurring. I thought it recurred a few years ago.

I didn't realize Africa's population was recovering.
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Re: Gluttony 2.0 - The Worship of Healthy Food
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2015, 11:54:43 PM »
A thought here: if you follow to the letter the Orthodox fasting guidelines, you will avoid meat, dairy, oil and wine about half the year.

So, "eating healthy" can't be all bad. After all, we do it now.

The article isn't bashing healthy eating but being "hyperdox" about it.
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Re: Gluttony 2.0 - The Worship of Healthy Food
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2015, 02:45:12 AM »
A thought here: if you follow to the letter the Orthodox fasting guidelines, you will avoid meat, dairy, oil and wine about half the year.

So, "eating healthy" can't be all bad. After all, we do it now.

The article isn't bashing healthy eating but being "hyperdox" about it.

Just another eating disorder.
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Re: Gluttony 2.0 - The Worship of Healthy Food
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2015, 10:36:30 AM »
Now that people aren't dying of smallpox and starvation here in the wealthy West, we need to worry about whether so many ppm of some carcinogen will shave an extra 5 years off our final decrepitude. I'd take it more seriously if I were you.

FIFY ;)

Or anywhere. You know smallpox is completely eradicated, right? And the reason Africa's population is exploding is because they've stopped starving to death and dying from a zillion tropical diseases.

True, but there are some samples retained in laboratories. It's not impossible for it to come back. You're right, though, that I was mistaken about it still occurring. I thought it recurred a few years ago.

I didn't realize Africa's population was recovering.

Yeah, though you're also right that the developing world still has less adequate health care. The point is that even as our circumstances are vastly improved, we will still find something to worry about.