The Western Pattern Diet

Thursday, January 10, 2013
Posted in category Food Politics

Many people refer to the modern diet of convenience as the SAD (Standard American Diet). However, I always refer to the food system that produces the SAD as the Industrial Food Machine. There is nothing uniquely American about this diet at all. These foods are created by the industrial system. The industrial machine is churning out what I call ‘chemicals laced with food.’ The designation “American” is used because America had the industrial infrastructure to produce these foods, though many of them did not even originate here. Our industrial system has been very efficient with food production while it is heavily backed by a political subsidy scheme, so America is really the first country to fully embrace the lifestyle of eating inexpensive, processed crap that takes little or no preparation time. The term Western Pattern Diet would be a more accurate description of what has actually taken place.

However, this industrial diet is no longer uniquely American. Due to the efficiency of our production and distribution channels, we have exported our convenience food ways all over the world. Add to that the American political machinations that support and maintain an omnipotent corporate state (system of government-business alliances), and you have a mega-industrial organism that is fully supported by the power of government decrees.

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One Response to The Western Pattern Diet

  1. liberranter says:

    January 11th, 2013 at 1:09 am

    However, this industrial diet is no longer uniquely American. Due to the efficiency of our production and distribution channels, we have exported our convenience food ways all over the world.

    Of course you already know what’s coming on the heels of this. Given Amerika’s accelerated pace of decline and the rapid onset of the Idiocracy nation, we’re about to see the debut of a chain of SAD-themed restaurants (as precedents, think cupcake bakeries, cereal parlors, etc.). These restaurants will not merely be another chain of fast-food joints a la KFC, which serves genetically modified lizards engineered to look like (and vaguely taste like) chicken, or McDonalds, which mixes and molds soybean meal and every mineral in the period table of elements into the shape of hamburgers while touting them as beef. No, this SAD chain will glorify the actual synthetic nature of the processed food itself!

    I’m sure I need not go into the gruesome details of what the advertising and the featured menu selections would consist of. But for anyone who remembers the few episodes of the original Star Trek series that showed the “food” that the starship Enterprise crew consumed and that discussed what said “food” was made of, you’ll get the idea.

    Yummmmmmmm!

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