Today’s Washington Post has a great piece reminding us just what ordinary folks are up against in trying to make sound decisions about eating. An ex-Coke man decided he has a “large karmic debt” to repay for his role in exacerbating the obesity problem in the U.S. (and throughout the world really).
The former Coke exec, Todd Putnam, stressed that “the resources, the scale, the intelligence, the strategy these companies use is intense,” which is not a surprise really. In fact, when one thinks about the multi-front assault that we’ve been subjected to in the interests of profits (not our welfare), it’s amazing we’re not sicker and fatter.
The more we wake up and realize we are being manipulated, we will be able to make better choices.