Comment 51283

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted November 09, 2010 at 00:06:30

My biggest beef is health-food/medical claims. How if you only start taking this pro-biotic enzyme THX-1138, all your life's problems will vanish(depression, tiredness, cancer etc). Not only does it give people a whole lot of horse-dung, but it destroys a lot of public faith in much more legitmate issues of nutrition and herbal medicine.

Also, I think a lot of people seriously overestimate how many people take these things seriously - the real story is how intuitively people know it's (high-nitrogen organic fertilizer), even if they can't articulate why. Advertising, PR, marketing, propaganda - it's all a constant battleground, and people often get a lot quicker as a result. All very fascinating, if somewhat pointless and extravagantly wasteful.

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