> guess, these philosopher-kings from the cities have since
> long lost any contact to nature. nevertheless they seem to
> have no problems buying probiotic yoghurt, from which the
> fermenting bacteria came straight out of the toilet bowl...
Modernity has resulted in many people being isolated from production (of
anything), sickness, death, birth, and the nuances of, well, reality. The
ridiculously poor understanding of science by many is part of this too.
This has a lot of profound political implications, especially if you are in
the business of producing goods using "icky" methods. Fortunately, cleaning
one's house, sex, childbirth, rinsing the poop out of 1000 diapers, and
raising teenagers provides a partial cure.
> any opinions, how to steer against than trend without
> getting angry with these people ?
It is a political and a PR problem. The only way is to get people to touch
and feel and smell what you are doing, to understand the nature of things.
The problem is directly analogous to (or maybe the same as) me trying to
explain to some on this list that Pioneer is not populated by evil genetic
wizards trying to subvert the food supply.
> BREATHARIANS: LIBERATED FROM FOOD, DRINK AND GOOD SENSE. Here's
> one you're not going to believe - a cult that advocates living
> on air, exposure to light and their own urine
This is an interesting example of the discrepancy between public and private
morality in the religious context. Obviously, the real successful
"believers" quietly cheat, and publicly shame all their suffering brethren.
> Selling Caesar salad became a crime last year when California
> legislators passed a new health law banning the sale of food
> that used raw eggs as an ingredient.
A nice example of the modern penchant for sterile isolation and misguided
risk-avoidance. Don't you know I think the mania of fear surrounding GMO
food is THE SAME THING (except the actual health risks are much lower). But
I don't want to argue about that right now. Suffice it to say that
California is famous for these kinds of attitudes.
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