Bisphenol A - an additive to plastics that mimics estrogens; everybody
is now on birth control and men are feminized
High Fructose Corn
Syrup - a brilliant witch's brew of synergy; metabolic disorders, obesity, and
Look, the best thing that
can be said is that as industries start from useful discoveries and then
grow as business does to serve billions of people it is only later, as
the tide of experience washes in the facts emerge: "Oops! That wasn't
such a great idea after all." You should expect then that wisdom
and integrity would demand that for public health such things would be
banned once discovered to be really bad.
Ah, but then there are so
many people taking a piece of the pie, and afraid of acknowledging their
liability for complicity in such crimes against humanity, that common
conspiracy preserves the status quo.
The following list is of
things that people eat or drink or smoke that are bad for you.
Some of these were
originally thought to be good. "Better living through chemistry."
Two were deliberately pushed on the public to harm them with malice
aforethought under the guise of public health. Another is the "standard
of care" in preventing disease and which paradoxically causes it. Two
are a tongue-in-cheek social commentaries.