Chemically-Addictive Foods Crossed the Line in a Free Market Economy

Adding chemically-addictive compounds to food- what could possibly go wrong?

Dr. Munr Kazmir
5 min readDec 5, 2020


Photo by Ryan Quintal on Unsplash.

Green New Deal Democrats anxious to remake American society into a new image of never-before-known levels of environmental stewardship and social justice have their work cut out for them.

As former President Barack Obama recently reminded progressives, they first must convince a majority of people of the efficacy of their arguments, ideas, and solutions, which is no mean feat. We have, as Obama pointed out, a Democracy, after all; we can’t impose our will on others, no matter how right or righteous we may happen to be.

Picking apart the various aspects of our current stewardship of the environment- which in spite of President Trump’s extrication of the U.S. from the Paris Accord is on par with its contemporaries, at least as it pertains to carbon emissions- we find a patchwork of overlooked, and over-lapping, concerns.

The problem with the Paris Accord, of course, was that it didn’t go nearly far enough. Both in terms of its reach, with one of the biggest polluters on the planet, China, not being on board, and in terms of its scope. Many of the worst, and most urgent, environmental perils, went utterly unaddressed and remain unaddressed to this day.

The U.S. faces an environmental, social problem long overlooked by even the most dedicated environmentalists and scientists: Our food system.

Large food corporations with unlimited lobbying budgets have infiltrated our government, influencing our governors to pass legislation good for food companies but bad for consumers and the environment. Remember the “Four Food Groups” and chocolate milk with your school lunch every day?

Some of our food is now so compromised by chemical additives which are banned in other countries; so riddled with the cut corners of mass production, as to be rendered non-exportable.

For example, other countries don’t want our chicken because it’s washed in chlorine. The reason it has to be washing in chlorine would make any environmentalist, any conservationist, any public health enthusiast, and anyone concerned about cruelty to animals…