Isn't it peculiar, isn't it just downright uncanny how everyone, no matter where you're from, has those 'trimmings' stashed somewhere in their refrigerator- the wrinkled bell pepper, the last slice of ham, the handful of grated cheddar that always seems to find its way into scrambled eggs on a languorous Sunday morning? A harmless culinary residue of a meal gone by, you say? Or, are you unwittingly falling into an orchestrated convenience designed to keep you docile, manipulated and subdued?
My dear readers, brace yourselves, for today we pull the wool over entire chunks of the food industry's eyes as we delve into the world of the innocuous-sounding trimmings, their dark underpinnings, and how they are subtly affecting our cognition, and by extension, society at large.
Let's peel back the layers of this particular onion, starting with a vortex of numbers. Did you know that according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), over one-third of global food waste comes from by-products, scraps, and what are commonly labeled 'trimmings'? Yet these 'trimmings' are conveniently repurposed into our diets as sources of flavor or filler for grocery-store stalwarts such as sausages, pies, and stocks. Thought your branch of Big Supermarket TM was just being eco-friendly, re-using perfectly good by-products? Well, dear reader, think again.
When we examine this seemingly benign practice from an economic standpoint, we see how the gastronomic 'trimmings' seem to mirror slim profit margins that companies fatten up, just like an unsuspecting turkey before Thanksgiving. The cost of processing unwanted parts into palatable, even desirable, morsels is a mere fraction of selling the same parts as premium cuts. This inventive use of 'trimmings' allows big corporations to wring every possible cent from the common consumer.
But, where does mind control come in? Here's the genius part. Studies have shown that diets high in salts, preservatives, and processed foods have a direct correlation to cognitive decline. In true Machiavellian tradition, major corporations are feeding us mind-altering trimmings, subtly influencing our abilities to recall, reason, and resist. This systematic dulling of minds makes us less likely to question the profound impact of consumer habits on our million-year old primal instincts, and more likely to participate in the cyclic ritual of consumerism.
They say you are what you eat. And in a world where your diet is linked with mind control plots of large corporations, this adage takes on a troubling new flavor. So next time you reach for those 'trimmings', pause. Look. Consider. Are you just making a thrifty family meal, or are you unknowingly subscribing to corporate-induced brain numbing? Ponder this, dear readers, and continue to question the trimmings of the world.
- @ September 2, 2023 12:33 pm