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Nicotine GMOs for Healthy Foods

Ore_Ele
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1/2/2015 5:34:10 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Let's just throw an idea around for the fun of it. What if we infuse Nicotine into healthy foods (fruits, veggies, etc) to get people addicted to healthy foods? Nicotine is not really bad for you (other than the addiction it causes). So might this help get Americans out of the french fries and burgers and more into the apples and broccoli?
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RevNge
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1/2/2015 5:36:20 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 1/2/2015 5:34:10 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
Let's just throw an idea around for the fun of it. What if we infuse Nicotine into healthy foods (fruits, veggies, etc) to get people addicted to healthy foods? Nicotine is not really bad for you (other than the addiction it causes). So might this help get Americans out of the french fries and burgers and more into the apples and broccoli?

Wouldn't it be bad for your health in the long-term?

Then again, so would fries and burgers...
Ore_Ele
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1/2/2015 6:00:46 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 1/2/2015 5:36:20 PM, RevNge wrote:
At 1/2/2015 5:34:10 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
Let's just throw an idea around for the fun of it. What if we infuse Nicotine into healthy foods (fruits, veggies, etc) to get people addicted to healthy foods? Nicotine is not really bad for you (other than the addiction it causes). So might this help get Americans out of the french fries and burgers and more into the apples and broccoli?

Wouldn't it be bad for your health in the long-term?

Then again, so would fries and burgers...

While long term does have some negative effects, I believe they are far less dangerous than the effects of obesity, not just for potential cause of death, but on quality of life (which is the only true measure for a successful society).
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Skepsikyma
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1/2/2015 10:08:59 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 1/2/2015 5:34:10 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
Let's just throw an idea around for the fun of it. What if we infuse Nicotine into healthy foods (fruits, veggies, etc) to get people addicted to healthy foods? Nicotine is not really bad for you (other than the addiction it causes). So might this help get Americans out of the french fries and burgers and more into the apples and broccoli?

Nicotine itself is somewhat harmful, it's not totally innocuous. And while GMOs would be more efficient, it may be better to simply process it into the foods, lest the Luddites all go into a frothing rage. The biggest problem with this is that it will basically start an arms race between healthy and terrible food over which one can become the most addictive, and you would end up with a rather Pyrrhic victory (assuming you won at all).
"Whatever else is evil, the pride of a good mother in the beauty of her daughter is good. It is one of those adamantine tendernesses which are the touchstones of every age and race. If other things are against it, other things must go down. If landlords and laws and sciences are against it, landlords and laws and sciences must go down. With the red hair of one she-urchin in the gutter I will set fire to all modern civilization."
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1/3/2015 8:32:47 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 1/2/2015 5:34:10 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
Let's just throw an idea around for the fun of it. What if we infuse Nicotine into healthy foods (fruits, veggies, etc) to get people addicted to healthy foods? Nicotine is not really bad for you (other than the addiction it causes). So might this help get Americans out of the french fries and burgers and more into the apples and broccoli?

The benefits of consuming healthy food; skin complexion, body fat loss, and various digestive and immune benefits, "should", or even ought to, provide enough incentive to cease the consumption of unhealthy foods and begin consuming ideal foods.