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American's addiction to toxic, brain-damaging GMOs and processed foods are leading to a nationwide state of apathy and compliance


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(NaturalNews) Is our national apathy being caused by being physiologically and socially similar to lab rats fed nothing but a diet of junk food? That's the position being posited by Brett Redmayne-Titley at ActivistPost.com, and he may very well be onto something.

That's because both junk-food addled Americans and laboratory rats "tolerate repressive environments while confined against their will in a maze." He says that, in a mad dash to get out of the maze, Americans – like the rats – will accept the confinement rather than go to the trouble of resisting it, thereby agreeing to a life of controlled stimulation, manipulation and being susceptible to suggestion (via the marketing and propaganda of the government-mainstream media cabal).

He writes further:

"In a country objectively descending into chaos, why don't Americans care? In recent studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), these same rats evidence one reason for America's irrational disinterest in self-preservation.

"In ever-more-frequent and growing worldwide protests, resistance to the American empire's imposed maze increases. Strangely, Americans offer no similar resistance at all."

'GMO-filled junk food'

Is this just due to an aversion to the political process – a disdain for the sort of juvenile name-calling and lack of decorum inherent in today's political system? Or is something else at work?

"The cause of this national apathy seems to be clear as shown in results from the UCLA study: it's the food. Processed, adulterated, adjunct-laden, GMO-filled junk food; the preferred and almost unavoidable daily diet of Americans," writes Redmayne-Titley.

He cites research by Dr. Aaron Blaisdell, a professor of psychology at UCLA's College of Letters and Science, and member of the university's Brain Research Institute. Blaisdell used rats to learn whether a poor quality diet of processed foods resulted in obesity or if the actual initial result was fatigue.

As Redmayne-Titley noted:

"Dr. Blaisdell's team placed thirty-two female rats on one of two diets for six months. The first received a standard rat's diet, consisted of relatively unprocessed foods like ground corn and fish meal. As a substitute for a junk food diet the second Americanized group received highly processed food of lower quality that included substantially more sugar. As expected, 'One diet led to obesity, the other didn't,' said Blaisdell, as quoted in UCLA's 'Newsroom.'"

That said, "Our data suggest that diet-induced obesity is a cause, rather than an effect, of laziness [apathy]," concluded Blaisdell. "... the [poor quality] diet causes obesity, which causes fatigue."

Rats became lazier

To reach his conclusions, Blaisdell designed an experiment whereby rats were given a task, then required to press a lever to receive a "reward" of food or water. Rats on a diet of junk food had their performance impaired, taking much longer breaks than the leaner rats on better diets before returning to the task.

During repeated 30-minute sessions obese rats became lazier due to their increasing size; eventually, their breaks were twice as long as those of leaner rats eating clean foods.

"Dr. Blaisdell's studying clearly indicates that junk food, while causing obesity, subsequently causes laziness and fatigue. Combined, the political cousin of these two symptoms is: apathy," Redmayne-Titley wrote.

There is no question that Americans consume a great deal of some of the worst (processed) foods on the planet, all of which has led to an epidemic of obesity in the country. As our waistlines have increased, has our apathy increased proportionally? It would seem so.

As the federal government becomes more authoritarian, more contrarian and less responsive to the people, it's quite possible that Americanized junk food may be the very thing that is keeping the population in general from collective outrage. This year's presidential voting cycle, however, offers a glimmer of hope, in that voters in both major parties appear very interested in candidates who are viewed as being well outside the "mainstream" of politics.

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