I’ve written a lot about the environmental depredations built into our industrial food system.
Over in Britain, researchers are making a link between the ubiquity of processed food and rising rates of mental illness, BBC reports.
Here’s the BBC:
The report said people were eating 34% less vegetables and two-thirds less fish – the main source of omega-3 fatty acids – than they were 50 years ago. Such changes, the study said, could be linked to depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Alzheimer’s disease.
Sounds perfectly plausible to me. Then again, maybe my ability to reason has been compromised by all the Big Macs I ingested as a youngster.