I pulled this out of the trash can at my local work place.
It's from Steers, Kenya's version of Burger King. Nairobi is not much better on the food front than a large part of America in many ways. It's easier to find French Fries here than it is more 'traditional foods' that Africa is oft-associated with.
It got me to thinking about the misappropriation of paleo diets, evolutionary health, etc. in the general marketplace. We've begun to see 'paleo products' invading the public sphere, some legitimate, some not so. As evolutionary science begins to creep into the mainstream, where have you seen it retooled for marketing purposes? Where do we anticipate it's going to go?
Maybe the best question: Is marketing paleo paleo?
asked byJake__2 (671)
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on August 29, 2012
at 01:06 PM
First, I do t think this is Paleo advertising at all. This is more about the invention of fire than a way of eating.
That being said, I have no problem with items being marketed as Paleo/primal/ancestral... It is up to the consumer to know whether that product meets their dietary needs. Lots of things are marketed as low carb eventhough they are not, it's pure capitalism at its best... Find a niche and exploit it.
For me, I stick by something that I believe ben franklin first said: Capitalism thrives on the uneducated consumer, but the educated consumer thrives in capitalism.
on August 29, 2012
at 09:04 AM
Is this paleo is that paleo, not it's not paleo, it's primal, depending on your version of paleo, is washing your hands after going to the bathroom paleo, coffee is not paleo but it's primal, hell yeah...
This whole thing is getting so absurd and quite frankly embarrassing, no wonder everyone is making fun of paleo.
I hereby declare my own version of paleo, it consists of pasta and chocolate milk because I like them but I still want to tell everybody I'm paleo because it's so cool (or is it more primal?)
Does the paleo/primal stamp automatically make something good or bad for me? Maybe we should approach things from a health perspective and not care so much if this or that is paleo? Is arguing about paleo marketing less paleo than typing the question on your computer on paleohacks? We are not living in those times anymore and honestly, who cares if marketing, internet or whatever are paleo?
Sorry for the rant, it wasn't just directed at your question but these days people seem to have lost their ability to think for themselves.