For the hypochondriac with a sweet tooth, or a test subject for a major candy company, there’s Popping Placebo Pills by Animal Vegetable Mineral. Created for Eat Your Heart Out, the clear pill capsules are filled with various candy beads to help cure what ails you. Or, at least the sugar pills will help make you think they’re working.
What is practically old news at this point — Paula Deen, the Food Network personality and ‘Queen of Southern Cuisine,’ recently announced that she has Type 2 diabetes. For those even vaguely familiar with Deen, the news, although not terribly surprising, is somewhat sad. But as we dig deeper, the saddest part in all of this, is actually that her recent announcement isn’t news at all. And it turns out that the whole story becomes one-stop shopping to address a few issues plaguing this country. From corporate and individual greed, to our collective attitude towards food and diet, and the corruption of our healthcare system. Let’s review.