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  1. I made an interesting error the first time I read this. My initial reaction was that one can straightforwardly avoid processed foods by buying unprocessed foods and cooking like our ancestors. Generally, any supermarket stocks what your grandmother bought. (And a large majority of people can effectively buy from a supermarket.) But that takes more time and work and often more money than eating processed foods.

    But really, the title isn’t about acquiring non-processed foods, it’s about *avoiding* processed foods. Which is about the not-entirely-stated but largely-true fact that if processed foods are around, it’s really hard to avoid eating them. And that since such foods are optimized for tastiness, pretty much wherever there are humans, there will be people selling them processed foods at low prices.

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