Food Or Drug?

Food Or Drug?
Innovation

Gary Wenk, writing at SEED magazine, wonders how sharp the difference between food and drugs are.

Michael Brooks
  • 7 december 2010

Gary Wenk, writing at SEED magazine, wonders how sharp the difference between food and drugs are. Defining food as substances that one’s body uses for  “optimal functioning” and drugs as substances that support the brain in the same way, Wenk questions how the difference between food and drugs can be sustained. After all, the foods we eat affect our brains and the regular use of stimulants such as coffee further blurs this line. Wenk argues for getting rid of the food/drug distinction entirely:

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