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5. Food Hacks: Finding and Choosing Food > Choosing Food in the Meat Space: Nav...

Choosing Food in the Meat Space: Navigating the Modern Supermarket’s Shoals

When you walk into a supermarket or a farm, both entities view you as a “food consumer” (they both need money, or perhaps some sort of barter or exchange in the case of the farm), but there the comparison ends. The farm hasn’t hired a big-name consulting firm to polish its marketing tactics in order to lure the poor Mr. (or Mrs.) Moms dragging their two bawling kids inside to blow their hard-earned cash on more stuff they don’t need.

Supermarkets have well-known strategies for manipulating the psychology of their customers. Most geeks, and food shoppers in general, resent any thought of being manipulated (they want complete control over their own behavior and purse strings); therefore, the purpose of this section is to recommend some alternatives to the supermarket’s strategies, which, for the most part, are plastered all over the Internet anyway.


  

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