I have mixed feelings about "Crap"....
As a human bean who cares for other Human's health and lives, I would really like to abolish all the crap and processed food from the world.
As a business owner, the worse the crap there is out there, the better MY food tastes and sells.
Don't sneer at crap, if it didn't sell it wouldn't be offered. Who was it, Kissinger who said something like, "The abscence of alternatives clarifies the mind marvelously"...?
Look, I grew up in the 70's and then it was the norm to have Dad at work and Mom at home. My Mom wasn't a fantastic cook, but she did cook 3 squares every day, and none of it came out of a can or box. Heck, out of a school of 200 kids I think only a handfull came from single parent families. Highschools offered Home EC classes for girls and Shop for boys and there were no coke or chip machines in the halls. People worked 40 hr weeks and there was no internet to suck up time. The Microwave was very large, rare, and very expensive, vacuum packaging was rare too, and most supermarkets had more "real" food than processed crap.
Nice, so I just listed a bunch of facts that no one cares about. But these facts have paved the way for crap to be sold us. At my kid's school a good 1/4 of the kids come from single parent families, the majority have dual income parents, and the slim--very slim minority have a stay-at-home parent. And this is a private school too. School potluck dinners are a "learning experience" for me. You'd think that as a parent bringing a dish to be displayed in front of 200 other parents that you'd put your "best foot forward", but I've seen alot of crap and ill-prepared food at these events. Many highschools do not offer Home Ec, many parents do not know how to cook--or more importantly how to shop, (or garden) and can not pass these life skills to their children, and there is far more processed crap then "real" food offered at the store.
I do NOT envy the single parent, do not envy the dual income family where one parent has exactly 1/2 hr to prepare a meal, and I have sympathy for people who know they don't know how to cook, don't like to cook, and more importantly, have no time to cook.
IMHO the people who can cook "real" food are people who: 1) cook professionly, 2) people who enjoy cooking and enjoy a decent meal at home, and 3), people who have time.
The crap is only out there because people buy it.
Ever wonder what would happen if there was no media advertising?..................