|Yes! There is pink slime in here! Delicious!|
taken from usatoda30.com
|My bologna has a first name, it's|
P-R-O-C-E-S-S-E-D my bologna
has a second name, it's C-R-A-P...
taken from martyrobertsblog.com
I was watching one of my favorite shows this evening, and saw an interview with Michael Moss, New York Times investigative reporter and the author of the new book Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. (I will be purchasing this book with my amazon gift certificates, and I hope you will all buy it too- it looks incredible.) It was a timely interview for me, as the ladies I went to lunch with today were talking about this book and how insane the food industry is. I was intrigued, but much more excited to read it after seeing this interview. It was eye-opening to say the least. The second half of the segment was an interview with Melanie Warner, who has a book out called Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal. (Yes, I have enough amazon cash for both- done!) I am not going to go through the whole segment, as I could write about this all night. Instead, I am going to give you a few teasers and
"Every year, the average American eats as much as 33 pounds of cheese. That's up to 60,000 calories and 3,100 grams of saturated fat. So why do we eat so much cheese? Mainly it's because the government is in cahoots with the processed food industry. And instead of responding in earnest to the health crisis, they've spent the last 30 years getting people to eat more. This is the story of how we ended up doing just that...Philip Morris became the largest food manufacturer in the United States starting in the late 80s, when it acquired General Foods and then Kraft... when [they] came under increasing pressure for nicotine and tobacco- the Philip Morris officials turned to their food people and said, 'You guys'- and this is private of course- 'You guys are going to face the same issue we're facing over nicotine with salt, sugar, fat and obesity..."- Micheal Moss on Democracy Now.
If you don't find that interesting, and don't want to learn more, I don't know what to say! Let me try one more:
"...I was really surprised to learn where some of these vitamins come from...it turns out that they're- these vitamins aren't coming from the foods that contain them. Like Vitamin C does not come from an orange, and Vitamin A does not come from a carrot...they come from things that aren't actually foods. Vitamin D, for instance, was probably the most shocking. It comes from sheep grease, so actually the grease that comes from sheep wool. You have giant barges and container ships that go from Australia and New Zealand over to China, where most of- a lot of our vitamins are produced. About 50 percent of global vitamin production comes from China inside these huge factories, very industrial processes...[it is] converted, through a number of chemical steps and chemical processes, to Vitamin D, which is added to our food and used in supplements."- Melanie Warner on Democracy Now.
|Lick meeeee for a dose of Vitamin D? |
First a pitstop at a factory in China!
taken from photographyblogger.net
I am off to plan my summer garden. What about you?