" Frankenfood Hater said...
Good job writing that one up! Good luck to all you readers out there. Not even staying away from the fast food "restaurants" and standard grocery stores is enough. You have to read every label and investigate every meat product to find out what's in it and where it came from. There is high fructose corn syrup in things you wouldn't even imagine. Meat can be 100% vegetarian fed and still be bad, it could have been fed corn in a feed lot under horrific conditions. To be called free range they only need to have access to outdoors for 15 mins before they are slaughtered. You need to make sure that free range means never confined to be fed and that vegetarian diet means grass fed. Find out what CSA means and whether there are any near you. Find smaller grocery stores that sell at least some organic foods and are small enough that you can talk to the people who work there about what they sell. It is more costly, I can sympathize with families who can't afford to eat healthy food. Shame on the people who are responsible for them not being able to afford it and shame on the people who are responsible for the only things they can afford being so horrible. "
April 8, 2010 5:51:00 AM PDT
Hey there ...thanks for taking the time to comment. You make some very good points about what has happened to the farm delivery system and the way big corporations have stealthed in and taken over, leaving everyone vulerable to their very bad decisions, from farmers to workers to consumers, not to mention the cruelty to other sentient beings in this ugly system. It does not have to be this way!
What you say is sadly true. We have let the needy down by subsidizing corn and soy beans so that all the additives made from it, and not fit to feed to any growing child, are so cheap that they are ubiquitous throughout the diet..hidden in it, ready to cause this epidemic of early onset diabetes. One of the farmers was left allergic to all anti biotics that had been tried for her. What sort of system of raising animals for food is that??
To get back to the kids and the poor, after their only affordable diet renders them ill, then the so called "elites" look down their noses and snear, saying something to the effect that it's all poor families' faults because food is a "choice".
So, this is about "choice" is it? Why did corporate giants in the industry "choose" to load the airwaves with ads aimed at kids, many of whom are getting so little to eat in the first place, and then make these bad (can't bring myself to call them foods) foods cheaper than any of the good food? Such evil things don't spring up overnight. It was probably a carefully planned and executed plan in the first place. They didn't leave anything to chance, skipping around the hallways of the Congress and pummeling the Halls of Justice, and the farmers, with their highly paid "three piece suits".