Yes, a little black cloud drifted over paradise tonight. The happy channel (my little box) just showed a rather interesting film, and part of the audience, me, had to leave the "theater" while the graphic parts were shown.
We knew we shouldn't eat raw sewerage, but there's a lot of other stuff we shouldn't be eating either.
Take something called Pink Slime. It's the food industry's answer to e.coli in their ground beef. Guess where they were using it? School lunches were found to have it, and fast food burgers. Now, in this film, I finally got to see it actually being made! It's made from some entrails, fatty globs, and Ammonia, for one thing. Talk about icky additives.
Food.Inc, not a documentary about your grandmother's eating problems growing up, but baby it sure is about yours.
Also, this movie points to the fact that we, as consumers, need to help the farmers as they are being eaten alive, pardon the pun, by the food producing conglomerates. There are some farmers in this film that you just want to bike over and buy from, right out of the fields, to save them from Monsanto. Our farmers should not be being treated this way. It's One Hundred and TEN percent WRONG! I can see why they are so damn pissed off.
Ya, I hate you Monsanto, but you already knew that. Kiss my Grits, but keep your hands off my food. I don't trust you.
Ever hear of Kevin's Law? This needs some good old fashioned ground roots hollering and help, too. Listen closely to Kevin's Mother and her seven year battle, by now more, to close up the loopholes used by unnamed corporations (heck I don't want to be sued anymore than the next guy) in FDA control over the industry.
Go Oprah! Hooray for you too! You're in the film and you won! That took a million bucks but you won!
Your food dollars have POWER my friends. Make them work for the corny, another pun, Greater Good. I just remembered we didn't vet that new brand of tortillas we bought last week. *slaps forehead* You do NOT want any GMOs running around your blood stream. Not good for you.
Things you can do about all this
We, the consumers, have some power in this and we can change it. Everyone can have a part in the successful change.
OK, I've worked the fire from gross feed lot films out of my belly. I'm going to bed and read a nice, little Gray Panther, Grannie magazine about how to set my new short hairdo in curlers and how to apply pink lipstick- organic lipsticks, not tested on an Animal!
A little beauty
Good night World! Let's not keep our backs turned while they do these horrid things anymore. Just spend your dollars where it helps the ones making the changes, and help make sure that farmer's markets, where the healthiest foods are, are equipped to take food stamps so the poorer folk can eat better to.