Monday, June 6, 2011

Food for Thought (or Chew on This)

Or, "Ew, gross."

Credit: Huffington Post

I've said it before and I'll say it again (and, I am far from a conspiracy theorist), if you haven't seen Food Inc., watch it or at least educate yourself on the "food production industry" in the USA.  See also: Michael Pollan.

P.S.  FYI - nothing on that food subsidy list is good for you in large quantities.  I have yet to find anything that tells me that fruits and vegetables (corn is not a vegetable, neither are legumes) are anything but good for you in large quantities.  Now, you might have some stomach issues if all you eat is fruit (see: The Grapes of Wrath), but I don't think anyone reading this here blog is starving.
P.P.S.  This is why animals like cows and chickens are fed grains (like corn) when they should be eating grass or bugs.  The government subsidizes these crops so other farmers buy corn for less than it costs to grow/harvest. 


Amy said...

That is gross. And sad. I get so frustrated with all the crap in the food sold in our stores... cheap, unhealthy oils and fats and sugar/corn added to everything. You have to be so aware to avoid it. It should be the other way around.

Kristin said...

Cousin, I couldn't agree more. I take so long at the grocery store the rare times when I am buying something processed, and even some of the "healthy" snacks have oils I don't want to eat! And, practically everything has soy. And, the general public is so uneducated or miseducated on what they should be eating. Low fat almost always = high sugar and that is NOT good!