posted on Oct, 17 2007 @ 05:21 AM
but at the same time..
at least here in the US, the government could help alot by just making a few changes as to what foods they chose to subsidize...
fresh friuts and vegatables, ya know those healthy foods...the farmers don't get subsidies for growing those, and the prices are really getting
rediculous and the quality is going down fast.
they do subsidize the beef, the corn, the pork.....they seem to subsidize the things that are now unhealthy for us...
they subsidize corn and well, this had made corn very cheap. cheap enough that the manufacturers have been using corn syrup to sweeten
everything.....I mean, it's in everything. the problem comes in when the body tries to digest the stuff, can't, and ends up storing it in fat
tissue, thus people get fat.
there seems to be a tendancy to preach personal responsibility to death. we should be financially responsible, we should be responsible
but, well, that's where the preaching ends, with the individual. meanwhile, over half of our apple juice is being shipped into the country in
concentrate form from places like india and CHINA. My husband's been a trucker on and off for years. he's carried fruit concentrate to one of the
big juice manufacturers right into the heart of one of NY's biggest areas for apple growing...
the reason he was told was that the company would lose the gov't handout if a certain percentage of their juice wasn't made from imported
so, the company is being paid by our government for importing juice concentrate from countries that don't adhere to any environmental rules...who
knows maybe the soil the apples are being grown in is contaminated with all those things that we have decided pose a danger to us.
but, of course, it all comes back to "personal responsibility"...
the companies would prefer to take profit over our health any day of the week.
the government would prefer to take their campaign contributions over the health of the people any day of the week...
and then they sit and tell us....we're responsible??