reply to post by jaffo
I suppose there are two schools of thought on this and they are very very far apart on basic approach.
#1. is the line of thought you represent by your view. I'd characterize that as full and total acceptance of the fact our national food supply and
overall food chain is hopelessly crossed and mixed with chemicals and non-food items, directly inserted (as opposed to Teflon pans leaching or plastic
tableware leaching into food) into the food itself. This approach would seem to see the 'betterment of man through modern chemistry' as having
nothing wrong with it....and fair enough to have that opinion too. We all have a right to one, and however wrong I may consider it? It's your right
to it and to defend it, as you choose.
#2. is the line of thought that food and artificially produced substances to manipulate it's taste, appearance or smell for purely cosmetic reasons
is not only wrong, but ill conceived and likely doing immense health and other tangible damage to us on a physical and perhaps psychological level, on
a daily basis. Even chemicals like this, which I'm sure are not KNOWN to be lethal or carry documented and proven side effects.....freely mix and
interact with a thousand other chemicals and artificial substances that can never, for their sheer variety, be tested even ONCE for interactivity
issues or combinations.
So, I'm obviously a #2 kinda guy...not to be confused with another popular reference for that.
I can't do a thing about the poison and toxins in the food supply. I'm just one guy among millions, sitting on less than 1/4 lot within a city. I
own my little piece of the American Pie ...but that doesn't allow me to become Farmer John on a postage stamp, either. I have to
...tolerate...ingesting the toxins or I can starve while accomplishing nothing but a pathetic form of suicide.
I sure don't have to accept or be content with the situation though
...and give yourself an eye opening experience some time, if you haven't done this. Block out about 2 hours (That is what it'll take to be fair and
open about it) and spend that time in a Wally World Super Center or something similar for the endless isles of choices of the same things. What will
take time is taking down cans, boxes and packages to read the back. I did this 3 years ago and it wasn't for idle curiosity. My piss poor diet
choices destroyed my very lucrative and satisfying career, to put blame where it's rightly due for that. No one else destroyed my career. I did. I
killed it one dinner plate at a time through desire over need and the lack of control between those two things....
So it was..I spent a couple hours in *ALL* the food isles by the time I was done, trying to build a healthy menu onboard an 18 wheeler where home was
5-7 days between seeing for a day or so at a time.
Know what you'll find? What I found? First.... Every damn thing on those shelves is SO loaded with grams and grams of salt (sodium) that it's a
miracle we don't all form into little pillars of it, old testament style. The IMPORTANT thing you'll find is that with PRECIOUS FEW exceptions?
Every single food item sold in a modern store has chemicals from industrial plants..and usually many of them...right down to the color and flavor.
Every need, meal and desire seen to by corporate supplies, for a price of course, and made the Burger King way....Our Way....even if it kills every
last one of us.
Not everyone will accept this chemical stew we call a grocery store or dinner plate. Not all of us.