It is up to all of us to make wise choices regarding our food. We have lost control of what we eat because we have let 'big business' and the mega-farms decide what we should eat. Look at the obesity rate in this country. People are mindlessly shoveling 'McJunk' into themselves -AND- their kids. We're so in a hurry that we don't take the time to eat a decent meal. School lunch programs have been farmed out to Mickey D's, Taco Bell and other fast food franchises to make money for the schools. Soda machines have become a common sight in hallways and lunchrooms. Kids have been 'diagonosed' with ADD when it's probably the junk they're eating!
We're eating less food and more chemicals. Ever actually READ what's in a box of the crap you're about to microwave? Can you even pronounce some of the ingredients? I can't! What ARE they? We don't know, nor do we care, but we continue to stuff our faces!
Then we wonder why we are so sick. Our bodies weren't meant to eat what we're feeding them. Want an education? Read a few of these books:
DON'T EAT THIS BOOK! Fast Food and the SUPERSIZING OF AMERICA by Morgan Spurlock (he's the guy who ate McGarbage for a month; read this and fast food with never be the same!)
THE ETHICS OF WHAT WE EAT - Why Our Food Choices Matter by Peter Singer and Jim Mason
and last but not least
HARVEST FOR HOPE by Jane Goodall
Most of us don't even have a C L U E of where our food comes from, do we? Look at the 'China' mess. Why are we allowing our food to be inported from China, which some of it is untraceable... when there are enough farms in this country? Why? BECAUSE IT IS CHEAPER. We are our own worst enemy because we insist on quick, cheap and easy food INSTEAD of REAL FOOD.
Want to make a difference? READ the above three books. Then see what your food choices are.
START BUYING LOCALLY GROWN/RAISED, PRODUCED ORGANIC FOOD from your local FARMER'S MARKET. If you have to eat meat, for God's sake (no, not GOD, for your sake!) buy from farms that are certified organic and do not use GROWTH HORMONES or ANTIBIOTICS in their animals or the feed they are given! I guarantee that you WILL feel better, your children won't be little uncontrollable monsters.
WAKE UP, AMERICA !! We are poisoning ourselves and the environment with our food choices.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
VOTE WITH YOUR FORK!