Saturday, June 23, 2007

where's the food?

small rant coming up.....

I'm probably dating myself but I do very clearly remember the Where's-The-Beef? lady in the Wendy's commercials. These days I'm beginnig to wonder where the food is? It started with trying to remove MSG and all it's aliases. Then came colors, preservatives; things with numbers. Now it's High Fructose Corn Syrup and folks, I've got to tell you, I'm shocked at how pervasive this stuff is in our diet. Then I find out that almost all HFCS is made with GMO corn. YUCK!!!

Read this list and see for yourself. It's getting harder and harder to find real food. Why is the public unable to convince agribusiness that we do not want this stuff? Probably because most people go for cheap and convenient over more expensive and harder to obtain. We don't think we have time in our busy lives to pay attention to what goes into our mouths.

As I learn more about this stuff I find myself wishing I had known a lot of this earlier so that I could have been more proactive for my kids. It also makes me talk to them about food, hopefully helping them to make better choices down the road.


jasyjen said...

I remember the Where's The Beef lady! She rocked.
You make a lot of sense. It's terrifying to learn what we ingest on a daily basis.

Melissa R. Garrett said...

I hear you on this! I would LOVE to have more land so we could raise more of our own food. But I'm thankful for the garden we have and the wonderful Farmer's Market downtown. I try to buy mostly whole foods, too. I think that's why my family is so skinny - we're too afraid to eat anything!

Melissa R. Garrett