I am not a health food fanatic (My apologies to those who are for using the term “fanatic”). Pizza and Twinkies are on my menu more often than not. This isn’t to say don’t enjoy good foods too. However, what I eat is my choice, not the governments, for now. Although, the government is in the food itself. We really do not know the specifics of many things we eat. Where does it come from? Do we really want to know what is in something we eat? With that said, something new is about to hit your dinner table. Oh, did I mention you will have Barak Obama to thank for it? Well, you do.
What would you say if I told you that The President signed a bill that allows a huge corporation to design experimental genetically altered food and plant it all throughout the country, What if I told you in this bill no court can rule against them. What if I told you that the FDA must approve without question any permit to plant and test these genetically altered foods via this bill. What if I told you this corporation will be protected from lawsuits from individuals in the event they may get sick.
The bill is H.R. 933 otherwise known as the Monsanto Protection Act (The corporation being Monsanto) and has already been signed into law by Obama in 2013 [read about it here]. As of now, states are considering labeling them, but my research shows none are as of yet. Does, this mean they are unsafe to eat? I am not saying that. They could be very safe to eat (or not). What I am saying is do we not have the right to know what we are taking home from the supermarket? The government is quick to mandate labeling on everything you buy, but this?
If Obamacare is not repealed, and I fear it won’t be with RINO Republicans accepting it, one day you will find (in my humble opinion) that you will be told what you can, and can not eat. Limitations on Ice cream, treats for you and your family. My theory is if you belong to Obamacare, you will have a higher premium if you are overweight. A financial penalty if you happen to enjoy a few too many Reeses Peanut Butter cups.
Sounds too radical? Well, we are in radical times. The government take overs of education, car companies, banks, student loans health care, etc. will eventually include a government take over of your refrigerator.
Michelle Obama has been behind the government take over of school lunches. Quipping that “At first they may not like it, but it will become acceptable to them”. Well, schools are turning on Michelle. Some abandoning her school lunch menu. Kids would rather go hungry than eat it. Even before Michelle’s lunch plan it was uncovered that McDonalds hamburgers are a much higher quality of meat than what is served in schools, the government meat. Stories in the news are written often about children that brought sandwiches to school with a piece of fruit and milk were taken away by a teacher, or school employee under the premise that it wasn’t balanced enough. Then given chicken nuggets as a replacement.
It is not only the government that may create scenarios of food uncertainty. Take something as simple as M&M candies, I love ’em! (specially the peanut ones!). Ahhhh, but let us take a closer look. Focus your mind on the red ones. The dye in the red M&M candy is so beautifully red, isn’t it? Well, what is used to make that little red candy. It comes from the uhm… I will call it the tail end of a beetle instead of a word that begins with an A. The beetle is known as the Cochineal beetle that lives in deserts [read here]
M&M’s are not alone. The use of insects in candy and other products like shampoos, etc. are flagrantly used. The shellac as it is commonly called (sounds nicer) may be listed on the label as confectioner’s glaze among other things. The list includes items such as Tootsie Rolls, Hershey’s Milk Duds (always wondered why that chocolate coating was so shinny!), and even high end chocolates like Godiva [read here for a larger list]. The FDA says it is safe for human consumption. That may be true. After all other countries enjoy eating insects on a stick! However, don’t you have the right to know what you are putting in your body?
How about fish? Fish, a food that is good for you! However, how good is it if you are also eating chicken, pig, and cow poop at the same time? How good is it if the people who work on the fish farms (if it is not fresh seafood from the ocean) that the workers themselves will not eat it, nor give it to their own families. Where is this happening? In the great country of… AMERICA! Well, at least that is who is buying it so it ends up on your table. It actually comes from fish farms in China and Vietnam [read here]
Those farms do not have the standards we have in the USA. The problem is two-fold. Fish & Shrimp are fed a diet of Chicken, Pig, and Cow feces. Consumers have commented that these products taste “Earthy”. The other problem is the feces themselves in the bag. The feed is thrown into the waters and end up in the bags. The workers wear masks at some of the farms it is so bad. That Salmon in the package? Think twice if you turn over the bag and see FROM CHINA. To be fair, only ten percent of these farms have been caught with sub-par standards in their products. It is a crap shoot to know what brand is good, and what is not.
We are on the verge of a huge industry of cloned meats. The FDA has approved it for sale. While there are benefits to cloned meats such as world hunger perhaps, and it is deemed safe to eat, it may be enough to turn me into a vegetarian (and how I so love my steaks!). The trouble I see, is like drugs that come out, they are approved, sold, and years later you see lawyer commercials on TV asking if you have taken that drug and had effects you can join a class suit action against the company. I just may allow others to eat this meat for ten years before I decide to do so! [read here]
Halal meat has found its way into the United Kingdom. With Obama’s agenda to make the USA like a European country it is only a matter of time it finds its way here, and their foot is beginning to be in the doorway already as some schools are willing to provide Muslim children this on their menu. Halal meat is the way it is butchered. The animal must be killed as the butcher is facing Mecca. However, it is the scandals of the Halal meat factories that is objectionable. Many secret videos have popped up that they kill cows that are deathly ill. Also, the horror and torture of the cattle to get them to the slaughter-house is inhumane. Rubbing pepper or Tabasco sauce in their eyes to keep them moving when they are too sick to make the journey. They twist and break their tales to make them continue walking. Once their, sick, they are still slaughtered for consumption. In this country one cow with Mad Cow disease and it is an uproar. With Halal meat it is just another day at the slaughter-house [read here]
I can not continue to write this article without mentioning McDonald’s pink slime. You have probably all seen it by now. The huge flow of this pink stuff that looks like Strawberry Ice Cream. All from the chemical stripping of bones used as filler for their meat. Since this was uncovered McDonald’s has discontinued its use. However, would they have if it was not uncovered? For those that may not recollect this pink slime horror… [read here].
Had enough? Truly I could go on and on, but allow me to wrap this article up with what is probably the most gross use of something you put in your body. This is no April Fool’s joke either: Beaver Anal Gland Juice. Yes, you read that right. This is a gland that when mixed with the urine of the Beaver is used to mark its territory. Do we really need to be consuming this!? Yet, we do. It is commonly used in the flavoring of Vanilla and Raspberry [read here, as well as a list of 15 gross things in your food].
From the government, to food industries, and importing of foods we can never be sure of what we are eating. How hypocritical our government is to demand mandates to pizza parlors to list ingredients and calorie charts in their place of business. How hypocritical for people like ex-mayor Bloomberg for wanting to put a stop on the use of salt in restaurants, or his failed attempt at limiting soft drinks to 16 oz. (I would just buy two!). How hypocritical of Michelle Obama telling your child to eat Broccoli when she is vacationing around the world at your $ and eating French Fries.
I would tell you all you are best to make your own garden for food. However, I bet you the EPA would probably fine you.
God Bless you all, and God Bless our food.
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