Do you happen to be in the majority of our society that believes that the FDA, USDA, and EPA are there to protect us from dangers in our foods and in our environment?  Think again.  While they may have started out with that intent, that is not what is happening now.  Let’s put it this way, according to a legal document put out by the FDA in response to a complaint filed by the Farm To Consumer Legal Defense Fund, and in the exact wording of the FDA:

  •  “There is no absolute right to consume or feed children any particular food.” [p. 25]
  • “There is no ‘deeply rooted’ historical tradition of unfettered access to foods of all kinds.” [p. 26]
  • “Plaintiffs’ assertion of a ‘fundamental right to their own bodily and physical health, which includes what foods they do and do not choose to consume for themselves and their families’ is similarly unavailing because plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to obtain any food they wish.” [p. 26]

 And THAT, folks, is the agency we are allowing to control our food supply!  Chances are you, or someone you know, has food allergies, asthma, autism, digestive disorders, cancer, or obesity.  Ever wonder why there are such increasing numbers of these cases?  The answer is right under our noses, and yet, as we walk in blind faith, listening to the above government agencies, the problems just get worse.  Did you know that 25 countries have banned the types of foods that our government agencies are freely allowing to enter our food supply WITHOUT SO MUCH AS A LABEL identifying that it is different?!  By now you might be asking what on earth I am talking about.  I implore you….Set aside an hour and a half out of your day, before the weekend is over if possible, and watch “The Future of Food.”  If you can’t find it anywhere else, sign up for a free 30-day trial on Netflix, and watch it there instantly.  Please inform yourself.  We aren’t messing around anymore!  Everytime you eat, you are potentially destroying yourself, the environment, and the future of your children.  It is absolutely frightening where we are headed.  Fortunately, there is another option.  Just so you know, this not one of those “someone’s opinion” movies.  It is a science and fact-based documentary that shows you, in detail, exactly what is going on behind the scenes.  It is shocking! 

Once you watch the documentary, I encourage you to follow it up by reading a book called “The Unhealthy Truth” by Robyn O’Brien.  You will find more details there, assuming you can handle more!  Let’s just say my weakness for the occasional much-loved Snicker’s bar is suddenly not so appealing!

As (I think it’s) Joel Salatin puts it, you vote 3 times a day–with each meal you eat.  Everytime you put food into your mouth, you are telling our government either it is OK to allow food altered with antibiotics, pesticides, and other foreign substances into our foods system, or that it isn’t.  (Did you know one of the most commonly grown types of corn has to be registered as a pesticide?!  Then, they can turn around and feed it to livestock in CAFO’s, eventually putting it on your dinner table?  Or worse, they can use it as high fructose corn syrup or a corn base and add it directly into the food you buy to eat (and feed your kids)?!)  When you eat, you are either telling them it is OK to use ever-expanding CAFO’s, and the horrendous unhealthy and even dangerous effects of such onto our dinner plates or that it isn’t.  You are either supporting big corporate industries in their greedy desire to dominate the food system, or you are telling them you won’t stand for such monopoly–that you want the freedom to choose what you eat.

Please, watch it before you forget, and be an informed American.  Trust me, you’ll be thankful you did!