Thought for Food
August 22, 2010 § 7 Comments
Wanna never eat again? Watch Food Inc. I did last night and am about this close to stripping naked and joining PETA. I’ve just finished reading every label on my food in the house and now think the only way to eat healthily and safely is to grow my own food in my backyard on my roof deck, or find the extra dough to be able to shop at a farmer’s market every week. I’m not kidding about this. Okay maybe a little – I won’t be growing my own food, or stripping nude – yet. But this is just like the time I read Fast Food Nation. I stopped eating fast food. Kaputz. Zip. None. Except In N Out and they don’t count b/c 1.) it’s mentioned specifically in the book as one of the good guys and 2.) they use all local and naturally grown/raised food. Plus it’s just delicious.
Anyway, as I was saying, I’ve looked at all the food labels in my apartment including the unopened bag of sour cream and onion Lays I just bought before the movie and basically everything has some sort of MSG in it! You always hear about MSG in Chinese food but it’s actually in everything. Visit here to read about all hidden names it has. What is it? Basically it’s a food enhancer. It makes your food taste better making you want to keep eating it again and again. You know how Lays chips say “Bet you can’t eat just one.” They’re not kidding. They’re literally sprinkling those things with MSG so you can’t put them down! And MSG is just one of the many problems we have in how our food is prepared. We’ve got to do something to stop how the food industry is run in our country. It’s really quiet alarming how screwed up the system is. Watch Food Inc. and read Fast Food Nation if you haven’t already. It’ll definitely change the way you look at your food and it’ll definitely make you lose your appetite.
Oh this is real, people.
“For years, theoretical sandwologists had promised that man would one day be able to preserve and enjoy a sandwich with the same technology used to store motor oil.” – Stephen Colbert