I don't allow margarine in my house.
I said it.
Now you know.
It is butter or olive oil (and the rare occasional bacon grease).
I also try my best not to allow any of those other funky science experiments they're trying to pass of as food into my house either.
My chiropractor once told me, "If it ain't in its original package or you cannot identify what fruit or vegetable it is or you can't pronounce it...DON'T EAT IT!"
Hey, sometimes the most "profound" brilliant things are the most simple ones folks. Let's get back to the basics (in all areas).
Love, Laughter & Light to all ~ L
Okay...it is Sunday, April 26th and I've had some conversations with friends about this. They all know I'm being cheeky and serious at the same time.
Let me put it this way....If a complete stranger walked up to you on the street, held out his hand and in it was an unidentifiable blob of goo and said, "Eat this." Would you eat it? No questions asked, just open up your mouth, pop it in and swallow it down? If you asked the stranger, "What is it?" and he responded, "I don't know. But I'm a scientist (or big food manufacturer, whatever) Just trust me and eat it." ...Would you eat it?
Okay, this is an over simplified scenario but I think you get the point that we all do it every day. We trust complete strangers, pushing unidentifiable "stuff" they call "food" that we pay a lot of money for and consume regularly without a second thought or ever questioning who they are and what this stuff really is.
NOTE: I posted this yesterday on MySpace and this morning I got a newsletter discussing this topic. In part it reads:
Noted food expert Jeffrey M. Smith discussed how genetically engineered "Franken-foods" have become ubiquitous on everyone's dinner table. He listed a litany of health issues that appear to be related to such foods and warned that most people are dangerously unaware of how widespread genetically influenced ingredients have become. In particular, he called genetically modified soy and corn derivatives "omnipresent" due to their use in processed food.
When it comes to ending the influx of genetically modified foods, he said that the power is in the hands of the average shopper. Consumer backlash against genetically engineered tomatoes and potatoes has effectively "knocked them out" of supermarkets according to Smith. He praised the European consumers response to the issue, which was so overwhelming that "within ten weeks, all of the major food companies committed to stop using GM ingredients in Europe." Here in America, Smith believes that if merely 5% of shoppers deliberately stopped buying any foods with genetically modified ingredients then the large companies would cease using them for fear of losing more business.