Attention Shoppers

Dear Customers:

So sorry you feel inconvenienced shopping for 30 minutes wearing a mask. I feel inconvenienced waiting on ungrateful, selfish bastards like yourself, but am not permitted to share those feelings with you lest I cause a problem. I wear a mask from the moment I step into work and right up until I leave the building 8 hours later.

When you shop, you may have about 100 people in the store including employees and then, lucky for us, you leave. Your thoughtless self may not have considered that the number of people you came in direct or indirect contact was momentary, while we, the “essential workers minus the hazard pay” are in the public dealing with thousands of people a week.

YOU wearing a fucking mask helps us cope and feel a little better (stress: a little better). And if you really decide to go against the mandate of our governor, do it for the employees. We too have feelings about all this. We now know people that have had it. We got that notification text and it got real. Yet everyday, we suit up and wash hands often and sanitize between customers and serve the public. Most of those people are awesome. But please don’t confuse your sorryass maskless excuse of a human with those awesome people; no comparison.

And for you other wackadoos, “Oh, you don’t want the dirty coins? You’re afraid to touch change? Why are you out and about? And you do realize those gloves you’re wearing should be changed often because they look really filthy. No, of course you don’t want your receipt”.

So in closing, wear a mask or please stand the fuck over there away from me. I have one nerve left and you’re on it.

Thank you and have a nice day,

Signed,
Every grocery store employee everywhere

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Diets for Humans

I work in a grocery store, am certified in plant-based nutrition through e-Cornell from Dr. T. Colin Campbell, and have changed my food choices to fit my human organism’s need.  Food is a passion for me. I investigate ingredients as a hobby. I find ingredients I don’t recognize as food that have lots of consonants and very few vowels and I look them up. I am a self-proclaimed food geek.

Not only do I see a lot of food, like hundreds of thousands of dollars of food every single day, I also see the marketing behind it, the fads certain diets create, the evolution of food items and most importantly,  I see who is buying that food.  Working where I do has afforded me a great deal of visual data. So many consumers are buying in accordance with these fads and marketing but are not really aware of the impact it makes on their health or our planet.

First a quick analogy:  When one is purchasing a pet, the first thing is get everything  to make said pet flourish, right? I know when I got my little Martha, I made sure she had a bed, toys, a good veterinarian, and of course, food–avoiding all the junk ingredients that might not be good for a 5 pound Chihuahua. And so we should be following suit for our human selves–well, except for the good veterinarian part.

But there are so many “diets” to sift through that the task of finding out what we should eat and what we actually eat differs greatly. Rethink diet. Diet is what we eat daily, not some limited time frame and limited food choices to lose weight.  We need to learn about what our organism’s dietary needs are and follow that.  Our diet should not be difficult to adhere to nor should it be difficult to maintain. Again, the dog example. Do you constantly change-up your pooch’s diet or impulse buy Rover something completely devoid of nutrients knowing it will cause digestive issues? Hopefully not. So why do we do that to ourselves.

First, let me say that all these various diets can be modified to include crappy food. It’s apparently something we people are good at doing to any diet which is deceiving ourselves back to old habits under the guise of making better choices that eventually are so far off track that we’re back to eating lots of processed items like most of Americans.

Baked chips instead of fried chips, protein bars instead of cookies, diet drinks instead of sodas are all bad ideas for eating healthy. Baked chips are still chips–no fiber, lots of salt, acrylamides (browning starchy foods has carcinogenic results. I know! I’m not happy either), all of which are processed foods.  Protein bars can be a meal replacement but are hardly filling. That means that eating them will put another 200+ calories into your system and you will not be sated in the least. Most protein bars, while offering protein–a nutrient we are never deficient in here in the states, usually contain sugars and isolates of various proteins which are some of the most processed foods you will eat.  And diet drinks? Sure, maybe you avoided the calories, but what chemicals are you putting into your one and only body? Even plain sparkling sodas are more on the acidic scale than alkaline, if you’re into that realm of concern.

Let’s take the Paleo diet, because I think that’s one of the dumbest (yes, I said dumbest). This is basically a revamped version of Aitken’s, by the way.  Why is it dumb? Because humans have created a line of paleo products that paleo peeps never ate 32,000 years ago, like paleo tortillas! You want to be paleo? Eat completely unprocessed foods because I can say without a doubt, that is what they ate. Go outside, look around, and feast. Animal protein was included but I’m sure not daily as that would be quite an energy expense running after animals all day. And how much animal products could one process in a day? As in ingest as well as butcher! Gross.

In grocery store land, I see people cart their groceries to check out and in one purchase get: chicken, steak, jerky, eggs, cheese, some fruits, some veggies, paleo muffins, paleo bread, paleo cookies, paleo pizza, paleo cereal! STOP THAT IS CRAZY!!!  And the cost to one’s health and pocketbook are high. Lots of sat fats in this diet which is something we should limit to no more than about 140 calories out of a 2000 calorie a day diet (and this is according to the American Heart Association that uses sponsorships from the meat and dairy industries. Watch “What the Health” if you want to know who or what subverts our best intentions with food http://www.whatthehealth.com).

Gluten-free diets are another money pit. Want gluten-free? Live in the produce department. All gluten-free baked goods are more highly processed than its wheat or grain counterparts. Meaning, that gluten-free piece of cake probably has almost twice the amount of calories than a typical gluten-laden cake. I have asked customers why they are eating gluten-free and they respond with “gluten is not good for you”. Really? Gluten is a protein from grains that SOME people can’t digest making it not good for THEM. Again, this is from processed foods anyway–something we should limit.

Then there is all the advertising we must wade through about milk doing good things to your body (not specifically outlining those good things)  or meat, being what is for dinner (that’s it? Meat?). Do we enjoy being used for others’ gain as in that of the dairy and meat industries? Do we research what our human bodies need or do we take the word of advertisements? Or just get what’s on sale? Is that dollar menu so enticing that we cannot control our primal urges to indulge until we bulge? Do we believe one fast-food restaurant is better than another because they close on Sundays? What should we eat? How should we eat?

First, our bodies need minerals, vitamins, proteins, fats, fiber, and water. We get all of these items from veggies, grains, legumes, fruits, nuts and seeds. Period. If you never ate another dead animal or their derived products, you would still get enough protein to keep you from experiencing kwashiorkor (the word for protein deficiency you probably have never heard because we fortunately don’t experience this deficiency in our society. We do however have deficiencies in minerals and vitamins!  Just eat food that is as close to nature as it is possible. And eat until you feel full. No formulas. No point systems. So when you see that box with an ingredient list, and it is indeed a list, put that box back on the shelf and wander on over to the produce department if your quest is truly to eat as healthy as possible.

Going out to eat should be no different. All restaurants have to show you what they put in your food. Do you really want to eat mold inhibitors? MSG? Anti-foaming agents? Do you want meats that were raised inhumanely so you can enjoy all that fear that consumed that animal before you consume it? Do you want artificial colors and other non-food ingredients? Do you want to heal your body? Or terrorize it, make it work harder and make pooping an unsatisfying and broken-hearted non-event?

Don’t get bogged down into particulars worrying about consuming too much spinach or broccoli. I don’t think your worry is necessary here. I mean, a pound of broccoli is A LOT! So don’t eat a pound of broccoli–throw in some other veggies, like carrots, sprouts, romaine, enjoy a potato. Chew your food completely to allow maximum digestion. Eat a rainbow of lightly cooked and raw veggies daily, about 2 pounds according to Nutritarian guru, Dr. Joel Fuhrman author of Eat To Live. Eat a wide variety of grains, beans, seeds, fruits. If you enjoy meats, reduce your intake (just in terms of sustainability, we should cut back for the sake of the planet). Get your fats from whole plant sources like avocados, nuts and seeds because there are other important nutrients and fiber necessary than just taking in a tablespoon of pure fat of coconut or olive oils. Protein is in everything so if you eat enough calories you will get enough protein. You may not feel as full (you’ll be full just not stuffed) as when you ate a ton of meat, but you will be fed on a nutritive level. And, you will acquire your correct weight by eating what is truly appropriate for your human self. It will just happen.

Sites that I have found helpful, informative, and support a healthy plant-based diet include: http://www.engine2diet.com; http://www.drfuhrman.com; http://www.drmcdougal.com; check out YouTube videos by Jeff Novick RD, Dr. Michael Klaper, Dr. Doug Lisle. Find excellent recipes at all these sites and others like: http://www.theppk.com or http://www.fatfreevegan.com or for some next level menu of plant-based foods, check out the Sarno Brothers at http://www.wickedhealthyfoods.com

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Everyday People

I wrote some thoughts and experiences that shaped my beliefs concerning race. The intent is just to share a bit of me and how I grew up and how I processed racism.

I was born in 1960. When I was a kid growing up in Miami the 70s (insert y’all’s eye roll here)  there were a lot of changes. The 60s seemed so mild compared to the 70s. As a 10 year old in 1970, I would listen to the adults because “kids were to be seen and not heard” so I eaves dropped. I observed a lot of my families’ discussions and interactions with one another and the world at an age where I was too embarrassed and insecure to ask too many questions.

There were the hippies or dirty hippies as the “establishment” would call them. I wanted to be them. Always smiling with flowers in their hair, I was too naive to understand they were probably tripping balls most of the time to notice how dirty they were. That was the “look”. They would wear huge bell bottoms that dragged the ground until the tears and frays and hem would follow behind them like a train on a formal gown. I wanted to like patchouli. Oh, and bare, blackened-soled feet were a must. I had the bell bottoms but I wasn’t allowed to be a hippy “with all their free love commie bullshit”.

We lived in segregated neighborhoods, as was the way it was then. I didn’t really pay attention to POC because there were so few where I grew up. Mostly I thought, when I was very young, some people just had really great tans. I mean, it was Miami! I always had tan lines. I would tan the tone of mahogany but the places my bathing suit covered could blind you in contrast. I thought everyone was like that when I was like 6. Then I saw a black person’s butt and did a double take. Like WHAT? You’re black everywhere? Mind blown.

The color of people never impressed me really, other than I always stayed as tan as I possibly could because I liked how I looked tanned. My relatives were all olive-complected Italians on my mother’s side. My dad’s side had a mix of Spanish and Cuban along with almost every super white background you can think: English, French, Irish. My bff lived across the street which was super convenient since I wasn’t allowed to go any where without my super strict family guiding the way. She was Jewish. We would share holidays. She liked my Christmas tree and I liked she got presents every day for a week during Chanukah. We are friends to this day. My neighborhood had mostly Jewish and Italian. It wasn’t white. There was definitely some ethnic diversity.

My fourth grade teacher was my first male teacher and my first black teacher: Mr. William Hart. He was one of the best teachers ever. Admittedly, I carried a healthy respect for POC because I was a little scared or perhaps, intimidated a better word. My family would use the “n” word if they were mad, otherwise they used the term colored or negro. I always associated Mr. Hart with Sidney Poitier (who I thought was so handsome, but would I wouldn’t have articulated that then. He was in a movie that made a big impression on me, more later). Mr. Hart gave me the gift of beautiful penmanship; seriously nice lettering here. Even won penmanship awards Yea. He did that.

He taught me to be punctual too. I know there’s a stereotype joke about POC and punctuality but as with every stereotype there are exceptions.

One day, well almost everyday, I arrived late to class. It wasn’t me. I swear. My mom and sis were like molasses in winter, but there were no excuses to Mr. Hart. I dumped my books into my desk and Mr. Hart pulled a desk inspection. Yes, he was an orderly, disciplined person that expected the same. My desk was not neat. I had just literally flung papers and books into my desk and was sitting at attention as expected. Teachers administered discipline back then and although it may seem out of line today, he took my desk and pushed it clean out the back door on a very windy spring day. I chased papers all over that courtyard. I was never late again. Like ever. Like it’s been 50 years since I’ve been late for anything except my period and that only happened twice, both planned events, in case you’re wondering.

He taught us a song that debuted in 1968 called Everyday People by Sly and the Family Stone: “Sometimes I’m right then I can be wrong. My own beliefs are in my song. A butcher, a banker, a drummer and then makes no difference what group I’m in. I am everyday people. . .There is a blue one who can’t accept the green one for living with the black ones trying to be a skinny one. Different strokes for different folks. . .we got to live together. I am no better and neither are you. We’re all the same whatever we do. You love me you hate me you know me and then, still can’t figure out the bag I’m in. I am everyday people. . .”

I trusted Mr. Hart (his name so appropriate for the kind man he was) and so I learned from him. We are everyday people. I really believed this and did my best to share this revelation to my family. But no, we need to stay with our own.  “A mixed couple well, that wouldn’t be right. I mean it would be their children that would suffer.” How would they suffer? “Well they wouldn’t be black or white. They wouldn’t belong to either.” Huh?

So back to Sydney Poitier. A Patch Of Blue, staring the tall, dark and handsome Sidney Poitier in the story of a very white young lady that falls in love with a very black man, but she’s blind and only knows his kindness. He teaches her how to be more independent  from her horrible loud mother and her disgusting alcoholic rageful father. Poitier and the blind lady would meet and he would show her how to use a pay phone and how many steps it took from her doorstep to reach the park.

Of course the  saddest part of this story was the unrequited love. The movie came out in 1965. They couldn’t be together. I remember feeling really sad for Sidney Poitier and the blind chick because I knew they loved each. Like their hearts were one. I felt really bad for her…what did “black” even mean to her?

To further confuse me, we had a black maid, Frances. We all loved her. At least I thought we did. I did. My sister did. Frances invited me to her house for dinner one day. I was sooo excited. I mean, what kind of food did she eat? We ate eggplant and pasta fagiole or Cuban black beans and plantains and Entennmens for dessert . I excitedly told my mother. With a very serious look on her face she said, “now, you know you can’t go over there.” But I hadn’t known— until just then. And that’s because of her skin?

So mid 70s, busing starts. There’s a school shooting. Desegregation. Racial tensions super off the charts. Vietnam war was winding down but soldiers were not being welcomed back. I learned so many horrible things in the 70s. It was the first time I understood what war was and was horrified to think people were off killing one another. It was the first time I really put together that for some reason black people were great and all, but only if we each stayed with our own kind. Then as the 70s made way for the 80s, violent rioting erupted.

My dad, a firefighter and paramedic had riot gear. The fire station was armed with rifles. I was so afraid for him. Fire burning both sides of the streets. Businesses burnt to the ground. People murdered while still in their cars stuck in traffic jams.

Arthur McDuffe, was a black salesman and former Marine who died from injuries sustained as four officers tried to arrest him after a high speed chase. Those cops were tried and acquitted for “manslaughter and evidence tampering, among other charges”. Days of rioting, fires, snipers, resulting in 350 injuries, 600 arrests and 18 deaths.

The county paid the McDuffe family a settlement of $1.1 million in a civil suit.

And now here we are 40 years later—2020. And sadly, what has changed?

You do realize, yes, you over there…YOU came into this world without any say or control in how your chromosomes came together. You didn’t pick out your eye color or your skin tone. You didn’t get to choose if you would be born with all your limbs or if you would have sight. You didn’t choose poor or wealthy families. You didn’t get to choose if you would be prone to cancer. You didn’t decide to be intelligent. Nor did you decide to have mental or physical limitations. You didn’t get to choose if you were pretty or handsome or even, as you grow older, if you get to keep your hair. You couldn’t even pick the place you were born. But you can choose to be a loving individual that respects and nurtures one another and stands up for what is right. You know why?

Because you are just everyday people too.

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GMO: The Genetically Modified Onslaught

GMO. What is it? Why should  we worry about it? Genetically Modified Organisms are plants and animals we, i.e. scientists, have altered for a number of reasons. I don’t feel that I can confidently address this with tons of research and facts and not just because research is lacking, though it is, along with lots of contradicting information.

At first, the big selling point was that GMO’s could save the world from starvation by improving crop yields or creating a new facet in foods like added proteins or growing medicines as in PHARMING vs. FARMING. Yellow or golden rice  with vitamin A was pushed pretty hard initially, although now I don’t hear much on it. Oh, how well-meaning and awesome. At least that’s how it was presented.

I think the idea is great if it works perfectly! But what if there’s a mistake—what if we fry our food supply or the insects that pollenate our food—then what. Human beings control all of this—whether we program a computer to do it or we do it ourselves, it settles out that people will be responsible. People make mistakes all the time. You know, we’re HUMAN. Like, sometimes I have trouble getting my order correct from a fast food drive through yet this same species, is tampering with our food. I know, those scientists are perhaps smarter than a drive-thru peon, but people are people and people are HUMAN.

Now, when I say GMO, I’m not talking about cultivating a hardy root ball to graft some roses or other vegetation to make a hardier plant. I’m talking about getting together two completely different species and mixing their DNA to create something that could never happen. Ever. Or mixing some drug or toxin into our food’s DNA to make it resistant to certain bugs or certain toxins like– with glyphosate in Roundup.

Is it truly possible to know the outcomes? How will this food affect me? How will it affect the ecosystem? I don’t know the answers and I’ve looked around researching to find we don’t emphatically have the answers. We need to remember, a world without food is, well, unsurvivable. I find some comfort in knowing that if we truly mess everything up and the human race disappears, the earth will finally heal.

There is so much info, both pro and con for GMOs that it is not something I feel we can “figure out” today. For every pro there seems to be a con. GMO is in almost every food you eat. Don’t take my word. . .Google away!

Allow me to shift gears with an analogy: When I was pregnant, I asked my doctor if I could still take any OTC meds. The doctor said sure, BUT, if there are ANY problems during the pregnancy or birthing, that variable, the drug that I took, could not be discounted. And so it is with GMO.

I want to list a few of the GMO issues I have questions and concerns about:

  • Terminator seeds from Monsanto. They grow and produce food but the seeds have trademarks and may not be used without consent from Monsanto. In places like India, farmers using said seeds are committing suicide in staggering numbers. In the last decade, approximately 250,000 farmers have committed suicide. Why? Is correlation causation?
  • BT ready corn: bugs eat the corn and their stomach burst killing them. Did you know that corn is in almost everything? Look at labels: corn starch, corn syrup, dextrose, dextrin, maltodextrin and so on. Is it odd that people are having so many issues with digestion, like leaky gut where nutrients find their way into our blood undigested. Coincidence?
  • Promoters. That’s something that GMO uses to turn on dormant or recessive traits in a plant. But will those promoters affect those eating that food? Will dormant, i.e. cancer cells, be turned on?
  • And what about other “allergies”? This food we are consuming today is not the same foods we ate 100 years ago. These are new features to our food that are new to our environment. Some of these newly acquired characteristics, like engineering tolerances to certain pesticides might not be what we want in our life-sustaining FOOD.
  • BT Roundup® ready corn. It’s immune to Roundup® . That’s good, right. We won’t need as much. No. Actually, the weeds and bugs are becoming resistant as with any poison. More Roundup®  can be used without harming the corn or soy because these plants have been genetically altered to be glyphosate-tolerant plants. What happens to all that poison? Some of it is being excreted in mother’s milk to their babies. Could that be influencing childhood issues like cancers and autism?
  • Yields have not significantly increased with the advent of GMO. Why are we now using GMO for zucchini/squash and other veggies?
  • Did you know that we, Americans, throw out up to 40% of our food. I’m talking sheer waste, like we apparently don’t do leftovers. If we could learn how not to waste so much food, would we really have a need to increase supply via GMO?
  • And my biggest question, if GMO is safe, why is the FDA so scared to label GMO as such? Are they afraid that informed people won’t buy those products? And if informed people don’t want those products, why are we not showing up in droves to vote against GMO and for labeling? Why, at the very least, can we not get the truth about all this? Who is in charge? The Government? Or WE the people?

I’m including this link: http://www.responsibletechnology.org/gmo-dangers/65-health-risks/2notes as it asks questions and poses concerns that I could hardly believe I was reading. But don’t be afraid to read it. Acquiring this information is going to be each of our responsibility. We can’t wait. We don’t have time. One rogue spliced gene could be our demise. Once out into the environment, we might not be able to wrangle it back.

Think about some of the mistakes we’ve made like the cane toad in Australia. This creature was not native to Australia but was deliberately introduced so it could rid Aussies of another pesky creature, the grey-backed cane beetle. Well, as it turns out, meddling with Mother Nature, however well-meaning, resulted in native creatures dying from the Cane Toads’ toxin; a new toxin to their environment–and this prolific breeding toad is still wreaking havoc as they have very few predators. This has been ongoing since 1935. Oops.

I wish I had the answers, but I don’t. Opinions from scientists, doctors, consumers, activists are all differing. But the one thing we keep asking for and not receiving is just the courtesy of being informed if a product we are consuming is GMO. We should be able to convince the government WE put in office to abide by this concern for labeling and if we can’t, let’s get some other people in office that is not affiliated in any way shape or form with Monsanto as they have a very vested interest.

It’s okay not to be a victim. It’s okay to take control one bite of food at a time. And just like you were told as a baby, don’t play with your food (or your food supply).

Love

Mangiare Cibo

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Namaste, Azodicarbonimide.

Let’s talk about azodicarbonamide. Yes, it is in yoga mats. Thank you, Food Babe, because now it is not in Subway sammies. Great, one down and how many more to go?
I have my own experience with this ingredient. A few years ago, my ex brought home some bread by a brand I don’t buy. It contained azodicarbonamide so, when I read that, I already hated it and knew, therefore, that my kids would also hate it. If an ingredient has that many syllables, it should be questioned. All the ingredients—except for that one—seemed pure and clean, wheat flour, yeast, etc. Azodicarbonamide was the last ingredient listed. Since ingredients are listed in order of weight, how much could it affect the bread?
But I always look up stuff—even before Google. Azodicarbonamide was not anything I have ever seen in a recipe and I have cooked a LOT of food—like restaurant-like. Yep. I Wiki’d that long before Food Babe spread the word—good spreading, btw. In the US, azodicarbonamide is GRAS or Generally Regarded As Safe (because “they” hate us and want to reduce the population). But, in other parts of the world like Australia, for instance, it is not authorized for use. The WHO linked this crystalline powder to “respiratory issues” and “asthma”. The European Union has banned that ingredient since August 2005. But, HERE, it’s cool, no worries, eat up.
So, back to the bread my ex bought. It set on the counter for days, then weeks and then, yes, it became a science project, stuffed in a drawer. And, at about month 5, mold finally appeared. Hallelujah! I vote with my depreciating dollar and have never purchased that product again. Now, I’m a food geek. But we all should be! How much more intimate can you get than actually ingesting, digesting, assimilating another organism! Pretty intimate, yet we just put stuff in our mouths without regard for the rest of our bodies. And we don’t research what’s in our food. Or we didn’t. But now we can.
Back to Subway, among many of your favorite chains (cough cough, like almost all of them) that sell products containing the same yoga mat ingredient. (Hey, is water also a yoga mat ingredient? Another topic like ‘who needs a ‘script when you have tap water?’) So let’s not slam the ingredient or Subway or any other group that was duped into believing this is Generally Regarded As Safe. GENERALLY regarded—that sounds vague because it is.
But there is a group that knew it was banned in various parts of the world and why that was so. Azodicarbonamide aside, I’d like to say, thank you, FDA, for not informing the public and lying by way of omission. And, thank you, creators of these chemicals that are in our food. Our food still tastes like food. But molecularly? Nutritionally?
Another of my food experiments entailed a fast-food apple hand-pie. After a FULL YEAR of it setting in my desk, open to whatever — whatever didn’t happen. No mold. No bugs, either, because those little bastards know that, nutritionally, it was sawdust. However, after that length of time, critters did make a dwelling in that hand pie so, in the end: home sweet home. Hello? It’s not real food, folks. It has mold inhibitors and aluminum and flavor enhancers and pretty colors (also avoided by those across the pond).
So we need to learn. It’s never too late. Watch Dr. Doug Lisle’s TexEx talk <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX2btaDOBK8>*. You will understand why you are so confused about what foods to eat, why you are overweight and why you are constipated. Seriously. Food is what we need to eat: the best quality food you and I can find, as that is what this organism needs to thrive. Let’s start simply—with our own bodies.
Eat unprocessed foods—recognizable foods from nature and organic if possible but always strive for GMO free (I’ll save that Bitch Fest for another day). These ingredients will be unavoidable until they are unavailable… until we refuse to support them.
Do you realize that 1 decision to avoid just ONE ingredient could result in its removal? Why bother with petitions! Simply, don’t buy those products that fail to meet YOUR approval and what YOU regard as safe. That’s a lot of power we hold—power that could be used to positively change 1 tiny ingredient at a time. And don’t be fooled by marketing—there’s nothing ‘artisan’ about azodicarbonamide.
Nancy Montuoro, author at Ordinary Vegan, wrote last year that azodicarbonamide is in over 500 different products. You know we’re all eating this crap unless we:
• Find out where it’s hiding and
• Avoid buying/eating it.
Don’t ingest ingredients that are not food. Question who is in charge of our food and why we aren’t informed and protected against such products that are potentially harmful, either in the raw state (as is azodicarbonamide) or some other chemical newly created and introduced into our environment and our food supply. We need to get some checks and balances with our food instead of the revolving door we all heard about in movies like Food Inc. and Food Matters.
We need to avoid chemicals that were not meant to be consumed as food… that are, indeed, being consumed as food. And do it as if your life depends on it. Because it does.

Love Mangiare Cibo
http://www.foodbitching.com

* Why does the great male shrike kill bugs and poke them on thorns? Why is it so hard for humans to make the right choices? Douglas Lisle shows us how the answers are related. One of psychology’s most innovative and curious minds, Lisle is the Director of Research for TrueNorth Health Center and co-author of The Pleasure Trap.

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