Thursday, September 26, 2013
The purpose of this blog is primarily to provide a link (below) to an important article that I did not write. I am posting because of the folks who showed an interest in my previous blog about learning to read barcodes to discover where the food we choose to buy is being produced. I think that my more curious readers will find the information below and beyond enlightening and of interest as well.
In case you haven't noticed, working class USA (that means any and everyone who has to work for a living) is virtually a hostage to the health care industries. People choose and dare not loose jobs - even when they involve life-threatening levels of stress - simply because they and their families absolutely need the health benefits .
But hey! - many of foods Americans eat (particularly those foods that are readily available, affordable, and touted as being "healthy" while not requiring extensive preparation) are making us and our children very sick - often seriously ill. I am not talking about junk food here. I am talking about foods that contain ingredients that have been proven to be unsafe - to the extent that other countries have banned the sale foods containing these ingredients because of the health risk to their citizenry. Insult is added to injury because everyone on the big bucks side of these low blows is aware of the risks except "We the people..." who are at risk.
This is unacceptable. Education is the first step to us saving ourselves - and then we must bring this premeditated, unacceptable wrong to the attention of the people we hire and elect to protect us. Have a read - the article is to the point and not all that long.
the 2013---- DIRTY DOZEN------ (produce that retains toxic residues from pesticides) PLUS**** THE CLEAN 15**** do not need to be raised organically to be safe to eat