Food today is not "food" for the most part, but food like substances. Don't believe me? Go to your nearest super market, go up and down the aisles, and try to find a "food" without corn or soy products in them. It is an approximation made, but it is said that over 90% of our foods today include one or the other. I am adamant on believing that I becamse intolerant to corn products because of their use in foods today. Our bodies get fed corn so much (even in most meats - your animals are eating it too!), and mine decided it couldn't digest it anymore. It was corn overloaded.
Here's why CORN is used as a filler these days: it's cheap. Not much money is spent on growing corn, and corn is able to "fill" foods and "fill" animals quicker and more efficient. The mass production of foods are a sure fire way to make a couple of people a heck of a lot of money.
I believe in eating non-GMO products. Why, you ask? Because something in my gut (no pun intended) tells me my food should not come from a test tube. When I go to eat food, I want it fresh - I want to know where it came from. I think about what I put into my body before it's ingested. I can assure you if many people did, these food products might not thrive as much as right now.
Why should science and technology be involved in my food?
However, that is not always the case. "It costs so much money to eat healthy!" You're right - it does. I make that sacrifice for myself. Some people can't though. When a family of four only has 5 dollars a day to eat and is scraping to get by, it is hard to see how they would ever be able to "make it" on fresh produce and organic meats. How sick is it that our food system is so skewed that people have to choose between healthy (the obvious) choices and chemically "enhanced" food products? "We are hitting the bull's eye on the wrong target." - Food Inc.
They say obesity and socioeconomic status are correlated - can you see why?
- everyone has the opportunity to educate themselves about food choices
- the FDA can come clean about their practices
- healthy food becomes accessible to all who are struggling to scrape by
- this post will reach and touch just one person to think about their food as a whole
I apologize if this was too heavy for you, offended you, or your views are different than mine. I also believe we all (including me) have those days where we cannot always eat the way we want to. I believe in a healthy balance - a diet which will energize and sustain me.