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Apparently honey isn’t safe either…

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on July 26, 2009

article:  http://www.seattlepi.com/local/394198_honey31.asp

“Don’t let the claims on honey labels dupe you”

More utter ridiculousness.  Now our honey is suspected to contain corn syrup.  Ultra processed honey isn’t even honey, and of course it comes from our good friends the Chinese, who always have their our best interests at heart.  Honey doensn’t even have to be labeled with country of origin.

Why do we import honey?  I don’t understand! 

But, one of the more disturbing thiings this article points out is this quote:

Pringles’ Honey Buttered Wheat Stix, for example, doesn’t list honey among its 30-plus ingredients.

A company representative said the snack is made in Thailand and contains artificial honey flavoring, not real honey. “We call it ‘honey butter’ because that’s what it tastes like,” she said.

Ummm, why is Pringles making our snacks in Thailand???  Away from US Health Inspectors????  HMMMMMM????  How clean do you think their facilities are?  We may never know…

Let’s not forget this simple snack has 30 ingredients!!!!  I don’t think I have ever made a recipe that had 30 ingredients, have you?  Not even curry….yikes. 

Money.  How can it be cheaper to make a snack in Thailand, then ship it to the US, and then ship it to grocery stores???  How much gasoline was wasted?  This makes me so freakin’ mad.  What the hell is wrong with us???  Are we so spoiled on cheap food, and the accompanying poor treatment of those worker bees in Thailand, that we can’t make it here ourselves, employ our people and charge a few more cents??? 

Yes, we are that spoiled. 

Shame on us. 

I am going to be looking into this “country of origin” thing.  I am now very interested in where my food is being made. 

Very interested.  How about you?

Here is the ingredient list for the wheat sticks:

INGREDIENTS: WHEAT FLOUR, PALM OIL, SUGAR, BUTTER (CREAM, SALT, LECITHIN), MARGARINE (PALM OIL, SOYBEAN OIL, CANOLA OIL, CORN OIL, GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE, CAROTENE, NATURAL FLAVORS, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES) AND SALT. CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: ISOMERIC SUGAR, YEAST, RICE STARCH, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, TRISODIUM PHOSPHATE, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, DISODIUM INOSINATE, EGG, DISODIUM GUANYLATE AND SUCRALOSE.
CONTAINS WHEAT, MILK, SOYBEAN AND EGG INGREDIENTS.

 

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Birth Control in an ear of corn? The wave of the future…

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on July 8, 2009

Well, we can thank Glenn Beck for clue-ing me in to this little tid-bit of information.  He was interviewing an author of a new book called “The Doomsday Key”.  The author talked about researching GMO foods and how he found out about a company, called Epicyte, which developed a line of GMO corn which renders males who eat it infertile.

Did you get that?  The men who ate the corn can no longer make sperm….no sperm, no babies. 

Check it out for yourselves…http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=563

A small California biotech company, Epicyte, in 2001 announced the development of genetically engineered corn which contained a spermicide which made the semen of men who ate it sterile. At the time Epicyte had a joint venture agreement to spread its technology with DuPont and Syngenta, two of the sponsors of the Svalbard Doomsday Seed Vault. Epicyte was since acquired by a North Carolina biotech company. Astonishing to learn was that Epicyte had developed its spermicidal GMO corn with research funds from the US Department of Agriculture, the same USDA which, despite worldwide opposition, continued to finance the development of Terminator technology, now held by Monsanto.

Ahhhh, our old friends Monsanto.  Did you watch the movie from the last post yet?  Wow, these guys are into everything…

The rest of the article is even scarier….read on….

In the 1990’s the UN’s World Health Organization launched a campaign to vaccinate millions of women in Nicaragua, Mexico and the Philippines between the ages of 15 and 45, allegedly against Tentanus, a sickness arising from such things as stepping on a rusty nail. The vaccine was not given to men or boys, despite the fact they are presumably equally liable to step on rusty nails as women.

Because of that curious anomaly, Comite Pro Vida de Mexico, a Roman Catholic lay organization became suspicious and had vaccine samples tested. The tests revealed that the Tetanus vaccine being spread by the WHO only to women of child-bearing age contained human Chorionic Gonadotrophin or hCG, a natural hormone which when combined with a tetanus toxoid carrier stimulated antibodies rendering a woman incapable of maintaining a pregnancy. None of the women vaccinated were told.

It later came out that the Rockefeller Foundation along with the Rockefeller’s Population Council, the World Bank (home to CGIAR), and the United States’ National Institutes of Health had been involved in a 20-year-long project begun in 1972 to develop the concealed abortion vaccine with a tetanus carrier for WHO. In addition, the Government of Norway, the host to the Svalbard Doomsday Seed Vault, donated $41 million to develop the special abortive Tetanus vaccine.

I used to wonder why some peep’s, mainly homeschoolers and the like, refused to vaccinate their children.  Some think it causes Autism, which there is a lot of evidence, to say the least, of a connection, and some think vaccines are just unecessary in a society which has virtually eradicated most of the diseases we routinely vaccinate for.  Now, I find out our own government, along with the WHO (world health organization) had developed a vaccined to make a certain sect of women unable to carry a pregnancy to term. 

Utter Ridiculousness.

I think I may have to stop eating corn.  If this has been planted out in the open, and methinks it likely has, do we really think this corn was contained to only the test fields into which it was planted?  Do I look stupid to you?  No wonder we have a crazy amount of women on fertility drugs.  If this stuff is out there, and it is currently in some farmer’s field, reproducing and infecting other strains of corn, we have no way of knowing if we are eating it or not because our fantastic former president declaired GMO’s and regular food the same and therefore they don’t need to be labled as such. 

Think about how many things we eat that have corn, corn syrup, and high fructose corn syrup in them….

Hundreds of thousands of items….everything from your ketchup to your soft drinks to your yogurt and even your applesauce (unless your like me and get unsweetened applesauce). 

More to come on corn syrup and it’s chemical cousin high-fructose corn syrup…

I betcha can’t wait!!!

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GMO’s–Genetically Modified Organisms–Frankenfood

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on June 22, 2009

Well, a good friend of mine sent me an email today about GMO’s and how they are the bane of society. 

I tend to agree with her. 

I understand the basic premise of altering our food’s genetic make-up for the better-ment of society, mainly by food becoming shelf stable for a long time…a really long time.  And because it looks fantastic…you don’t realize that tomato you are eating on your hamburger is acutally three weeks old.  It’s an atrocity.  How nutritious do you think that tomato is?  How long do you think it took to get to your local Micky D’s? 

We really have lost all touch with reality when it comes to our food.

GMO’s can currently be found in 95% of our corn supply, in our canola, soy and cotton.  All of these are marketed by a company called Monsanto, a multi-billion dollar pesticide and seed manufacturer. 

They own patents on seeds.  If they find their seed growing in your field because it blew in from another farmer’s field, or was dropped there by a passing bird, they will sue you.  Nice folks. 

Now, the powers that be, are getting ready to add wheat to the GMO list.  And then, whether you want to or not, you will be eating wheat created in a lab.  Kewl.  Really (rolls eyes).

Here is a really neat movie about our food system and how perverted it is courtesy of Monsanto and greed.  It’s long, about an hour and a half, but it’s eye opening. 

 http://www.hulu.com/watch/67878/the-future-of-food

(one of these days i will figure out how to imbed one of these video thingies)

I have watched about half of it, and it’s very disturbing, to say the least. 

I don’t know what else to say about it.  We have to change our diet, I have to change our diet.  I’m working on it. 

hmmm…i will be doing more research on this topic…it’s very interesting to me

www.alphainventions.com

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Feingold is pixen me off!!

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on September 3, 2008

I’m not all that mad that I can’t eat apples anymore, or tomatoes, or grapes, or….(the list goes on), what I am pissed about is that we have been duped for many years by the powers that be…better known as food manufacturers.  We think because something says “antioxidant” means that it is healthier for us, right?  well, my friends, not!  Preservatives are considered antioxidants…nice, huh, because the food doesn’t oxidize..sneaky sneaky.  Also, no preservatives added only means they didn’t add any in.  So what?  That means the ingredients used can have preservatives but they don’t have to be listed in the label.  WOW, so…have you had your serving of BHT today?  Sad thing is, I have gone thru two pregnancies eating this crap!  ugh.   Ignorance is bliss. 

So, what does this mean for us as a family?  Well, it means I am gonna be cooking my *ss off from now on.  It means, likely, healthier meals…it also means more fiber cause we can’t afford all those cheap crakers and snacks anymore…organics are pricey.  I don’t mind paying for organic veggies and fruit, but I refuse to pay $4 for a box of crakers that my kiddo won’t like cause they don’t look like goldfish.  One of the things we can eat?  Fritos!  and he loves them…and so do I, yummy, although no tomatoes, so no more frito pies…at least for awhile (salycilate sensitivity)…I am missing ketchup…it is like it’s own food group in this house…newt seems to have forgotten about it for the most part. 

 Keeping to the guidelines this week has not happened because of newt’s fever and I am happy to report we have been giving him orange colored, bubblegum flavored ibuprofen and tylenol….so much for no artifical stuff!  HAAA.  oh well, watcha gonna do?  Start again next week when his fever subsides. 

Scratch cooking for this week?

bananna pancakes

chicken soup (including stock, no boullion for us)

white sandwich bread (which hubby said is the BEST he has ever had, or something like that…i was in white carb heaven at the time and was not paying that close of attention)

spreadable butter (this is sooo easy, just soften a stick of butter and blend it with 1/2 cup of canola oil, and voila, spreadable butter that tastes incredible…as long as you don’t buy your butter from Sam’s Club…they don’t make tasty butter)

next….black bean chowder and  cream soups (like cream of celery) 

off i go to the kitchen (not to cook, to finish of some of my cheesecake from the factory!!  yum!!)

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america’s cheapest family?

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on August 22, 2008

read this “fascinating” story…
So…they reel you in with promises of tips to reduce your grocery bill. What a joke! these “tips” have been running around for years. leave the kids at home? boy, what a great tip! shop when your not hungry? gee, i’ve not heard that one before! it just goes to show you that the news is really clueless when it comes to providing a great story with real tips for real families.  
If this lady were truly frugal, she would have a garden, make her own stock, freeze her own soups and casseroles, etc.  They are using coupons, and saving lots o’money, but as I am looking more and more at my Feingold stuff, we don’t want to buy that carp anymore, much less eat it.  I dunno, it just really irks me that they are showcasing this family again.  If you ever really do want to be frugal, just pick up a copy of “The Tightwad Gazzette” by Amy Dacyczyn.  Now there is someone who could pinch a penny and out pops a nickle.   Frugallity is not to be taken lightly…it is a lifestyle, one that I am not great at.  I am working on it, though….
Want frugality, check some of the thousands of blogs out there.  We have some really frugal mommas who can run circles around that family. 

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grocery deals

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on June 30, 2008

at kroger they had cascadian farms organic clifford crunch cereal marked down to 1.50 each…i bought 3 boxes (should’ve bought all they had)…i am going back tomorrow to redeem my internet coupons (they will refund your money, just take back receipt) and get three boxes of cereal for 1.50 total!!! (cereal has 100 cals and 5 g fiber per cup, so it’s good stuff!) i also bought 2 dozen cage free eggs for 1.25 each…with soon to be redeemed q’s (q’s were on the back of the marked down cereal; cereal that doesn’t expire until dec 08)…eggs will be 25 cents each!! and, found a q for muir glen canned tomatoes…1$ off each…bought 2 cans organic toms for 39 cents ea! wowow!!! i forgot how much i love coupons…now, gotta get organized with q’s and sales and such…it’s a good thing i don’t work anymore…i don’t think i have enough brains left after two boys to hold a steady job AND bargain shop!!!! just joking…i think….

at the 99cent only store found bertoli pasta dinner for 99 cents a bag, bought 3, enough ginger to last me a year for .99, yoplait yogurt 3/99 (they are 54 ea at wally world). i plan on calling them to see if they take q’s…if they do, watch out!!

my cheap meal of the week? bertolli pasta dinner (fancy pasta with brocolli and garlic sauce) added in my own cooked chicken (split chik breasts .99 lb, used about a dollars worth) homemade whole wheat bread sticks (cheap…flour yeast water, you know the drill) and water. i guess this meal cost us about 3$ for all three. the rest of the chicken went into chicken noodle soup (scratch) and rolls (scratch) and i have more leftover chicken…don’t know what to do with that…probably a casserole with rice. another cheap meal!!

total so far for groceries for july…. (will update as i buy more)

kroger…20.98 (will get back 3$)
heb……..23.41
99 cent store….11.70
kroger….3.28 (will get back $2 on this trip)

total: 54.37

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