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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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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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