If you were to go to someone's house for dinner and they offered you a glass of dye for a drink and you had a steak seasoned with some mysterious powder and mashed potatoes covered with some sort of warm gelatinous chemical in place of gravy, would you really want to eat? Personally I would lose my appetite, I just don't think I could do it as none of that sounds appetizing at all. But unbeknownst to many of you, you eat meals and have drinks like that on a daily basis. Where am I going with this you ask?
Well I'm referring to all the chemicals and additives that can be found in the every day diet of the American consumer. And trust me, it's a lot worse than the little scenario that I started this post off with.
I'm sure any of you at the moment could go into your kitchen cupboads or your refrigerator and grab something with an ingredient list that resembles a chemistry lab inventory. Even some of the simplest foods that you think you have contain a list that starts off with chemicals that many of you can't read and have no idea what it is. With me, the rule of thumb is, the longer the list and the harder the words on the list to pronounce, the more you want to stay away from it.
Many folks don't realize just how lax the rules are for what's put in our food in America. There are things that we put in our food in America that are illegal and punishable with prison time in other countries if it's found in food products.
One of those ingredients is Bromine which is/was found in Gatorade and is a flame retardent that can be found in furniture or plastic and cause behavioral issues with rodents. As a matter of fact this same chemical is illegal in India, Canada, Brazil, and several other nations. So tell me, what exactly is the FDA doing? I don't think they are looking out for us as much as they claim, and with the way Monsanto has taken over the corn industry with it's genetically modified plants, I think it's safe to say big business has gotten to the FDA as well.
Gone are the days where you knew exactly what you were getting nutritionally from what you ate. Now and days you have to do your research as many companies don't even need to label their products as containing GMO's (genetically modified organisms) in them.
The days of eating safely seem to have gone away with the rise of industrial farming. The small town farmer has and is being replaced with the corporate farms who modify their seedlings and spray their plants with all sorts of persticides and chemicals to grow larger plants and produce bigger yeilds in search of enormous profits. They round up animals like cattle, chickens, and pigs that should be roaming freely and fatten them with garbage and let them sit in their own waste, all for larger animals to slaughter and once again, more profits as a result of cheap mass production.
Now food has to be labeled as organic just so we know it's safe to eat and hasn't been altered by man in any way, shape or form. I for one miss the traditional farmer, whose yield depended on hard work, the environment, and how well they tended to the fields and rotated the crops. That type of farming was an art, a craft. And you could bet that no one who put that much effort and care into their craft would ever want to tarnish it with chemicals and were proud of what that they put into their body.
With all the diseases, disorders, and mental issues going on, no one stops to think that much of it may have to do with our diets. But I'll tell you one thing, you better start because there is scientific evidence and a correlation between the chemicals we ingest and how our bodies react physically and our minds mentally. So start paying more attention to what you're eating people, because it's more important than you know.
Not only does your health depend on it, but your psychi does as well. Just think, the next time you see that wild child out in the streets or hear about someone with mental health issues doing something outrageous you should wonder if the chemical imbalance that they have in their bodies is a result of the chemical imbalance that you ingest in your meals.