Monday, May 25, 2009

What doesn't kill you, will only make you sicker.

Whether you are ready to admit it or not, you need to know that you are part of a medical experiment. There is no need to determine if this experiment is intentional or not, you simply need to know that it is happening... every day.

Let's take a look at an example: Let's say you join your friends for a day at the local ski resort. Rather than packing a lunch, you choose to eat at the ski lodge. In general, this amounts to 2 options: the restaurant, or the cafe/cafeteria. The former offers the expected fare: salads, specials, meat dishes, pasta, baked potatoes, etc. While the latter offers the obligatory burgers, pizza, chili fries, corn dogs, candy bars, etc.

For the sake of this post, we will ignore the "hidden" foods: hydrogenated oils, MSG, aluminum, artificial flavors/colors. We will simply address the choices offered to you, or lack thereof.

How do you think these establishments decided on the food choices they offer? Public demand? Somehow I find that very unlikely? More likely it depends on what is most available from the wholesale distributors: wheat products, nuts, nightshades, etc. Then how do the distributors decide on what they will offer? By what is most readily available from producers? Farmers? And what goes into the decision making process of the farmers and growers? Government incentive? Pricing models?

Now, I am not crying 'CONSPIRACY!'. I am just hoping that you will stop and think about what decisions are behind the food that this country eats. What if everyone stopped buying the food offered at these establishments? What if the public used their dollars to bargain for better choices?

Think about this next time you are deciding where to eat dinner...

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