When you go to a store to buy food, how much of what you purchase is from around the edges of the store, the fresh produce, meats and dairies, more locally sourced and stocked shelves... and what goes into your cart from the rows and rows of big name, big agriculture, big production line food processing and packaging conglomerates?
And, how do we know food is .. real? Like, it has naturally occurring nutrients in it.. vitamins and minerals that have evolved regionally to combine with cellular materials grown from the soil, from the earth elements that our humanimal bodies are made from and require a steady diet of in order for our physical, life-sustaining systems to function well.
|Kraft Singles, a pre-sliced processed cheese product, |
earned a nutritional seal from the
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
The seal prompted outrage from nutritionists.
Here's something to NOT rely on.. labels, seals, endorsements, certifications... we simply cannot know what criteria these labeling decisions are based on, and oftentimes they are unfortunately based on a company contributing .. money .. to an organization's program.
And, what the heck is "Snackification"? Can we call in that it be yummy fruits and vegetables in season, local nuts and seeds, greens and herbs from your garden, instead of pre-packaged processed food wrapped up in single-serve plastic then boxed up in a tree that was cut down so this 'snack' could be shipped in a cargo container on a vessel using fossel fuels extracted from the earth, thus destroying the place where the actual REAL FOOD could have been grown?
I took some time at a 7-eleven store, which is found in virtually every grid of every neighborhood in the country, to look for a food that did NOT have added sugar in it. FAIL. Incredibly, the ONLY food that did not have high fructose corn syrup listed on the label.. was the apples and bananas!