A monumental shift in consciousness is happening with regard to what we eat. I can see it happening when I walk into my grocery store and the organic non-GMO items are all picked over and the “garbage” is still stocked. I can tell that change is happening when my friends email me questions about what to eat if they want to stay away from GMOs and processed foods. I can tell change is happening because of all the blogs and Facebook posts about the sad condition of our food supply.
People are disgusted by the big food and big agriculture companies. How dare they sicken and poison us the way they have been for years? We are taking back control and they are scared. How do I know they are scared? “According to informed sources in Washington, DC, representatives of Wal-Mart, General Mills, Pepsi-Frito Lay, Mars, Coca-Cola and others are meeting with the FDA this week (I originally posted this several months ago, so this is way in the past now).”
Read the full article on the Organic Consumers website. Here’s a hint, not all change is good. This meeting was probably a bait and switch situation so the giant food corporations and the giant agriculture companies could propose the inevitable GMO labeling legislature with maximum benefit for them and as little information for the consumer as possible. They feel the push-back and know the issue can’t be avoided any longer, so watch out. They are not concerned in the least for your health.
My husband is even starting to come around. The other day we went to the grocery store. Not only did he not complain that everything I was buying was organic, almost everything he threw in the cart was organic (minus his frozen pizza made from carcinogens, gluten, hormones and death). Then we got to the syrup. I reached for a small bottle of organic 100% pure maple syrup. He reached for a $2.99 giant bottle and wanted to know the difference. I said that mine contained one ingredient, organic 100% pure maple syrup. He quipped that his said it was all natural and didn’t contain high fructose corn syrup.
I said, “Great, read the ingredients to me.”
He read, “Corn syrup, water, cellulose gum, caramel color, salt, sodium benzoate and scorbic acid (preservatives), artificial and natural flavors, sodium hexametaphosphate.”
My husband looked at me bewildered and said, “It said all natural, how can they say that?”
Geez, he’s like a babe in the woods that one. I told him that they could sell him a can of paint to eat and say it was all natural. He looked genuinely hurt like he found out that he’d been defending the class bully.
The tides they are a turning… even my husband is buying organic 100% pure maple syrup at $8.99 a bottle. Watch out fake food makers. Your time is limited.