My previous post co-incidentally coincided with yet further revelations that the food we take for granted is not always what it appears. At the end of the post, I hinted at the monopoly that is the global credit industry. But that pales into insignificance when it comes to the huge corporations that produce (and that is the word) our food. Have a read of this from The Guardian, including the comments below, and then return here.
As you read this, growth driven companies like Monsanto and Nestlé are about to do all they can to get the Chinese and other to date, healthy cultures, hooked on the processed garbage that is in part responsible for the huge increase in diabetes in the West, and of course, interference in the way farmers farm. Yes, using GM foods to bypass pesticides is the lesser of two evils, but the issue is that much of what we produce is not even necessary for humans to live, and a tad worse for us than horse meat, that is in fact healthier than beef. Most of the corn is used to produce corn syrup and other high carb glycemic ‘foodstuffs’ that have been the bastion of the awful American diet for the last half century. Hence their weight problems, and later in life, various related ailments that are costing the country a fortune, making it one of the unhealthiest nations on Earth. Their reliance on popping pills for every mental and physical ailment is a sure indicator of so many problems, it is impossible to know where to start. The structure of society has a lot to do with the former.
The solution to all these issues is simple, don’t live a lifestyle that profits these companies or the ‘values’ they attempt to pursue through political manipulation. On the financial side, as I learned yesterday, this is difficult. There is no alternative to paying for online services and products using anything other than a credit or debit card, owned by the oligopoly that is the two major brands. Diet wise, the vegetarians and ‘cave man’ diet fans (this blogger included for the latter) have been right all along. Buy your meat, fruit and veg locally, ensuring you know where it came from (unless your supermarket can prove where it sources its produce – Waitrose do this), and of course, for your good health and longevity, stick to unprocessed foods, such as nuts, rye bread, open seas caught fish etc. Eating less for increased mental clarity is quite enlightening, something I experimented with in California to great success. #thezone
Fight back club: As above! Don’t forget, if we don’t act now, we cannot complain when in a decade or so, if not sooner, this whole planet is one automated dystopian hell that differs little from that foreseen in several visionary science fiction movies.
*Thanks to Daniel Lewis for introducing me to the word that is the title of this post.