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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.

Bon appetite!

*Thanks to Daniel Lewis for introducing me to the word that is the title of this post.

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Written by Oflife

February 12, 2013 at 11:26 am

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  1. Completely agreed my friend. Locally-sourced, organic-when-possible, and simple foods are the best form of foods. In fact, the local-organic-simple natural idea applies to everything else within the basic needs of a human too!

    Same applies for government too… back in the day, when there were tribes and local gatherings of communities, there would be leaders, but these were approachable by anyone within that community. Even in small kingdoms, it would be possible to approach the King, or at least his closest council. Unfortunately we now live in a society when it is almost completely impossible for the average person to approach the leaders of the country (whether they are the Prime Minister, his deputy, the leader of the Lords, or the high-up Monarchy). It is just not natural.

    We need a sense of community again, at every local level and at the national level as a co-operation of local level communities. I would even say at the European and World levels too, a co-operation of national and local communities need to be established. Not with leaders, but with a sense of individual equality and a sense of belonging to the worldwide community.

    danieljohnlewis

    February 12, 2013 at 11:38 am


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