Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

“Hatched” in the dark

April 28, 2012

“Agriculture as we know it is in danger from outside influences and outside fears”

                                                                                             Missouri State Senator

What is the honorable senator fear mongering about? He’s advocating, on behalf of the poultry industry, that : What goes on inside chicken farms, stays inside chicken farms.

You see, some whistleblowers have been videotaping  the cruel and inhumane conditions under which animals are living and the unsafe practices in these farms that lead up to your steak dinner and your scrambled eggs!

The chickens were “not hatching in the dark” anymore,  the industry got furious. And so they put their paid representatives (a.k.a congressmen, senators, governors, etc… ) to work. Fear mongering and petulant lying ensued.

So a bill got hatched in the dark!  Dubbed  the  “ag gag”, a bill  was drafted by the poultry industry and signed at the dotted line by the Houses in  Missouri and Iowa. Most states will probably follow suit.

The bill promises severe punishment for anybody who tapes what is going on inside these  farms.

The regular outbreaks of Seminole, e-coli, and other food born illnesses are of no concern to the greedy industry and its  oily, politicians lackeys.

Before devouring that juicy steak though, which is probably laced with not-so-healthy toxins, or feed your kid that pink-slimed hotdog, mull mover this question: Why does the industry want to operate in the dark?


Chicken soup for depression!

April 5, 2012

Ever wonder why eating chicken is “laced” with so much magic?

Chicken soup for the soul, chicken soup for the mind, and chicken soup for just about anything.

Eating chicken breast is credited for reducing stress, as well.

Of course,  the “promoters” cite the rich vitamins and amino acid nutrients in chicken. Sometimes they even claim that eating chicken just works! And your grandma was right after all.

Sorry, but let me rain on your parade. A team of scientists from Johns Hopkins University and Arizona State University  listed, after testing the content of the chicken you eat, some  “calming”  ingredients:

Benadryl, Tylenol, arsenic, antibiotics, and yes,  the active ingredients in Prozac!

So yes, by all means! Fill out your bottle with  chicken nuggets and munch on some when you’re stressed, got a headache, or got the blues.


The FDA for dummies

April 3, 2012

The FDA on BPA:

“The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it was denying a petition to ban BPA from all food and drink containers, saying the science does not show an immediate cause for such action.”

Good! So BPA is safe then. Well not so fast:

“However, the federal agency cautioned that this ruling does not declare bisphenol A, or BPA, as safe.”

So in essence the FDA is saying: We are not going to ban BPA from the market place because we don’t know whether it is safe or not!

Hmmm, and why can’t they agree with most independent scientists on the subject, you may wonder?

” three-year investigation by the Journal Sentinel found that government regulators gave preferential treatment to scientists paid by the chemical industry.”

Aha, a  eureka moment!

One thing they can ban though. Next time the FDA meets, it should ban the sentence “…responsible for protecting the public health…” from its mission statement.