Saturday, October 1, 2011

If You Eat Their Food, It Will Kill You!

Apparently, Big Ag is unhappy with the way it's being portrayed in the media. It seems that the Egg Board, the National Milk Producers Federation, and the National Pork Board have started a new public relations campaign, called the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, to convince Americans that their nasty, animal and planet-killing food is safe to eat.

Don't believe a word they say. All you have to do is watch 15 minutes of the fabulous film, Food Inc., to know that these gross bastards couldn't give a rat's ass about food safety, animal welfare, or the future of the planet. All they care about is their fat, filthy profits and will do anything to maximize them. If children happen to die as a result of eating the crap that corporate farms and feedlots produce, so be. We wouldn't want anything to stand in the way of share-holders profits, now would we?

Watch Food Inc., read Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation or Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma. Inform yourself about what the greedy multinational corporations are doing to our food supply. And then take steps to change your own eating patterns by going vegetarian, eating local and (ideally) organic, and checking out your local farmers markets. It may cost you a bit more to eat each week, but the life of your health is certainly worth it.

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