Reports in the media about highly processed foods being linked to cancer are no surprise. I have been watching numerous programmes about how our food is made and I am incereasingly horrified at the amount of work that goes into even the most simple of foods.
I have been watching the BBC’s Inside the Factory. Each episode follows a product through the factory from raw ingredients to finished product; from pasta to biscuits.
Its surprising how much effort goes into the getting the perfect product.
The thing is it isn’t only chocolate bars and pop (soda). Fresh chicken and other meats are injected with chemicals and water to make them look bigger, coloured to suit our tastes. Vegetables and fruit are sprayed to keep off bugs and disease.
We have NO idea what we are really eating most of the time.
In addition to all this we are then peeing it away into the water supply. Hormones, antibiotics, chemicals. All inserted into out food supply by manufacturers increasing profit margins and trying to meet the demands for perfect food from the shops who have ld us to believe that there is no such thing as a bent carrot or mishaped apple.
In turn we the consumer have been trained to demand perfection. Neatly packaged and pure.
So I guess there is no one place to put the blame. If you want to break the mold, look out for other ways of getting good food. Growing it, buying organic, cooking from scratch.
Here is some general advice: