I have to confess I've already seen Food Inc. It's the reason my husband and I stopped buying commercial beef and chicken. We didn't stop eating it, but buy it from a former veterinarian who started raising grass fed beef some years ago. They are grass fed, raised ethically and butchered humanely. We also get our chicken locally from our Farmer's Market. We have a big freezer and do what we can to buy as little food commercially as possible.
But, you're right. The problem is so much bigger than that. It cannot begin to be solved on an individual basis. I am awestruck at the viewpoint of those who feel government regulations are to blame for our multiple woes as a nation. The "too big to fail" scenario is being played out in all sorts of arenas, and it's de-regulation that paved the way. What is failing is the strength and health of the people.....But I'm tired of feeling helpless and confused and absent of choices.
So how do we insist that our government stand up for us? How do we begin to exert some control over these issues? One of the most startling bits of information from Robin, was the fact that so many other countries refuse the gentically modified, insecticide laden food, and are actually accommodated by Kraft, Walmart, etc. What?!
So from someone who has been on the "inside" - do you have any suggestions? Clearly, money talks - as in consumerism, but the big corporations have certainly covered their backsides from all sides. I don't know - I need to think on this.......
And by the way, we may have been eating gluten for 10K years, and corn for however many - but I'd venture to say there is very little resemblance between the original forms and the current mutations. Possibly why so many, myself included, are dealing with celiac, which is an AI disorder, and other types of food allergies, especially later in life. Apparently the 1990's is when the chemical companies managed to turn the corner and abandon safe practices.
Sorry - this has turned into a bit of a rant - and it wasn't my intention. Would love to hear other's thoughts, too.