In this "new world" that we live in, it seems everything is suspect and calls for reevaluation. I've seen some articles where people are even asking for the dismantling of the Food and Drug Administration. The link I'm posting today gives good cause for that question to be raised. There is the possibility, it's just the proverbial "tip of the iceberg". It stands to reason that if greed and corruption can influence other regulatory agencies, why would the FDA be exempt?
I also believe that this link will demonstrate, once again, that it's really up to the consumers to do their own research to route out the truth, as best as possible. If we simply rely on the media or one source of information, we are probably going to end up with only a slanted side of the story that has a spin on it to protect whomever is giving the biased information. If a food controversy is followed over time, as well, the more factual story will eventually emerge. So, I'll use this opportunity to once again encourage you all to investigate, develop your own personal food choices and get proactive by contacting your representatives and any other entities where you can voice your own concerns because every voice counts! Remember: Food IS Political !!
Wow!!! I looked through my postings here at Food For Thought and I'm embarassed. Keeping a blog current takes a real commitment and I've just been going in toooooo many directions. Sorry that I've not posted recently. Hopefully, I'll get back on track soon. I've got pics to post and it seems there is so much going on in the 'food world' that it makes food shows look tiny!
Roland and I visited France in May and while visiting family, we also investigated new restaurants and checked out various locations for our 'field trips' where we go to visit markets and chateaus on our culinary tour, A Taste of Le Berry. We were hoping to put something together for October and now it looks like we will be postponing our next tour. We've had several people say they were interested and if you have any questions regarding our tour package, please contact us through our contact page here on the site or firstname.lastname@example.org .
I hope you all have had an opportunity to get involved in food production in one way or another. It seems everywhere I look, more and more people are getting involved in local gardening, markets, cooking programs and community pantries. Ironically, the government is quickly changing food laws that will eventually impact us all and it seems they are doing so without bringing those laws into the public forum. So, I encourage each and every one of you to take a moment and use your browser bar or your favorite search engine to seek out at least one article a week related to "food laws". Give us some feedback as to what you find and 'your take' on what you think about that information. Let's help each other to learn!
I came across a blog that I find very informative and is a good example of a person who has looked into the subject of food/nutrition/production. I hope you find it interesting, as well.
When Roland and I met, I was one of those people who opened the box or can and warmed up the family meal. After our marriage in 2005, I truely began to appreciate what food is really about, not only that it can taste very good, and be nutritious, but that it can be a celebration of who you are and the people that you share it with.