Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Musings and update on the Omnivore's Dilemma

With the holiday and our spotty internet connection I haven't had time to update. Thanksgiving was very quite. Derrick BIL and Justin nephew come up for a long weekend. We were going to go out but decieded the need for left overs out wayed the convience of eating out. Derrick brought the 1st season of the Tudors mini series. 10 hours long,and we watch it in two days. I love that kind of stuff. I also finished the Omnivore's Dilemma over the holiday weekend. Here is my take on the book.
Farmer grow corn because they are paid by the government
This is feed corn not corn for humans
More corn is grown each year than we can use
because of this high fructose corn syrup was created and is now used in everything
it is very cheap so food mfg can give you a larger amount for the same price as before and they still make money. Pepsi is a good example of this with the bigger bottles at the same price.
High fructose corn syrup has alot to do with the weight problem of most Americans
Beef cattle are also fed corn, they are not suppose to eat corn they are suppose to eat grass
It takes a grass fed cow twice as long to fatten up as cow fed corn
which is why they feed them corn.
most slaughter houses are not clean
the products we think are "organic" are processed for the most part in same way conventional food is
people need to grown there own food.
people need to buy locally.

More thoughts later

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