The real evils:
The Grocery Manufacturers Association GMA (Canadian equivalent Food and Consumer Products of Canada FCPC)
Big bullying, lobbying, marketing group consisting of all the makers of the cheap grain, sugar and chemical based processed foods that fill the supermarkets: Kraft, General Mills, Kellogs, Nestle, Conagra. The makers of the food that is making us all sick. They come up with the gimmicks and marketing terms to fool you into thinking their products are wholesome and natural. They lobby the government to keep grains, meat and dairy the base of the food pyramid and over half the new nutrition plate. They fund fights like those to prevent GMO labeling and ketchup a vegetable in school lunches. They file the lawsuits against the states trying to improve labeling and food content.
Many 'healthfood' and big name 'organic' brands are owned by these companies. Don't be fooled into paying more money for bad food. Big organic isn't the same as what's produced by small local farmers & gardeners.
As a related example of the dangers of big food: Remember the Mexican swine flu epidemic that started at a Mexican pig farm? Well it wasn't a Mexican pig farm. It was an American corporation owned CAFO factory farm in Mexico where they could get a way with even worse practices than they use in the United States. and pay workers lower wages, of course..
Farmland and Fed Up: Two Documentaries, Two Reactions From Big Food
Edited by alternativista, 11 August 2014 - 10:19 AM.