50 other countries REQUIRE GMO labeling!
I align myself politically with Bill Maher. People who know me, already know this about me (sorry if this offends you the reader). After every episode, Bill Maher likes to end his show with “New Rules”. Well, this particular rant from Real Time with Bill Maher Episode 273 New Rules really resonated with me because I believe he is right, most people do not want to know where their food comes from.
“The food supply is not what it appears to be.” ~ Bill Maher
This video is a good laugh, if you have a taste [no pun] for Bill Maher.
BTW, I shared this You Tube clip with two of my vegan co-workers Thomas and Greg. Thomas responded back with a very good point. He said,
I think it’s silly how everyone gets so worked up about horsemeat. Fundamentally, how is it any different than eating cows? Same with dogs and cats. How are they any different than pigs?
Thomas went on to say,
And the real story about Chilean Sea Bass is even more interesting than his joke. It’s originally called “Patagonian Toothfish,” a grotesque looking fish caught through the incredibly destructive method of “trawling” which basically tears up the ocean floor and brings up tons of crap all at once so they can pick out the Toothfish and throw everything else overboard. It’s called “Chilean Sea Bass” specifically to make it appealing to Americans who have bought into this hook, line, and sinker (no pun intended.) Even if you’re not vegetarian and love to eat fish, you should avoid this one, it is easily one of the least ethical choices on any menu. (Notice all the “bycatch” in the photo.)
If you watched the Bill Maher video clip you now know that most of the flesh you enjoy eating isn’t what it appears to be. So Let me ask you, how does that make you feel? Do you still think Big Aggra has your best interests at heart? Do you still think vegans, especially those who fight for the rights of animals (land and sea) are still “terrorists” as Big Aggra likes to refer to us, [ahem] well those of us who choose to expose the dark underbelly of the factory farm industry.
People who speak out in favor OF GMO labeling aren’t doing so to draw attention to themselves, you know, to bask in the limelight. They speak out because they want to know what they are eating. Big Aggra won and hoodwinked most Californians into voting against Prop 37. Folks, don’t buy into their propaganda. Do your own research.
Have you ever seen the commercial for High Fructose Corn Syrup with the woman walking through a corn field basically saying that HFCS is just as safe for you as real sugar and how your “body doesn’t know the difference”? Bull Sh*t! Do your research and you’ll find that the opposite is true.
Here is an excerpt from this source, but like I said, do your own research:
HFCS and cane sugar are NOT biochemically identical or processed the same way by the body. High fructose corn syrup is an industrial food product and far from “natural” or a naturally occurring substance. It is extracted from corn stalks through a process so secret that Archer Daniels Midland and Carghill would not allow the investigative journalist, Michael Pollan to observe it for his book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma. The sugars are extracted through a chemical enzymatic process resulting in a chemically and biologically novel compound called HFCS.Some basic biochemistry will help you understand this. Regular cane sugar (sucrose) is made of two-sugar molecules bound tightly together – glucose and fructose in equal amounts.
The enzymes in your digestive tract must break down the sucrose into glucose and fructose, which are then absorbed into the body.HFCS also consists of glucose and fructose, not in a 50-50 ratio, but a 55-45 fructose to glucose ratio in an unbound form.Fructose is sweeter than glucose. And HFCS is cheaper than sugar because of the government farm bill corn subsidies
BTW, my Italian father calls soda, “Bone dust.”
Have you noticed that the commercials touting that Milk helps you lose weight are no longer airing on TV? That’s because it was discovered that there was no scientific data to backup that claim. If you don’t believe me, watch Got the Facts On Milk or read this.
Have you noticed how many food commercials there are on TV and for every food commercial there is a prescription drug commercial to alleviate the symptoms of a poor diet? Yesterday, Azz and I were fixing my wireless network and had the TV on for background noise (I only have basic cable) and I could no longer count how many commercials I heard for: KFC, McDonald’s, Burger King, Sonic, Taco Bell, Lays Chips, and Chex to name a few. Nor could I keep track of the number of Rx drug commercials, which leads me to my next point.
Have you noticed that there are almost no commercials for vegetables? When was the last time you saw a commercial touting the benefits of eating a plant-based diet?
Make no mistake folks, for those of you who scoff at us Vegans, know this: Big Aggra and the Pharmaceutical companies want you fat and sick. Or as Joe Cross says, “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead”