Back in the good old days we ate what our parents gave us. Did we think of it? No. Did we wonder about all of those chemicals, dyes and such in our food? No one gave it a second thought.
Now, I am wondering what was in the food I ate and could it turn me into something non-human by the time I reach middle-age?
Everything now is ‘natural’ and pure. Ads on T.V. say that todays foods for kids are now chemical free, anti-this free, no more that free, color free, fat-free, trans free and flavor free. But, this makes me shiver like someone just walked over my undug grave.. My generation was eating the same foods but with all the tasty chemicals, full fats and nasty colors. I should also state we all turned out fine.
Don’t kids need to eat all the bad stuff so their systems in their bodies get use to the stuff? Isn’t it like getting a flu shot in the arm. You get the shot which has some flu in it so your body gets to know it and realizes its not good for you. So next time you get the flu, your body will fight it. I believe it is the same for children’s food. We give them all the chemicals and such at a young age so by the time they are adults, their bodies are use to it.
Back in the age of non-free foods, we the public didn’t know the chemicals and such we were eating were bad for us. Hell, we couldn’t even spell the names of some of the chemicals.
So my question is: What the hell did we eat for all of those years?
What is sitting at the bottom of my colon right now and not moving? What oily junk is staring at my little organ right now and grinning at it as it swims in my blood vessels in the opposite direction? Am I woman or chemical woman? Do I have any super powers at all? I should with all of those chemicals I ate for most of my life.
What held my Mac and Cheese together? Was that real ice cream? Was all fruits and veggies sprayed? Will my fingers turn into misshapen claws before I hit sixty? Will I start to grow hair in places I don’t want any?
In some ways, I didn’t have a say in any of this because I was just a child. I ate what my mom made. There was three of us, so lunches were easy. We had only one hour to leave school, eat lunch and then run back. Dinners were plain and good. Meat, veggies, soup like most dinners- like most families.
Today is different. No longer is it acceptable to use a lot of chemicals and such in can goods or to spray our fruits and veggies. Natural and pure foods are in style and that is the way it should have been than and now. It is also great that we are starting to treat our livestock much better before they become dinner.
We have come a long way since I was a child, but, we still have a long way to go. No more pesticides that can leak into our water system. No more G.M.O. No more one company owning the food supply.
I am hearing that there are groups of people returning to the land by having local farms, little plots in the cities. I have one near me. Its a garden where there are garden plots for people who want to grow their own veggies and stuff. They grow: tomatoes, beans, carrots, onions, potatoes, pumpkins, all kinds of lettuce and so much more. I think it is amazing.
I believe the chemical age for food is still here and must be replaced with a food chain of natural foods. I think smaller inner city gardens is one key to the problem and I also believe huge profits in the food business is another big problem that keeps food away from the needy. Isn’t food a basic right for all on this Earth?
As I finish typing this, I feel like my fingers are curling and my ex-ray vision is starting to spray little atoms around my living room. Its time to take a walk or leap around town….