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“We want to completely replace animals as a food production technology by 2035. We are working on producing all foods that we get from animals.” ~ Pat Brown, founder and CEO of Impossible Foods (Krieger, 2017)
By Pete Kennedy
The quality and transparency of food in the conventional system are on an accelerating decline. A goal of the ruling establishment is to significantly reduce our consumption of meat and dairy products; towards that end, big food is heavily marketing cell-cultured and plant-based substitutes for real meat even though demand for the former is sparse at best. In tandem with that development are the continued use of toxic additives such as aspartame and monosodium glutamate (MSG) with intentionally deficient labeling laws that fail to inform consumers when these toxins are in food products we purchase. USDA is increasing the lack of transparency by indicating it will be eliminating label disclosure requirements for irradiated meat and poultry.
The decline in quality and transparency of our food supply, along with the pharmaceutical model of healthcare, has led to an epidemic of chronic disease that is only getting bigger.
Sally Fallon Morell, the founder and president of the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF), has tracked developments in the production and distribution of synthetic food for over 20 years. She joins the Solari audiocast to discuss what’s actually in some of the foods that industry and media market as healthy, as well as labeling deceptions regarding harmful ingredients in our food supply. Sally has frequently said she doesn’t talk about a problem without providing a solution; her remedy for the minefields in the industrial food supply is to buy as much of your food as possible from a farmer and or local artisan you know and trust.
In Let’s Go to the Movies, I recommend Soylent Green, a dystopian vision of what our food supply would be like in 2022 -– a vision that is looking more prescient with what is transpiring in our conventional food supply.
Krieger, L. M. (2017, September 13). Impossible? Fake meat moves beyond burgers. The Mercury News. Retrieved April 4, 2021 from https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/09/13/impossible-foods-moves-from-beef-to-other-meats/
Sources for fresh food:
The Weston A. Price Foundation
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