A Spoonful of Salt

A Spoonful of Salt
Please take everything you read with a grain of salt. But for this blog, please take it with a spoonful.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Where's The Beef?

If you subscribe to the notion that ignorance is bliss or you happened to eat Taco Bell for lunch, read no further! If not, read this.

You know I've always thought that if people knew where their food came from and how it was produced, they would be less likely to eat half of the junk they do. I'm not one to point a finger. I am guilty of this too. I choose to remain ignorant mostly b/c it is just too gross to think about. I would have to do a complete diet overhaul in order to have complete peace of mind.

For example, do you know what hot dogs are made of? Yeah, neither do I. I have done some research but cannot get a straight answer. But anything that is even partially consisting of "mechanically-separated" meat should make you think twice about eating it. I have graduated to the All-Beef version of the hot dog, but I lose my appetite if I stop and think about what I am eating.
Another thing to think about is all the pesticides that are put on fruits and vegetables. These are chemicals, and no matter how well you wash your food before you eat it, you are going to consume at least small amounts of it. A lot of these chemicals have been studied and are believed to cause different types of cancer. This is scary stuff.

Ever heard of MSG? No, not Madison Square Garden! Monosodium Glutamate. Remember when it was all the rage in use at Chinese buffets? It got a bad rap (and rightfully so!), so a lot of food makers stopped using it or lessened the amounts of MSG that put into foods. Well, don't be fooled. It is still in foods you probably eat everyday. Check this out.
Don't even get me started on what they are putting into fast food to keep us all addicted.
I am not trying to sway my reader (meant to be singular, not a typo) one way or the other. It is just food for thought...no MSG added :)


  1. I saw how McDonald's nuggets are made and I have not had them since the day I read the article. Ignorance is bliss, so I guess were are all blissfully eating our way to the grave early. Now, who wants Taco Bell?

  2. The problem is that Organic is so expensive and no one has time to grow their own food or make it from scratch anymore.

    Man, I would love to make my own raviolis. Can you imagine the possibilities?