The most recent thing on the agenda? Well, haven’t you heard? Pizza is now a vegetable! No, but seriously.
The implications of this are vast, but I think probably the most disturbing part is how easily manipulated us consumers are. Its all about marketing, cheap raw materials, maximizing profit…the words “health” and “long life” have no place when you’re talking about mass produced frozen lunches and corporations not losing out on a meaningful gross margin.
The worst part yet is how adamantly we’re defending our goddamn french fries, chicken nuggets and other assorted lunchtime goodies. Seriously? We’ve been so brainwashed and so deluded that we can’t even bear to part with it all – we NEED it, lets just call it a vegetable!
We feed our kids crap. Most adults would agree – the “pizza” in the cafeteria isn’t fresh. It’s full of preservatives and weird chemicals and things I can’t pronounce. I’m sure those kids will grow up and some of them will learn to make healthy choices but how come we aren’t GIVING THEM THE OPTION NOW?
Gah. Signing off – time to go eat a banana and a spoon of peanut butter – yes thats right, its delicious. And its tasty. And its not going to kill me in 60 years.