Have you ever seen a beauty pageant contestant asked the question, " If you could have any wish what would it be?' (Paraphrased) The answer most likely will have something to do with world peace. We'd all like to see the world's peoples get along, but as things stand at this moment it appears we have a while to wait.
If I were asked that question my response would be I'd love to see good healthy foods on every table in the world. I'm not talking about a huge bounty of food. I'm talking about good food. The word organic is a buzz word in this country, but that's exactly what I would like to see -if I had my way.
The American population is so tired of 'enhanced' foods that even an East Coast chain now offers a burger with no hormones or antibiotics. Of course we don't know the country of origin. Our food in this country has been desecrated and most of us are in the know. The only thing is prices can be so overwhelming that young families can not always afford the prices demanded for pure organic foods. Therein lies my heart.
I'm saddened when people can't afford food. I'm a proponent for the food stamp program only because no one should go to bed with an empty stomach. The numbers say we are an obese nation. The numbers don't give a glimpse into the reason why. We do over eat, but it's because we are often hungry because our food has been boxed and chemicalized. (Is that a word?) If you can pronounced the ingredients on the food package label it simply means you have a master's in chemistry. We are becoming an unhealthy nation. I'm so glad people are starting to buck the agri - system. In any way they can.
One of the benefits of being broke when the kids were small was that I couldn't give in to requests for food items that were not basic. If we had a cake on the table it was made at home. Potatoes were bought in bulk and milk was always available, but no fruit roll ups or individually packaged
oatmeal with swirls in it were on the list. Our kids were taught to eat well.
I will say here that I'm no food Nazi. I've been known to finish off a box of cheap chocolate covered cherries in two days. Or enjoy a Hostess snowball with a glass of milk and insist it's a breakfast of high protein content. Not often, but I get it. Sometimes we just have to buck the system.
This post has nothing to do with political views. It is nothing more than the cries from the heart of a mother who wishes nothing but the best for the world's children.
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