C. Norman Shealy, M.D, Ph.D.
Once upon a time, food came only from natural plants or animals. Ten thousand years ago, around the end of the last Ice Age, farming began. Then a few thousand years ago the first bastardization of food began with the extraction of sugar from sugar cane. That appears to have been the first ARTIFICIAL food. Next, about 400 years ago rice became the next artificial food when it was polished, removing most of its real nutritional value! Next came “white” flour, at least as artificial as sugar, as it not only has had all the real nutritional value taken out, it has even been BLEACHED , partially “enriched”, an oxymoron indeed, for about 200 years with a few minor additions of part of the nutrients artificially reinserted. All this began before the Frankenstein genetically modified trend!
The real Mafioso prostitution attack on food revved into high gear in the 20the century, with even further pollution of wheat, with additions of plainly artificial materials similar to the plastics used in yoga mats
And of course artificial fats began to replace natural ones with the same plastics approach of “artificial hydrogenation” into trans-fats, incapable of being metabolized and major contributors to atherosclerosis. Margarine and solid vegetable SHORTENINGS (short indeed on value and long on harm) followed. At least 99% of all commercial peanut butter is contaminated with this crap.
Monosodium Glutamate, MSG, brain-damaging and fattening agent became the “flavor enhancer” of choice. And eventually even more artificial, totally non-natural chemical poisons began to replace even sugar, with aspartame, Splenda®, etc and the unreal fats such as Olestra®. All guaranteed to help make you fatter!
Even “table salt” often contains such additives as sodium ferro-cyanide and aluminum, among other toxins! AND DON’T IGNORE PINK SLIME!
Add it all together and it is easy to see that about 80% of everything sold as food today is FAKE, UNREAL. ARTIFICIAL and UNHEALTHY! The food industry is a least as evil as the tobacco industry and the PharmacoMafia.
And don’t forget the unbelievable stupidity of adding antibiotics to animal feed to make them fatter!
There are two ways to be fooled.
One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.
Soren Kierkegaard ( 1813 – 1855 )
Find and eat only real food.
Suggested additional info:
BORN WITH A JUNK FOOD DEFICIENCY by Martha Rosenberg
Food for nought: The decline in nutrition: Ross Hume Hall …
FOOD PLAGUE by Arden Andersen
GRAIN BRAIN by David Perlmutter