Watched Food, Inc. today. Wow. More on that in just a bit.
After 6am Spin…Circuit Craze…and another Spin….I was more than ready for lunch. Pizza was calling my name! Started out with a FlatOut wrap:
Topped this bad boy with some Earth Fare brand pasta sauce…spinach…shroom babies…and some Fat Free Mozz. There also may have been a sprinkly or twenty-four of crushed red pepper. ;-)
10 minutes later….lunch!
Snacks for the day included the new Dannon greek yogurt, as well as some puffed millet cereal! Totally diggin’ on this stuff!
More eats (consumed later…I promise) consisted of a two part dinner!
Part one before my appointments came in:
Mushroom, Spinach, and Mozz sammie on a wheat pita. I saw my co-worker/love-o-my life Christie eating something similar to this earlier today at work…and knew I wanted to recreate it for dinner!
Part two included a mini salad from Panizzle. Fuji Chicken Apple salad..sans the chicken. There was also the classic hunk of whole wheat baguette deliciousness.
And a dessert that rocked the YMCA dowwwwwwwn. Yep, it was that good.
Strawberries plus this little bit of joy.
Moving on to a less palent tantalizing topic. Food, Inc.
My pal Heather was kind enough to let me borrow this movie to watch! I have been dying to see it.
Ok. If I hadn’t been a vegetarian before, I think I would be now. I had no idea the poor extent to which our food is being produced on a daily basis.
This isn’t to say that meat and/or meat products are the only culprits in this craziness. Even some of the food that we would normally take for granted: fresh fruit and vegetables, grains, and even SEED! First of all, who knew that seed could be “patented” and that if you re-seeded a crop from a previous year that “belonged” to a company…that you could be sued for all you are worth (and in most cases…much, much more). Absolutely ridiculous. This along with the fact that the VIP’s in these corporations even hold high power positions in the FDA, which can then in turn promote such outright ridiculousness.
Also these poor local “growers” of pigs, chickens, and cows across the country are at the complete mercy of the huge corporations…who will require “upgrades” to their farmers facilities just to ensure that they have to take out more loans to pay for everything.
It was said that the average “grower” (how ridiculous that a farmer is now referred to as a grower…and even more ridiculous that animals can even be “grown”) earns about $18,000 a year…while they are on average in debt up to $500,000 just to “maintain” the facilities.
It was alot to think about, that is certain.
What are your thoughts on this movie? What about your thoughts in general about non-organic/natural foods? It has seriously made me even re-consider going to Kroger/Wal*Mart to get “cheaper” things that I don’t buy organic/natural at Earth Fare. Are the lower prices really worth what the food is doing to our bodies and our nation?