FRY: What if the secret ingredient is people?
LEELA: No, there’s already a soda like that. Soylent Cola.
FRY: Oh. How is it?
LEELA: It varies from person to person.
The current recalls on pet food are finally bringing an awareness to the vulnerabilities in our food system.
We have slowly allowed corporations to control our entire food chain. From Monsanto declaring patents on life to water privatization to factory farming.
Are any of these things actually benefiting us?
Here is a breakdown of the allergy and health alerts from this year alone.
We know that various production methods ( growth hormones, antibiotics, ground animals in feed) are causing cancers, precocious puberty, sperm decrease, testicular problems, antibiotic resistant disease, bird flu….additives and sugars are affecting children’s behaviour, adding to the rising obesity and diabetes rates.
The movement toward controlling the people by controlling the food started with closing the Commons and continues today in the form of privatization of all of life’s necessities.
We squabble regularly about politics but the real leaders are not elected, and do not answer to the public. The real leaders hold secret meetings and decide our lives for us.
Taking back control of our food is one step toward revolution, one step toward democracy and one foot back on the Commons.