Sunday, July 15, 2007

What is Happening to Our Food?

When I was a teenager, I ate a lot of junk food. I weighed more than I should, but I was just a little chubby and I didn’t gain weight like kids are today. I don’t know that I ate any better than kids today, but perhaps the quality of junk food and other food is much worse today than it was when I was growing up. I think there are more preservative fats and far more chemicals added to food today than ever before. My theory is that there are too many chemists graduating from college and they need gainful employment somewhere. Rather than divert their genius to sustainable energy for homes and vehicles, we employ them at food manufacturing facilities where they make food that lasts on a shelf for 18 months and last in our bodies, how much longer?

An article of particular concern came out on December 26, 2006. It is entitled: "Despite Lack of Science and Strong Public Concern, FDA Expected to OK Food From Cloned Animals" . The press release states: "The assessment and the agency's expected endorsement of cloned food comes despite widespread concern among scientists and food safety advocates over the safety of such products. The move to market cloned milk and meat also flies in the face of dairy and food industry concern and recent consumer opinion polls showing that most Americans do not want these experimental foods." To read more go to

About the author: Allison Frederick is a writer and online marketing educator for other creative women. offers free Web 2.0 resources. She is also the author of an upcoming novel, A Portrait of Josephine, an academic-lite thriller. Find out how to receive a free copy of the novel by visiting