Today's Quote

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Friday, January 22, 2010

Food from China?

It seems that most of American agriculture has become so specialized that we can no longer grow enough food in our country to feed our country. Increasingly, there are more and more food imported from other countries. There are several reasons that this concerns me. One is that they don't have the same pesticide and herbicide controls that we do. Two, many times the food in grown in contaminated soil. And three, many times the food is fertilized with raw human manure/sewage. These are all big no nos to me and one thing I have noticed is that I am seeing labels on food in our stores saying "product of China". Does absolutely everything have to come from China these days? It is ridiculous that this once great agricultural nation now has to import foods that are laced with heavy metals and all sorts of toxins. It is ridiculous that we can no longer feed ourselves. I think my grocery store days are coming to an end for the most part. There are only a few things that I simply cannot buy locally or produce myself. Sugar is one, cocoa another (must have chocolate). A country that cannot feed its people from its own soil is doomed to one day starve or be slaves. We have been so blessed with so many varied climates in our own country and yet.....we import food. It is a sad state that this country is in. Check your labels ladies and buy local or grow your own to be on the safe side. God bless and happy growing.

1 comment:

Kelle said...

Thanks Kat, we too buy very little from grocery stores and even what we do have to buy we ALWAYS shop for locally first.

The thing about NAFTA and CAFTA( and we opposed it when first introduced) is like you mentioned, the conditions of the soil, the herbicides and pesticides allowed and you know what is REALLY sad, those very pesticides/ herbicides used, that we've deemed illegal, many of which are manufactured right here in the U.S.A and then sold to these countries! Now the very poisons they deem unsafe are making there way back into our food chain, how smart is that?