Prevent Disease | April 26, 2012
We interrupt your regularly scheduled grocery shopping to bring you a stark reality of the food industry.
Ten major companies control what you buy, how you buy it and where you buy it.
A growing consumer base is slowly beginning to shun food industry giants and their products who insist on using toxic chemicals in more than 99% of their foods.
Think of an octopus with the “Orchestrators of Choice” at the head of the food industry. It’s not of any significant advantage to know who the orchestrators actually are, but more importantly what they want you to think they are. They are the biggest players including big agriculture, big biotech, big chemical, big pharma, big everything. If they are part of the big business infrastructure, they contribute to the “Orchestrators of Choice.” They’ve controlled everything and they’re now starting to lose control.
The problem is so extensive that they are currently in a state of panic, attempting to buy smaller and reputable organic brands and attach them as an additional tentacle. Companies like Kashi, once reputable for natural foods have integrated toxic wastelands of genetically modified and pesticide saturated ingredients under the Kellogg monarch.
When it comes to the food industry, you have no choice. Choice is an illusion. You either consume what the orchestrators create under one of their tentacles at cheap and affordable prices, or you go off the major food grids to local organic brands paying double or triple the price.
The way I see it, there is only ONE option. Stop supporting the orchestrators of choice and start supporting your local community. How do you contribute? Grow your own food using your own garden or a community based cooperative garden. Tight on space? Grow an indoor garden. Create your own snacks by dehydrating organic fruits and vegetables. Make your own personal hygiene products like non-toxic sunscreen, moisturizing spray, natural toothpaste, hand-sanitizer, laundry detergent or hundreds of other consumer goods you can make in your own kitchen. Stop buying genetically modified and processed foods. Your body will thank you.
This is the only way we will ever get out of this mess that we have created for ourselves. Don’t blame the orchestrators. Don’t blame the tentacles. There is only ourselves to blame because without us, they would not exist.
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This article was written by Natasha Longo, and appeared in Prevent Disease, on April 26, 2012.
Natasha Longo has a master’s degree in nutrition and is a certified fitness and nutritional counselor. She has consulted on public health policy and procurement in Canada, Australia, Spain, Ireland, England and Germany.