Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Continuing With Our Food

I have LOVED teaching my children what REAL food is. There used to be a law that was instituted in the 1930's that said that if you made anything like a real food, you HAD to call it IMITATION. But in the early 1970's, food companies want to "improve" on foods. So they convinced the FDA to get rid of that law, so now, even though a food is NOTHING like the original and so totally twisted from the original and very BAD for you health wise, they can call it the name of the REAL food, so you THINK you are eating REAL food.

My kids know what real foods are. I like the fact that they know that fake foods are not healthy for you. Although the more fake foods they eat, the more their tastes change towards wanting MORE of that food than real food. With more and more fake and unhealthy foods coming out on the market, I feel it is SO IMPORTANT to teach our children what real foods are. Taking them to the farmer's market, allowing them to help in the kitchen, and gardening with the children are all GREAT ways to help them to see, touch, smell and taste real foods. Getting a good knowledge of real foods.

Here is another seminar by Michael Pollan on The Omnivore's Dilemma. It is an hour long.

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