With all the hype over Subway bread containing the menacing food additive, azodicarbonamide, I wanted to do a little research. So here in my corner of the interwebs, at 3:30 in the morning, I am going to post my shocking findings. Ok, first of all yes, Subway did agree to stop using this particular food additive. However, it did not specify when. The principal use of azodicarbonamide is in the production of foamed plastics as an additive. Big Food has found a clever way to drive profitability by turning it into a food additive. Here’s my take on Subway and it’s bread scandal: Dude, why are you eating at Subway in the first place? Eat fresh was such a clever ploy for a bagged veggie and rubber bread company, but by now I would hope that any true food revolutionary wouldn’t be affected by this news on a biological level. Be that as it may, please spread the word about this being just the tip of the ice berg. You heard it here. People may finally hear something about the food supply and demand change. Or, maybe over a million US residents will visit Subway today anyway, based solely on the news that they are not going to use azodicarbonamide anymore.
It didn’t take long for me to find the information I sought as my mind started to reel. Holy cow. It’s everywhere.
Quick personal knowledge check: What I know is that organic bread is hard to find, because of its relatively short shelf life…as opposed to entire isles dedicated to bread products that will last for weeks.
My mind jumped to bread that you bake yourself, like from a can, biscuits and the like. What about frozen bread items? Toaster strudel anyone? Here’s the deal, people: Stop eating poisoned food! While you can find alternatives to yoga mat bread, the trend here in the US is preserving a bread item for commercial sales profits is more important than preservation of human life. These additives drive profits for the companies offering these food items to hungry Americans. Millions of Americans every single day pay good money for these tasty food imposters.
I cannot express my disgust in this entire “azodicarbonamidegate”. It just goes to show yet again that the food supply is most obviously tainted, and it’s something that each one of has the ability to create change in. Stop buying the poisoned food. Unfortunately this is going to limit your choices basically to your home and a handful of places offering organic menus.
Don’t be discouraged! The culinary world didn’t just get smaller, it literally just opened up to every one of us! Fast food is fast. It’s a fast way to kill your body. The surest way to control a population is through its food supply; our food supply has been scientifically proven to be compromised. What will you do? Be not dismayed! You can have delicious, wonderful whole foods at home. You can demand change in the food industry. The point is, you spend your money on the food you eat. Why will you spend another penny on poison? Your body doesn’t need it. It cannot process it. Tasty poison is still poison. So, you buy it and eat it, therefore you’re poisoning yourself. Clever, clever, Big Food. I see what you did there.
I encourage you to take the time to reach out to an elderly loved one, and ask them if they have any recipes. Start there. Buy locally grown and sourced, organic ingredients. Grow your own food. Prepare food at home. Reconnect with the origins of what you are fueling your body with. Find recipes on the internet and try your hand at them. I have a 16 year old son and a 12 year old daughter. Believe me, anyone can ditch the fast food lifestyle. Kids will adapt. Your family will enjoy meals together. You will feel your body rewarding you for the change.
My point is this, if you don’t know what an ingredient is, based on its funky name, look it up. If it’s poison, don’t eat it. Grow up. Take charge of what you spend your hard earned money on. Feed your body with real whole foods. Starve the chemical companies out of the food industry, one less trip to the drive thru at a time.
Peace and Plenty,