Soylent Green is People!

December 5, 2010 at 9:04 pm (movies, rant) (, , , , )

I watched both Fast Food Nation and Food, Inc in the past few weeks and I’ve come to the conclusion that Soylent Green is People or at least where our food comes from is disturbing.

Granted our food is not people like in the movie Soylent Green, its mostly corn. Food, Inc showed that  basically everything down to gum, mouth wash, and vanilla extract is corn. Sorbitol and mono and di-glycerides can be made from corn and we all know about high fructose corn syrup. Corn in general is suposed to make us fat…cuz it makes you hungrier. Of course this wasn’t shown in the film, but knowing that made it all the more disturbing. Basically anything processed has corn and as Americans we eat a lot of processed foods. Not that we should never eat corn, but we shouldn’t mostly eat corn.

Currently I’m not sure what I can do with this knowledge…its probably going to sink away into oblivion within my mind. Its not something I want to think about much. The corn is bad enough, but eating poop in my meat is not a savory idea.  But I like my meat so what am I supposed to do about that? Stop eating it? Hmm I could give it up, but its hard when meat is so engrained in our conception of a meal.  Go organic? Good idea, but I’ll have to wait until I make some money cuz that is some expensive stuff.

What do you think?

Kagehime

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The Food of the gods

August 26, 2010 at 4:26 pm (food, movies) (, , , , , , )

 

You Could Be Eating This 'Frankenfish' in 18 Months

Genetically modifed salmon might hit the market soon.  It reminds me of the movie Food of the gods.  The animals that ate it grew huge and became agressive.  At the end of the movie it ends up in the human food supply. I guess we’ll see what happens after that when these salmon hit the market.

Would you eat genetically modified food?

 

Kagehime

PS. That big fish looks really bloated.  I wouldn’t want to eat it anyways.  And usually the small ones have more flavor. Like its always the small grapes that taste the best. Why do we always want to super size everything? Its only going to screw up our sense of taste even more than it already is.  Salt is not the only flavor and size isn’t the only thing that matters even though fast food would have us think otherwise.

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Women to Bratz and aliens

April 21, 2009 at 5:21 pm (rant) (, , , , , , , )

Women need to make sure they eat.  Well everyone need to eat, but some women are so busy trying to be skinny that they don’t eat. Because they aren’t eating their appearance changes.  Their head appears bigger in comparison to the bodies and because the face is kind of emaciated too the eyes look bigger.  This makes them look like bratz dolls or aliens.  Seriously.

Look at this pic of Lindsay Lohan not that she’s the only one.  It’s unfortunate but the look is getting more common.

This is really scary looking too

 

  see how the alien has a skinny body, big head and eyes?

 

The Bratz’s heads are large in proportion to their bodies as well. It’s kind of like the anime characters big heads and eyes.  This look scares me.  I would much rather see normal looking women.  Lindsay usually looks much better than the pic shown.

What do you think about this?

Kagehime

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A rant cuz everyone needs one

June 29, 2008 at 2:49 am (rant, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

The price of everything is going up and the economy is going into a bad recession.  I’m sure everyone knows this even though economists and everyone else keeps denying this. I’m sure they don’t want people to panic but I think what they’re doing is making things worse.

So what’s going up and why? and who’s doing what about it?

1. Food     Because of gas the cost of trucking food is higher so the truckers need more money to bring the food in.  Also the prices of corn is climbing because of all the flooding in the mid-west. So the price of popcorn is like doubling and everything with corn syrup or corn meal or just corn in general which seems to be most American food is going up.   What are company’s doing to keep prices down? Making the portions smaller and even still the price is going up.  Ice cream is kinda expensive now.

2. Electricity    Dominion Virginia Power is raising electric rates by more than 18 percent this summer because of the soaring prices of coal, gas and oil (I don’t know about other companies or anywhere else all I can do is assume they have to raise prices too). The rates for the company have jumped by nearly 200% apparently so they have to raise rates.  Hopefully it won’t go up 200%, but I think it will eventually, but the company is trying to work with people, but it does have to make a profit.

3. Gas   Well that’s out of control.  It just keeps going up.  It think the national average is over $4 now.

It’s an endless circle back to the availablity and the cost of resources.

So hope you ditched that SUV and started carpooling or using public transportation. And hey maybe you’ll lose weight from eating those smaller portions.

I think hard times are ahead. Food prices all over the world are raising and the stock markets are dropping.  And its getting harder to come across jobs and people are filing bankruptcy more and more often.

Did the stumulus check help? I don’t think so.  Where did that money come from? The US is in so much debt from the war. 

So I guess the things we can do is remember most importantly not to panic and learn to save money and drive less.  Make sure our money is secure and learn to deal with having less.

Kagehime

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