Tuesday, November 29, 2011

More Reasons to Grow and Preserve Your Own Food

My husband sent me this video clip. It is a 60 Minutes piece about the Flavoring Industry and the methods they use to make our food taste good. I think it is a must see for everyone.

We all know chemicals are added to our foods. I mean what do we expect when right on the label it says 'artificial flavorings'?

But the thing I found most interesting in this clip is that the 'natural flavorings' in our food aren't necessarily from the source we think it is. For example, a flavorist mentions that they procure a 'natural strawberry' flavor from the gland of a beaver!

That just grosses me out.

I don't like thinking about all the junk that is added to our processed food to make it palatable. I mean there are many times I have bought something that said natural flavorings because I thought it meant it would be better for my family.

Now I realize we are all being manipulated.

Not that I blame them.. I mean lets face it. Food that is creamier, saltier and fattier usually tastes better. They want to make what sells. But for me, I want to know what is in my food and have it come from the real thing.

So not only did this clip make me feel really good about all the food that I have preserved myself, it made me more determined to grow as much as I can next year.

I'd love to hear what you all think after watching this.

Tweaking Tastes and Creating Cravings

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