Apr 11, 2013 - 2:07 pm
I am just back from a trip to my local grocery store, Super Stop & Shop. It is one of those huge stores that carries everything but the kitchen sink........and everything but healthy food! It just hit me, while walking down aisle after aisle, that 99.99% of the food they carry is either processed, sprayed with chemicals, or made of chemicals. It just really hit me, as I looked around the store and the shoppers. Most people in the store were really obese, including the children. Cancer is on the rise. It all seems so sickeningly clear to me today. I went to the worker in the produce dept. and asked where the organic vegetables were. He told me that they had organic beets, carrots, and spinach. That's it! They only had frozen organic fruit. I asked what country the produce came from. He told me that they don't label it that way. I don't know about you, but I don't want to eat fruit from a third world country with no agricultural standards. Ugh. I usually drive about 15 miles to a Whole Foods , but today, I didn't have time.
What can we, as cancer patients do about this situation? We all know that there are carcinogens in our food supply, thanks to the big chemical company lobby. It is sickening to think that I fed my child food that may cause her cancer, long after I am gone. It is just wrong that corporations are poisoning people for profit and that most people have no choice in where they shop and what they can afford. Surely, this is a role for government. We should have the right to know what is in our food, whether it is genetically modified, where it is from.
This has to change! Any ideas?