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FDA changing food labels, easier to make better choices

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is stepping up its effort in the fight of Obesity by changing the food labels on food and beverages.  The new tactic will place more emphasis on serving size, added sugar, vitamins and calories per serving

newfood lables

“You as a parent and a consumer should be able to walk into your local grocery store, pick up an item off the shelf, and be able to tell whether it’s good for your family,” first lady Michelle Obama said in a press release. “So this is a big deal, and it’s going to make a big difference for families all across this country.”

The American Heart associations recommends 150 kcals of sugar of or 9 teaspoons daily, for women it’s 100 kcals or 6 teaspoons of sugar a day.  The chemical sugar they add to products is the same but now the focus will be on how much sugar is added.  Americans are getting way more sugar than they need and hardly realize what total amount they do get.

Fat labeling is also being slimmed down by taking away “calories from Fat” and utilizing the breakdown of good fats and bad fats on the label.  Food companies will also be responsible to label how much of vitamins and minerals like Vit D (for bone health), are in their product along with the FDA adding another 25 categories that weren’t around 20 years ago.

I’m excited for the new change, especially here in KY, anything that will help people understand what they consume and inform them on what the better choices are will only lead to better education and self-improvement.  We need that in KENTUCKY!!

Hot dogs Making U.S. History

July is National Hot Dog Month, a whole month (31 days) dedicated to celebrate the hot dog and July 23 is the peak day of that month long celebration.


Now I’m not going to go into the ingredients of what comprises a hot dog,  but I will say this

Hot dogs, bologna and dog food were all invented during the mass slaughterization of cows and pigs.  Long ago we got our food from family farms, then  factories and profits took over and we developed a way to slaughter over 100,000 animals a day.

The rich get T-bones, New York strips, rack of ribs, rib eyes, hams and pork chops, but not everybody can afford those cuts of meat.  So with tons of scraps left over they manufacture it one more time (thousands of new jobs and profit) and feed it to dogs and poor people.

We get hot dogs, bologna, ground beef, sausage, deli meat, salami, turkey bacon, and Spam to name a few.  The dogs get the same ingredients too, look on the bag as it is written.  Price separates quality, nobody will give away the good stuff.

Pssss  (don’t eat it)

The USDA and our government releases every 5 years “Dietary Guidelines for Healthy Americans” (read report here)

Consumption of lower-quality or incomplete protein is of greater concern when protein needs are high. Additionally, recommendations to lower calorie intake to combat obesity by increasing plant-based food intake must be linked to cautionary messages to maintain protein total intake of sufficient quality at recommended levels“.

Our government doesn’t feel obliged to tell what sufficient quality stated in the report means because we can not afford to ruin the industries and put that many people out of work.

  • The doctors who treat the diseased and sick (food poison)
  • Insurance companies who sell to both patient and doctors
  • Lawyers who litigate for the patients, doctors, and industries (beef recalls)
  • But of course the farmers and families of the factory worker.

Too big to fail?

I say NO

It’s population control for our government.  The people who eat the meat will be diseased (heart attack, stroke, cancer and mental illness from chemical additives) and die.

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