U.S. Government Food Pyramid

U.S. Government Food Pyramid

Photo courtesy Eat Even More Meat Institute


You are what you eat

You are what you eat

The amazing thing about these pictures is that they are actual images from body scanners at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport.  Fortunately, these Food Terrorists were caught before they could turn our Homeland’s Security into swiss cheese.

Taco Bell: Recipe for disaster

Recipe for Disaster

Earlier this year Taco Bell was sued for leaving beef out of its beef tacos. I would be much more concerned about what Taco Bell puts into its beef tacos.

Mass-produced “fast food” is not food. It is an industrial product — designed, manufactured, distributed and marketed to make a profit. My picture shows a pile of Taco Bell products. In the background is a list of ingredients (component parts?) all taken from the company’s website.

Today’s Study Questions

  1. In a typical week how much Succinic Acid does your family use? (Be honest.)
  2. How would you explain Dehydrated Vinegar to a child with Attention Deficit Disorder?
  3. We’re told that Calcium Disodium EDTA is “added to protect flavor”.  Does that make you feel better about it?
  4. If I told you that Propylene Glycol Alginate is also used to remove hair from hides during hog slaughter and as a dispersant in oil well drilling mud would you hold it against me?  Why or why not?
  5. Are you ashamed to admit that you have no idea what Isolated Oat Product is?  Discuss.
  6. How many of these ingredients do you have in your kitchen?
  7. How many of these would you want in your kitchen?