Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Young beauty or young stress?

Have you heard? Walmart offers new makeup line for 8-12-year-olds. See here.

Does this tell an eight-year-old little girl that she doesn't look good enough the way she is?

Could this obsession with looking good - as defined by make-up manufacturers and their ad men - be a reason young girls are stressed out so early? And what about their mothers?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Do You Eat At Taco Bell?

You might want to reconsider. Along with the usual fast food-grade quality, they've now been sued because their beef, when tested, is just 35% beef. 65% is other "stuff."
Attorney Dee Miles said attorneys had Taco Bell’s “meat mixture” tested and found it contained less that 35 percent beef.
The lawsuit is not money motivated, which is what makes it worth reporting.
"The lawsuit on behalf of Taco Bell customer and California resident Amanda Obney does not seek monetary damages, but asks the court to order Taco Bell to be honest in its advertising.

'We are asking that they stop saying that they are selling beef,' Miles said." See here.
New slogan: "We sell a great tasting food-like substance, inspired by real food."

Monday, January 24, 2011

Pain drugs are poisoning you, says FDA

Just in from the venerable New York Times...
"WASHINGTON — The government announced Thursday that it would sharply restrict some of the nation’s most popular prescription painkillers, saying they cause many patients to poison themselves with overdoses of the drug acetaminophen." See the rest of this dreary report here. (In case, here's the PDF.)

How can the decision makers at the FDA live with themselves knowing they are poisoning their own citizens? Perhaps they don't use the drugs themselves?
Like dairy farmers - who drink their milk raw. But you and your family can only get the super-processed, super-pasteurized and nutrition-less "milk". Because that's what big dairy makes. So they have successfully scared good people away from what they don't sell - wonderful raw goat and cow milk (for dairy drinkers, of whom I am one.)

Whose side is the FDA on, anyway?

They used to insist the world was flat too, remember? And those who who didn't believe that and dared to speak up - well look what they did to Galileo.