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The Great Divide

I believe truly as a planet and our country, we are divided. Divided by economics, belief, likes and dislikes. We will become even more divided, unfortunately because many of us cannot change, or will not. Many will die fat, sick or nutritionally lacking all the while along the way from a point when we first said “I’m gaining weight”, “I should eat better”, “I am so tired”… and the fault falls on all of us.

Even we think we understand the labels we read and done some diligence to confirm what and how the food we buy is going to be good for our family, we are still being duped! Here is a sample of how this happens; misleading labels.

We the people are the strongest force alive on this earth, whereas greatness or weakness can thrive! Our strength is when we gather together for a cause that is reflective of keeping us safe, healthy and together with common sense. When we are distracted by the politics or media, it will and is a rabbit hole that many cannot return. Or, at least is such a distraction, that what really matters continues to hurt you, your family and friends.

When I say hurts you, check these out for a small sample of enormous blights to our health, and how they will kill many of us:
Factory Farms
Algae Blooms
CAFO Lagoons
Pollution
Lessening Nutrition in foods
• Cancer – Meat, Ultra/Processed foods
Mental Illness

All are and have been happening in our back yards, down the road, to you, you’re your mother, to your father, to your son, to your daughter, to your niece, to your nephew… you must not care enough or your believe you cannot do anything about it. Your friends will think your radical, crazy, avoid you! Does your friendships, your standing in the community, your happiness dependent on those around you, mean more to you than the life of someone close to you? It will, until it is too late. Until you have to spoon feed your mother, watch your son try to be strong under the crippling radiation treatment, stripping them of their dignity, hair, weight, health. Until they die.
Then, when their gone, we are weaker and divided because of the loss. Sometimes to the point of not taking care of ourselves and the cycle repeats.

I heard my family members say to please stop talking about it, it is depressing. Yep, sure is, or is it interesting enough to take steps for prevention.

I have said it before and I will continue to say it. Life is hard. But it is worth it and we deserve food that is good for us. A hard life is not always a bad life. Working hard, working smart, working together, and working can mean having fun doing it sometimes, and enjoying your work.

You cannot do it. I cannot do it. Not alone, But you and I and we, can.
Thanks for reading… and doing.

Author:

Raised on a 20 acre farm with all the animals in rural Indiana. I picked up rocks out of farm field before planting season, cooked in a pancake house for a couple years, worked in a factory, joined the Navy, back to the factory then College. I took for granted the simple natural (and unnatural) foods we grew that we raised, and the snacks and cereals we bought. I had a hard working mother I love, even now that she is gone, and a there but not there father. It went by so fast.

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