Can I just rant about one more thing? That new catch phrase that’s being bandied about hither and yon–“The wheat you’re eating is not the same wheat that your parents and grandparents consumed.” PEOPLE. SCIENTIST PEOPLE. DOCTORS EVEN. Do I really really need to tell you this? NOTHING you eat is the same product your parents and grandparents ate. All those perfect fruits and vegetables in the market? NOT the same. That pork chop? Definitely NOT the same. Oh, and those chickens? I’ve witnessed them stumbling along and falling over in the sun. NOT the same.
Oh, and while I’m at it? Can I tell you that the horses we race, the purebred dogs we love, and for sure some of those crazy show cats are NOT the same.
Man is involved in the production of all of them, and he has a sinful (and selfish) nature. Oh, and before you think its only the producers with the sinful nature, rest assured that we consumers are also endowed with that same sinful nature. We want what we want when we want it. And we don’t want to pay too much for it either.
I like my perfect little fruits and vegetables. I like my perfect salad in a bag. I like my $1.99/pound boneless skinless chicken breasts. Hey there’s an idea. If you could raise chickens without feathers or skin it would be even cheaper for me.