Category: Food

They call it “food”

Processed People: The Movie Eat Food When they’re not busy picking our pockets, or telling us we have to give up liberties in order to have freedom, they’re selling us garbage and telling us it’s food. Last time I checked, the manufactured food business is bigger than Big Oil and that kind of money buys inconceivably large amounts of propaganda, misinformation and corrupted science. “Eat food”… What a beautifully profound and revolutionary piece of advice. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...

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How to read food labels

What you read is NOT what you get What the processed food industry¬†doesn’t want you to know What you read is not what you get If it comes in a bag, a box, a bottle, a can or other container, it may have started out as food, but somewhere all along the way it met the manufacturing process. Some “foods” like glow-in-the-dark candy goo sold to children obviously aren’t food and are highly manufactured products, but a great deal of normal-looking packaged food is also highly manufactured. Manufactured food requires labeling. The items in the produce section of your...

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School lunches

Sold to the lowest bidder School lunches are a dumping ground¬†for excess commodities “The school lunch program is by and large a disposal system for agricultural commodities. The farmers grow too much of various things, the government buys it from them to support their prices and their welfare and then dumps it on schools.” explains journalist Michael Pollan. This is why you find mostly highly processed, fatty, terrible quality food in schools across the United States. It’s worse than you think: there are rules the require the school lunch program to buy food from the lowest bidder. Imagine if...

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Aspartame

“Effects” The dangers of Aspartame Donald Rumsfeld – yes, the same Donald Rumsfeld who helped waltz the US into the Iraq War – is the political operative to revived the chemical Aspertame after the FDA rejected it as too unsafe for human consumption. One of the first things the Reagan administration did when it got into office in 1981 was kick out the FDA commissioner who was “holding up” aspartame and put in a new one who promptly approved it. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...

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Flint still doesn’t have drinkable water

Over 400 days after high lead levels found What’s going on? Flint still doesn’t have drinkable water Over 400 days after high lead levels were found in its water Flint, Michigan still doesn’t have safe drinking water. What’s going on? Most of the news media has dropped the story. Erin Brockovich explains that there are 110 sites around the county even worse than Flint. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...

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