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FEBRUARY 6, 2013 10:53AM

Food Fraud At An All Time High

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I would really encourage everyone to take back their power from the industrial food monopoly.   And as a part of that, I would really encourage you to consider signing up for Dr. Mercola’s daily email newsletter.   I surely can’t read them all but they always contain something relevant and often profound.  Today’s is on the massive food fraud that exists mostly in North America and Britain but surely is gaining traction everywhere as corporations gain greater and greater control.

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This is why I don't eat anymore.
It's not just food fraud; it is all consumer fraud. By now you've noticed me ranting and raving about planned obsolescence and how three years ago the quality of merchandise was only a fraction of what it was thirty years ago and basic items needed to be replaced three or four times as often as they used to. It got so bad that thanks to a major backlash that has gone mostly unreported they partially reversed it now they're hoping we'll go back to sleep so they can start doing the same thing all over again.
It's not just consumer fraud. It's fraud across every single industry including nonconsumer industries. It's "corporate"-inspired fraud. We make junk because it serves our corporate masters. We won't get beyond producing junk until we have a massive change in the rules to the game.

In other words, the main reason why we create junk is because of the institutionalization of modern business management. ie, The rise of MBA programs and business programs taught at universities. Institutionalized ignorance. These programs are based on theory first espoused about a century ago. The institutionalization of these theories has accelerated in recent decades with the rise of corporate power. These management theories are based on the concept of rationalism and utility. They are collapsing as I type this. I suspect they will completely collapse either slowly or possibly very rapidly. And, with it will go much of what we call the modern corporation. In other words, this system is going to fix itself regardless of anything we do.
Whether it collapses fast or slowly depends on whether or not there is enough people that are ready to push for it and prepared to provide a rational replacement. there appear to be plenty of signs to indicate that alot of that is present but whether they have the organization or not remains to be seen. Also those in power appear to resist tooth and nail but if they're up against a large majority, perhaps led by a better educated minority, then the status quo will have a hard time.
True. There is a vast awakening. It is a process but it is most assuredly spreading very rapidly. I see it with people I thought would never wake up. Keep up the pressure and education. Sometimes people need to have you or me or someone else raise issues to their conscious mind to become mindful.
[r] "restructured meat"? yee gads! thanks for this. I think. best, libby