Thursday, September 2, 2010

No HFCS!!!

Part of Permaculture is being part of the community. 2 things were on my mind this morning while planting garlic bulbs for next year.

Why did I see flavor enhanced milk in Safeway & McKay's recently? Also, do Coos County Schools have edible lawns, and if not, why the hell not?

Let's start with the first part. HFCS. High Fructose Corn Syrup. People, it's KILLING you, & your CHILDREN. That's right, it is. There is proof that the government subsidized corn syrup is actually killing Americans left and right. Check this article out.

Child Diabetes Blamed on Food Sweetener HFCS

Child diabetes blamed on food sweetener
By Lois Rogers
Times Online, December 13, 2009
Straight to the Source
Scary stuff in my opinion. The second part of all this is our children and schools. I have recently seen lots of signs this summer for summer lunch programs. This, on the surface is great. I 110% support it, but what are they eating? Is it healthy? Are they getting a bag of Doritos & a Coke?

I have seen in the Aloha State the schools there now all have vegetable gardens ((really large ones)) and the children take care of it organically as part of a learning process through out the year, each grade helps. Then, while food is ripe, these children are allowed to bring home a box of vegetables and fruit home to share with the family about every other week.

It seems to me that this would help lessen the schools overhead for lunch programs, and the community at large here in Coos County. Food for thought. I'm going back out to pick more blackberries.

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