Ok, so I’ll admit I am not the most “in the know” person when it comes to the whole GMO, Monsanto, or food is poisoned debates. I know enough for myself and my family, so really that’s what matters most.
I do tend to speak up though about ditching fast food and thinking before you shop, but that is just common sense stuff really. We all know a home cooked meal is better tasting and better for you.
Recently I have been changing my lifestyle around and paying more attention to my body itself and what I am putting into it. Getting more active and choosing better food for myself to get me through my day. I found a brand of Greek yogurt at my local supermarket, Greek yogurt was suggested to me for on the days that I don’t have a protein heavy breakfast.
So I was eating my yogurt this morning and for whatever reason was looking around the container and found this.
The container says “Chobani: Our authentic Greek strained yogurt is thick, creamy and has two times more protein than regular yogurts. Only natural ingredients. No artificial sweeteners. No preservatives. Milk from cows not treat with rBST. Good source of bone-building calcium.
Then below that is smaller text it states “According to the FDA, no significant difference has been found between milk derived from rBST-treated and non rBST-treated cows.”
For those of you that don’t know (as I didn’t until a google search) rBST is is a synthetic peptide hormone, normally produced by a cow’s pituitary gland. it basically forces their milk producing cells in the utter kick into over drive and keep it giving more milk for a longer period of time.
Anyways, what I find strange is that recently there was a lot of squawking coming from Monsanto and other corporations profiting of genetically modified food-stuffs about having to put label on their products informing customers of their altered state. They claimed it was unconstitutional and all sorts of other whining about how they like poisoning america because it’s profitable. Ok, so not exactly those words, but hell at this point it wouldn’t surprise me.
Yet, a product that is specifically marketing itself to the consumer who cares, or thinks they care, or is doing it because it’s fashionable….I really can’t tell anymore. They are being forced to place a reverse warning label on their product. By the FDA, which has members involved directly profiting from the Monsanto status-quo.
I am sure this isn’t news to anyone. It’s not even really news to me, but I just can’t help it. I don’t understand the stupidity of this. I mean I get that they want to stay rich, but glaring hypocrisies like this aren’t the way to do it. Someone will catch wise to it, someone who can actually do something about it. Hopefully, one day?