Tag Archives: america

We Should Know What We Are Eating

28 Jul

There has been a backlash over the past decade regarding food in America and a promotion for organic food.

Over the past 7 years or so, I have changed my eating habits drastically. I rarely eat fast food, junk food and prefer fresh fruits, veggies and nuts to sustain me.

As a former residence of America, I am thankful I no longer eat the food that was readily available to me and welcome the fresh(er) food available to me in Israel.

The idea that most of the food I was eating was processed, genetically altered, rich in sodium and other toxins makes me nauseous. The meat industry alone makes my face turn green.

It scares me to read or hear about the food industry and the power it has over the American people. For all the discussions revolving the “unhealthy” state of Americans, the government is doing everything in its power to keep its population unhealthy.

If the government really wanted to end obesity and get the people back on the right track, they could. They could raise taxes for fast food, junk food, ingredients that are unhealthy.

Why is it the government against smoking and not unhealthy food? There is enough evidence to support the addictive and unhealthy nature of specific ingredients.

At some point the government must weigh the farming industry and all of its components vs. the rising healthcare costs that have some serious connections to the food the public is eating.

What is it going to be?

Want to learn more:

Farmageddon 

Food Inc

Fast Food Nation

Food

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Six Years and Counting

14 Jul

Last night after a long day I got home and turned on my computer to wind down before bed. It had been a long day culminating at a small networking event for Female Entrepreneurs. That in itself was exhausting for a variety of different reasons none of which I am going to get into right now. I am still processing the messages I heard by different women with different experiences.

I came home, turned on the computer and up popped a skype message from my father wishing me a happy aliyahversary.

My what?! <mentally looking around> it had been six years?And how did he remember this special day? I mean, we all know birthdays are special but who would have thought anyone else cared about the day I moved to Israel? Lucky for me he uses outlook.  Lucky for me he understood how monumental July 14, 2004 was for me that he set a reminder to wish *me* a mazal tov.

Who celebrates moving to a different city each year? How many of our friends have actually moved countries?

Where are the Hallmark cards for this occasion?  Oh wait, this is not some made up holiday to make money. This is a real life experience which really doesnt need a card. It is an anniversary only those close to you will remember.

I have never been more happy with myself and the people in my life. And I dont think I would be as content if I had stayed in the United States.

I Voted in the McCain-Obama 2008 Elections

26 Oct

My Absentee Ballot