I think it's kind of a mutual leash. Corporations pay politicians to pass laws that further their agenda and politicians hold their legislative power over corporations for pay. All you have to do is look at the revolving door between Monsanto and the Fed'l governing agencies (FDA, USDA, etc.) to see that it's collusion to screw the consumer. Parasites gone wild.
It's funny how a product can be labelled "non-fat" even though there isn't any proof that fat is unhealthy, but it can't be labelled "non-GMO" even though we have no idea what GMO products are going to do to us ten to fifty years down the line. If I knew nothing else about the relationship between BigFood and the Fed, I'd know how corruption worked.
"Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine
But politically, it seems to make sense that libertarians would flock to paleo due to their extreme anti-governmental views. Similar to the fact that I haven’t noticed too many religious people here, who probably stopped reading when the word evolution came up.
Started 9/5/11 at 212lb
Last weigh in 12/10/11 at 188lb
It seems they have perfected a way to get wealthy and powerful with minimal effort, while setting themselves up for large pensions and corporate positions/lobbying gigs after they leave office. Meanwhile I work 50 hours a week for the privledge of supporting them (and others) in the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed. Looks like they are a damned sight smarter than I am, even if not even partially as ethical.
As for my politics, well, I was a cynical sonofab!tch before and am now. I think I have a better chance of riding a unicorn than finding an honest politician. I am far more aware of food issues though, whether they be GMOs, organics, recalls, or the like.
somehow I manage to leave my intelligence and decorum at the door wherever I go. I doubt your journal will be an exception to that - not on the rug
What the F&#* is a decorum? - Mr. Anthony
But there are probably more religious people within the community than you think. I've found many paleo recipes through the homemaking blogs I follow (which include a lot of religious ladies, conservative religious ladies at that) . . . I'm a religious person myself. Believing in science doesn't mean I have to discard God, science, in my opinion, doesn't explain him away, just helps us better understand how he works. In the end, whether you believe it's the food you were designed to eat, evolved to eat or both - the results are the same.
Speaking of which - Stossel has two episodes that cover both topics quite well with a libertarian slant - one on food politics and one on religion vs. science - both very worth watching! (And I think still free on Hulu)
Healthy Bucket List:
- Summit all of Colorado's 14-ers
- Hike the Appalachian Trail
- Do a real pull-up
- Run a 5k
- Be "Hot For Training Camp"
Check out my journey at Outdoor Amy's Blog.
Ya'll should read Throw Them All Out If you want to dig deeper into the interplay of political legislation, the legislators, and big business.
Here's an interview with the author
Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?