Right on, Joanie.
Originally Posted by JoanieL
Also, our culture is all about price. In manufacturing, the Japanese manufacturers will squeeze their suppliers for better quality. They want better quality, same price. American manufactures squeeze suppliers for cheaper prices. They care little about quality. This is why if you buy a kitchen gadget or something today, the price might seem similar to a few years ago but all the parts will be plastic and flimsy and it won't be able to handle difficult projects and will break in a short time. Works the same for food. Put less stuff in the same big box, put in more filler ingredients and less real ones. Whatever it takes because Americans care only about price. As long as we don't realize the true prices of our food we won't complain to our government like they did during Nixon's time when food prices went way up.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 160 x 2