Originally Posted by CanadianBuckeye
DesertChick brought up a very interesting point........ could it be possible that it's what meat animals are fed, that's causing all the health issues?
My ancestors lived on chicken and pork fat and lived well into their 90's.
There are schools of thought that the problem lies with the large number of chemicals in food - everything from herbicides & pesticides, to manufactured fertilizers, as well as the chemicals in processed food as well as in the plastic and tin can lining that food comes in. All of which are relatively new to the 20th century. There were adulterations in food bought from unscrupulous vendors prior to the mass production of food as we know it, but they actually had books to tell people how to find the adulterations in the food products they bought. These days, there is no way to tell what is in or on our food, or in many other products that we use.
Recently Western Medicine groups finally acknowledged a newer study that showed eating dietary fats and cholesterol is not the bad thing they have been telling everyone for 30 years. This kind of stuff is bad for the medical, especially pharmaceutical industry. The loss of money would devastate these companies if everyone went back to the more old fashioned way of eating less processed, naturally grown food items. It's why Big Ag, Big Pharma, and the food manufacturers fight so hard to keep labeling from becoming laws and such - because they stand to lose a fortune if more of the public stops buying what they are selling.