Desensitization

Throughout the semester I have been writing blog after blog and reading story after story about food and I am teetering on the edge of being desensitized about the food industry.  All you hear about is food borne illnesses, corporate greed, obesity, and fighting over stupid topics.  I have gotten to the point that I just do not know if I care anymore.  Animal cruelty and corporate greed, it is immoral and should be gotten rid of but I do not see this ever happening.  Greed is something so embedded in our economy that we would have to change the whole economic structure of the United States to rid ourselves of the absolute control the food industries have.  Animal cruelty is terrible and the animals we raise for slaughter should be treated with respect, but the way our world is we will not be able to satisfy all the needs of the animals before our own.  It is something truly sad.  We have serious problems such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes running rampant in America and it needs to be treated.  There is not just one cause but many factors coming together to give birth to these problems, so maybe instead of experts fighting over what “single” cause started it, these experts should work to end these fucking epidemics.  Who fucking cares what Paula Deen does in her cooking show?  I certainly do not and I know she is not the reason several of my family members are obese.  People are getting sick because of pesticides and virulent bacteria in our food but corporations still do not change their ways.  This is the hideous beast our way of life in America has produced and now we cannot kill it.  Instead of asking for smaller changes to lead to a healthier food system, some people can only focus on the radical changes.  I am sorry to say but vegans and vegetarians are not going to convert America into a no meat eating country.  Maybe if they would stop telling everyone to stop eating meat and/or acting like they are so much better than everyone else they could make some differences.  I have slowly but surely started despising America for what it has become and what it will probably always be.  When it comes to America’s food system now, I do not know if I even care anymore.

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