American Elephants


Mrs. Obama Has Named a New Food Czar, Who Believes in “Food Justice.” by The Elephant's Child

B4l5uTsCYAAgUgdB4Wpse8IUAEEkKuFirst Lady Michelle Obama has named a new Executive Director  of “Let’s Move”— one Debra Eschmeyer. a self-described “food justice” activist,”and a former editor of Food Justice magazine.

Food Justice,” she said,”seeks to ensure that the benefits and risks of where, what, and how food is grown, produced, transported, distributed, accessed, and eaten are shared fairly.”

It represents a transformation of the current food system, including but not limited to eliminating disparities and inequities.

Oh oh.

Debra Eschmeyer reportedly grew up on a dairy farm, is an organic farmer herself, and represents the left’s war on fast food restaurants, “sugary sweet drinks” (of course), and wants to make sure the kids are eating “healthy foods.” She was inspired by Rachel Carson’s discredited “Silent Spring” that influenced the global warming crowd. Plant based diets, vegetarian diets, get rid of cows, tie everything up with “sustainability,” ecological impact, pesticides, anti-GMO foods, and basically anything that tastes good.

Food Justice argues for transformation of the whole food industry into something they like better.

“In today’s food system, farm workers face difficult and hazardous conditions, low-income neighborhoods lack supermarkets but abound in fast-food restaurants and liquor stores, food products emphasize convenience rather than wholesomeness, and the international reach of American fast-food franchises has been a major contributor to an epidemic of ‘globesity,’” a description of the book states. “To combat these inequities and excesses, a movement for food justice has emerged in recent years seeking to transform the food system from seed to table.”

When they get off on “organic food” and start celebrating “local food” they are wandering off the reservation. “Organic” is purely a marketing  ploy for those who have been persuaded that pesticides are dangerous. There is no additional nutritional value, organic growers do use pesticides made from poisonous pyrethrums, and “natural” fertilizer from manure, which if not properly composted can contain e-coli. Even the Department of Agriculture admits that “organic” is only about marketing.

We are fortunate today that in midwinter we can get foods from South America and Australia and not have to depend on canned foods. The fact that fresh foods can be shipped all over the world and remain inexpensive is a tremendous bounty. Naturally, the food police would be opposed.

Every year we get advice from the federal government on what to ear for good health. It usually turns out to be wrong. They were wrong about butter, carbohydrates, fat, meat, and fruit.

Michelle Obama’s idea of reducing childhood obesity by cutting the calories in every student’s diet has left kids hungry, and angry. They have flooded the internet with pictures of their school lunches, and who would blame them? Only a small percentage of kids are actually obese, but these lunches put everyone on a diet.

B4hgD1sCQAA7I_jB4mBoiDCUAATkK3B2_QYa9CEAAGJU2.jpg largeMystery meat, whole grain hotdog buns. No wonder most of the lunches end up in the garbage can. School districts are dropping out of the program because there is too much waste.

No eye appeal at all. Would you eat this crap? I cannot stomach the very language of the “food justice” program, let alone the food the kids are supposed to eat.


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