Comments On - Collaborating in the Name of Food

Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 7/31/2012 8:49:44 AM
But I like soda and candy....
p, m, ME
Posted: 1/27/2011 10:58:11 PM
Okay, you got your answer to this when you saw who was funding this thing. Kellog's. What is there product? Corn. Corn is GMO. It's used to make high fructose corn syrup. What you have is an organization with a LOT of dollars behind it to continue the promulgation that "hfcs is okay in moderation" bs.
This is a travesty. It's a waste of money and time and energy.
You want to change how the medical community approaches the food industry, teach them the truth about nutrition.
Outlaw the use of hfcs as an additive to any food, MSG as well.
Allow people on food stamps to use that money to buy supplements, and forbid the use for soda pop and candy.
There are some states that allow the use of their ebt card, the food stamp side to purchase fast food. That needs to change.
This thing, this coalition is crap.
Rene, Tulsa, OK
Posted: 1/27/2011 6:26:24 AM
In theory it's a wonderful concept but they are pretty lofty goals. Good luck with trying to get big business to go along with any of these goals. I think Bruce is right that the movement needs to come from the ground up and even then it will be a struggle. At least the small Urban independent thinking local farmers are not threated by those of like mind.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 1/27/2011 6:16:30 AM
Collaboration is a great concept, as long as it is voluntary. We collaborate all the time on a local, personal level. Any time we gather together like-minded people and groups and establish common goals and objectives, voila! we have collaboration. The problems usually arrive when the newly formed group attempts to enforce its collective opinion on those who chose not to join. That's called coercion and worse. Often, it is called government regulation. When free choice is taken away from individuals by anyone including groups, that becomes despotism and no amount of good intentions will ever make up for that.

I like national groups for the impact they can have in the exchange of ideas. But I am a firm believer that the real power of change for improvement comes from the ground up, not the other way round.

Change for the sake of change or for the sake of uniformity or conformity is not an improvement.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 1/26/2011 11:02:55 AM
As long as they don't start regulating us...
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 1/25/2011 10:51:13 PM
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