Saturday, October 16, 2010

Scary Food Advertisement....

I'm a bad blogger....I know.  Time gets away from me.  That said, I ran into a weekly circular for a local grocery store that frightened me so much that I had to make the time to post this one.  I'm not getting into what store, what circular etc.  The content alone is horrifying. So, here's my take on it:

I flip through the local grocery store circulars every week.  I actually look forward to it.  It's a little quiet time when I plan out the meals and try to make the healthiest grocery list possible and stick to a budget.  Smack on the front of one of the fliers is an advertisement for a sale on sea scallops- this has my attentionSeafood? Yummmy.  Before my mind even has the chance to contemplate the bottle of chardonnay that will be scrumptious with our scallops dinner, I see bold font next to it that reads, and I kid you not, "Chemical Free."  WHAT??????? Are you serious that "Chemical Free" is a bonus, selling point of food in our grocery stores?  Has food processing and preparation seriously come to the point that if our food doesn't say "Chemical Free" then we need to assume it has chemicals?  Never mind the fact that this particular item isn't even a processed food's shellfish.  It was a live, living, breathing form of sea creature...and I should be jumping for joy because not only is it on sale, but it's also chemical free.  Well, hip hip hooray.

Just a reminder about how scary our food can be and how unfair it is to our families and children.  Just a thought.