Long long ago and not so far away in a place much like this one, food went backwards. People filled their grocery stores with poisonous edible substances. They put the worst foods up front within easy reach, so everybody kept eating them.
Oh Granny, poisonous food isn’t edible. Give me a break.
This food was tasty. Everybody liked it. And people didn’t get sick right away. A gradual inflammation set in. Immune systems were weakened. Poisons accumulated so slowly, people hardly noticed until they were middle-aged and felt awful.
Come on Granny, what’s the point of poisoning people? Why would anybody do that?
Well, I don’t know if it was intentional or accidental. Food companies just wanted to make a buck, I think. We had funny oils, sugars, chemicals added to almost everything. Food scientists ramped it all up, got people addicted to the taste. Some chemicals gave food a longer shelf life.
Shelf life? What’s that?
It’s the length of time you can keep food on your shelf. People would keep food in their pantries for months or even years.
Ha! No way! Why would anybody eat old food?
Way! That’s how it was back then. People stocked up on food. You could buy cans of anything and everything. The lining of the cans held a poison that sapped your energy. BPA. Messed up your hormones. People got tired, and the food they ate didn’t energize them.
Wait. You tell me nobody ate fresh veggies, nobody planted gardens?
A few did, I guess. And way in the back of the store, they offered fresh veggies, but most of those were filled with pesticides.
Besides, nobody ever wanted to prepare veggies, not really. Too much washing and chopping.
Most folks were so busy and so tired, they relied on convenience foods. Everything was convenience, pre-chopped, pre-cooked. Or fast food — burgers, pizza, deep fried chicken. People rushed around, competed with each other. Run run run – then drop with fatigue.
Like, Competition of the Zombies?
Sure. They were entranced. Things are different now, thank Chlorophyll.
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