Thursday, January 27, 2011


My mother bought these for my son. But they are known hybrids. They're called tangelos. Tangerines mixed with pomelos or grapefruit. Besides the label, you can identify them by the way they bubble out at the top.

Our food supply is largely tampered with. Cultivated foods after all (the foods we buy from most grocers) are generally rearranged in some way to make it "fit" for production, but this kind of blatant tampering is scary *shivers*. So we had to pass. Notice the organic label as well. *double shivers* lol.

Here's another example straight from my facebook page:

Were you able to spot the discrepancy?

It's organic AND seedless. Should be an oxymoron.

Natural foods do not grow without seeds. To do so would ensure that species extinction.

But many unnatural foods are still given the ORGANIC label...

Laboratory designed food is way more common than you may realize, but not so easy to spot because it's not always made by crossing two different species. Instead, the process often involves extensive laboratory work to pick and choose from a variety of desired traits, ending in a completely unnatural result.

From the domestication of the wild blueberry by Elizabeth Coleman White and Dr. Frederick Coville...

To the Charleston Gray Watermelon which was developed by the Southeastern Vegetable Breeding Labratory...

Papayas bred to be disease and wilt resistant...

And more recently, the genes of wild strawberries being cracked (check my post on 12/28/10).

There's no end to the madness.

The more informed we become about the food we eat, the greater the chance that we'll make wise dietary decisions. 

To your health! :)


  1. I don't trust the label "organic." There is no way to prove that said food is in fact organic unless you grow it yourself. Also, so called organic food is more expensive than regular food. So what's stopping markets from pulling of small pieces of produce and putting that special tape on it labeling it "organic"? And this seedless thing scares me. Do you know how hard it is to find a grape with seeds?

    It's our fault for wanting. We want the convenience of having exactly what we want whenever we want it. If we stopped buying strawberries in the winter, they would stop screwing with them.

    I buy in season. I buy from local markets who have dealings with local gardeners. I plan to start a garden for 2011. (2010 had too may issues) I beg for produce from people who I know who garden. In exchange I'll trade and barter my goods and services (that sounded nastier than I meant it).

    It's a small thing but it's a start.


  2. I agree, unless you grow it yourself there is no way to know for sure. I still buy organic produce though because to me it's a much better bet than food that is definitely sprayed with toxic chemicals. I also taste a big difference between non-organic and organic fruit. I've found the non-organic varieties tend to be consistently much sweeter. So who knows what else they're doing to it. It also helps that the organic grocery store I go to buys almost entirely locally produce. When you build up a relationship with some of these local farmers (via farmers markets) there's an increased comfort level that they're not trying to pull a fast one lol. But again not a 100% guarantee.

    I had a grape vine outside my house for years and they tasted nothing like what we buy in stores, much like most of the produce and substitute for the real thing.

    I don't always buy in season but I'd like to get there. lol @ barter your services ;) nah I know what you mean sis, I think it's great that you're taking it back to more natural times.

    It's a great start! :)