If it Quacks…

Well, I wrote it and somehow hit the wrong key and lost it.  Not happy about that.  Since the ‘draft saved’ message has been flashing at the bottom of the screen the entire time, I know that the darn draft is in there somewhere, but I can’t find it.  Curse my extremely low-tech skills.

The title of this post refers to the quaint old adage, known as the Duck Test.  “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it’s probably a duck.”  May be true about ducks and other things, but not about processed food products.  Those food industry scientists spend years experimenting, testing combinations of ingredients & chemical additives to achieve a product that looks and maybe even swims and quacks, but is not the real deal…food.

The dust jacket of Warner’s Pandora’s Lunchbox features the image of a shrink wrapped package of orange American cheese slices.  On the inside flap is this line that caused my eyebrows to shoot up:  “If a piece of individually wrapped cheese can retain its shape, color, and texture for years, what does it say about the food we eat and feed to our children?”

Think about it…

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