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  •  YES! Thank you and your wife too! (2+ / 0-)
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    melo, foucaultspendulum

    This is the diary that's been in my heart all day in response to all of our severe American reliance on mega-chain restaurants which do not benefit Americans, period, but only take away from two things: 1.) Americans eating good, home-cooked food and 2.) mom and pop owned or local restaurants serving good, home-cooked food.

    Earlier today, I was thinking about how Americans seem to define their cultural heritage through their consumerism -- including food consumerism -- in a very disturbing way. I feel like our choices to continue to support chains only shackles us to that weird cultural heritage which undermines our true strength as a nation of diverse, pro-labor, and if not pro-local, let me substitute the term geographically localized/regionalized people who have the ability to make choices which can better benefit everyone.

    We need to find ways to stop suckling at the teat of a mother whose breast milk is economically poisonous to us.

    We need to liberate ourselves from one of our most difficult shackles: corporatocracy. With food, it becomes particularly difficult because this daily need is so easily supplied by an eager Capitalist with a franchised stick of lard to pacify our hunger.

    We need to remember who were are: we are human beings who are interconnected, who have more resources than we realize, who must be self-reliant yet also not afraid to lean more on one another rather than to find our community in the world of the 1%.

    We need to find out that we are being robbed even as we are being told we are being nourished.

    To do that, I support the points above, and I support this diary. Thank you to you for helping advance an important message today that helps remind people of which war we are fighting and how insidious it is, no holds barred, and with great respect to your excellent wife.

    Tipped & rec'd with enthusiasm.  

    •  Do not EVER buy cheese with wood in it. Cellulose (2+ / 0-)
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      foucaultspendulum, Senor Unoball

      is included in many grated cheeses. I have never heard of food grade cellulose because Humans are unable to digest cellulose because we lack the appropriate enzymes to break it down.

      Cellulose is common in processed foods, often labeled as reduced-fat or high-fiber -- products like breads, pancakes, crackers, pizza crusts, muffins, scrambled eggs, mashed potato mixes, and even cheesecake.

      Pepsi (PEP) uses cellulose in the following products:
      Aunt Jemima Frozen Blueberry Pancakes
      Aunt Jemima Original Syrup

      Kellogg (K) uses cellulose in the following products:
      MorningStar Farms Chik'n Nuggets
      MorningStar Farms Chik Patties Original
      MorningStar Farms Buffalo Wings Veggie Wings
      Eggo Nutri-Grain Blueberry waffles
      Eggo Strawberry Waffles
      Eggo Blueberry Waffles
      Cinnabon Pancakes Original
      Cinnabon Pancakes Caramel
      Cinnabon Snack Bars Original
      Cinnabon Snack Bars Baked Cinnamon Apple

       Weight Watchers International (WTW) uses cellulose in the following products:
      Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich
      English Toffee Crunch Ice Cream Bar
      Giant Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Bar

      General Mills (GIS) uses cellulose in the following products:
      Fiber One Ready-To-Eat Muffins (Wild Blueberry & Oats; Mixed Fruit, Nuts & Honey; Apple Cinnamon Bun, Banana Chocolate Chip)
      Fiber One Original cereal
      Fiber One Chewy Bars (90 Calorie Chocolate, 90 Calorie Chocolate Peanut Butter)
      Fiber One baking products (Apple Cinnamon Muffin Mix, Banana Nut Muffin Mix, Blueberry Muffin Mix)
      Pillsbury Moist Supreme Classic Yellow Cake Mix
      Pillsbury Mozzarella and Pepperoni Pastry Puffs
      Pillsbury Cheese and Spinach Crescent Pastry Puffs
      Pillsbury Artichoke and Spinach Bread Bowl Bites
      Pillsbury Buffalo Chicken Crescent Pastry Puffs
      Pillsbury Cream Cheese and Jalapeno Bread Bowl Bites
      Betty Crocker whipped frostings (Strawberry Mist, Chocolate, Cream Cheese)
      Betty Crocker Vanilla Amazing Glazes
      Duncan Hines Cake Mixes (Devil's Food Cake Mix, Dark Chocolate Fudge, Strawberry Supreme, Fudge Marble, Classic Yellow, French Vanilla)

      McDonald's (MCD) uses cellulose in the following products:
      Fish Filet Patty
      McRib
      Premium Caesar Salad
      Chipotle BBQ Snack Wrap
      Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken
      Southern Style Chicken Biscuit
      Strawberry Sundae
      Natural Swiss Cheese (used in McRib, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Angus Mushroom & Swiss, Premium Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich, Premium Crispy Chicken Club Sandwich, Angus Mushroom & Swiss Snack Wrap)
      Shredded Cheddar/Jack Cheese (used in Ranch Snack Wrap (Crispy and Grilled), Honey Mustard Snack Wrap (Crispy and Grilled), Chipotle BBQ Snack Wrap (Crispy and Grilled), Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken, Premium Southwest Salad with/without Crispy/Grilled Chicken, Premium Bacon Ranch Salad with/without Crispy/Grilled Chicken, McSkillet Burrito with Sausage)
      Barbeque Sauce
      Sweet 'N Sour Sauce
      Shredded Parmesan Cheese (used in Premium Caesar Salad with/without Crispy/Grilled Chicken)
      Biscuit (Large and Regular) (used to make Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, Sausage Biscuit with Egg, Sausage Biscuit, Southern Style Chicken Biscuit, Big Breakfast with/without Hotcakes)
      Vanilla Reduced Fat Ice Cream (used in Strawberry Sundae, Hot Caramel Sundae, Hot Fudge Sundae, McFlurry with M&M'S Candies, McFlurry with OREO Cookies, Chocolate Triple Thick Shake, Strawberry Triple Thick Shake, Vanilla Triple Thick Shake)
      Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup (used in Premium Roast Coffee, Espresso)

      Sara Lee (SLE) uses cellulose in the following products:
      Jimmy Dean Frozen Breakfast Bowl (Sausage & Gravy)
      Jimmy Dean D-lights Turkey Sausage Breakfast Bowl
      Jimmy Dean D-lights Turkey Sausage Croissant
      Jimmy Dean Breakfast Entr'e (Scrambled Eggs with Bacon/Sausage and Cheese Diced Apples & Seasoned Hash)

       Yum's Brands' (YUM) Taco Bell uses cellulose in the following products:
      Southwest Chicken
      Caramel Apple Empanada
      Corn Tortilla

       Kraft Foods (KFT) uses cellulose in the following products:

      Wheat Thins Fiber Selects
      Frozen Bagel-Fuls
      Macaroni & Cheese Thick 'n Creamy
      Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Three Cheese W/mini-shell Pasta

      Yum's Brands' (YUM) Pizza Hut uses cellulose in the following products:
      Parmesan Romano Cheese
      Taco Bean Sauce
      Shredded Cheddar (for Taco Pizza)
      Breadstick Seasoning (used to make Cheese Breadsticks)
      WingStreet Bone-In (in the batter)
      Meatballs (for pasta products, sandwiches)
      White Pasta Sauce (used for PastaBakes Marinara, PastaBakes Meatball Marinara, PastaBakes Primavera, PastaBakes Chicken Primavera)
      Alfredo Sauce (used for PastaBakes Marinara, PastaBakes Meatball Marinara, PastaBakes Primavera, PastaBakes Chicken Primavera)
      Fat Free Ranch Dressing

      Wendy's Arby's (WEN) uses cellulose in the following products:
      Asiago Cheese (used in Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad, Asiago Ranch Chicken Club, Caesar Side Salad)
      Fat Free French Dressing (for Apple Pecan Chicken Salad, Baja Salad, Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad, BLT Cobb Salad)
      Blue Cheese Crumbles (used in Apple Pecan Chicken Salad, BLT Cobb Salad)
      Cheddar Pepper Jack Cheese Blend, Shredded
      Chocolate Sauce
      Coffee Toffee Twisted Frosty (Chocolate, Vanilla)
      Frosty (Chocolate and Vanilla)

      Sonic (SONC) uses cellulose in the following products:
      Ice Cream
      Sonic Blast
      Banana Split
      Ice Cream Cone

      Dole Food (DOLE) uses cellulose in the following products:
      Peaches & Cr'me Parfait
      Apples & Cr'me Parfait

       Yum's Brands' (YUM) KFC uses cellulose in the following products:
      KFC Cornbread Muffin
      Apple Turnover
      Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce
      Lil' Bucket Strawberry Short Cake Parfait
      Lil' Bucket Lemon Cr'me Parfait
      Lil' Bucket Chocolate Cr'me Parfait
      Oreo Cookies and Cr'me Pie Slice
      Reese's Peanut Butter Pie Slice
      Popcorn Chicken
      Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie Slice

      Nestle (NSRGY) uses cellulose in the following products:
      Hot Cocoa Mixes (Mini Marshmallows, Rich Milk Chocolate, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Caramel)

      "We are a Plutocracy, we ought to face it. We need, desperately, to find new ways to hear independent voices & points of view" Ramsey Clark, U.S. Attorney General.

      by Mr SeeMore on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 12:44:49 AM PST

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    •  mahakali, now tell us what you really think. (; (1+ / 0-)
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      mahakali overdrive

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