I've had this food rant building in my head for a week or so. Recently I went to Safeway to get a prescription filled. I get all my prescriptions from Canada so I don't really go to the local pharmacy very often - this happened to be on the way for me. I'm not a Safeway shopper - I do most of my shopping at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. But I had a bit of a wait for the prescripton so I figure I could at least get a loaf of bread and maybe a few other groceries. I went through that bread aisle and every single loaf of wheat bread had high fructose corn syrup as one of the ingredients. Why? Why do pickles need yellow dye #5? When did our food get so polluted?
So that's how this food rant in my head got started. But then the other day I read one of my favorite columnists and he had it all there - everything I wanted to say. So I'll let him say it for me.