Last week, a small shop in St. Paul received a visit from a banning bureaucrat after some nervous nellie saw the candy cigarettes being sold in the store and proceeded to contact the authorities. A city inspector showed up and ordered the items to be removed from the retail floor, and the shop owner was threatened with further fines if there were further complaints.
In St. Paul, Minnesota, non-carcinogenic confections were banned, along with cartoon character lighters, in 2009. Imagine the influence those Woody Woodpecker lighters can have on adults who need a lighter to light their smokes?
Indeed, we live in a land where baby milk formula is loaded with genetically modified soy, corn syrup, sugars, vegetable oil, corn maltodextrin, soybean oil, and other toxins produced by the industrial system. Baby formula is, in fact, baby’s very first junk food. Some baby formulas even include chemically-extracted additives that are added to “enhance mental development,” according to lame clinical studies trotted out by formula manufacturers. These additives have caused numerous illnesses and suspected deaths in babies, yet they continue to have the blessing of the FDA. In fact, the USDA has approved these additives for organic products because they have been deemed “natural.”
Children, at an early age, after their baby formula days are over, are encouraged to drink chemical bombs in the form of soda, energy drinks, sports drinks, and those oh-so-healthy fruit drinks that have colorful cartons with cartoon characters that attract young children to their contents. Then we have the cereal aisle in every grocery store in America – loaded with one addicitive sugar bomb after another. And again, they have cartoon characters galore all over the boxes to attract the child customer base. Early on, children are being adapted to and prepared for the sweet life and addiction to the sugar-chemical diet they will consume most of their lives.
But those fake Camels with little pink tips that children play with so they can make fun of adults are the problem. Not the chemical “food” they get hooked on at a ripe young age that will serve to make them a lifelong client of the Big Agra-Big Pharma-Big Medical complex. Follow me on Twitter @karenecoster.3:40 pm on December 27, 2012 Email Karen De Coster