Originally Posted by Chicharronita
Definitely not always accurate. However, it's a pity that the inmates are being fed a food that's causing them so many health problems, and not given an alternative. Especially when you consider that they were growing their own food before Blagojevich became governor in 2002. Apparently, one of his big campaign donors was Archer Midland Daniels, the likely supplier of the prisons' "food."
Oh, I have so so so much to say about this. Don't even know where to start. I guess I don't get a say in how legal defense funds get spent, but I think I might focus on something different for those inmates. Maybe like not putting them there in the first place, most of them. Prisons for profit? Shudder. This should not be happening. When I lived in NC, I often saw men and women in orange prison outfits labouring at the side of the road, doing public works jobs. They were working for free or very little compensation, I would think. If they didn't have this labour source, the city/county would have had to pay more than slave wages (or nothing at all). Pretty good incentive to keep jailing people. And how sad that they were growing their own food and then had to stop. I had no idea about any of that, but it doesn't surprise me. Look at the schools. It's starting to be so you can't send your kid with something not in a package, like a homemade muffin, for (apparent) fear of allergen contamination. I know this has nothing to do with tofu.Chicharronita said:
[/QUOTE]That's a good comparison. I'll bet if walnuts started being overly-processed and then added to a wide range of foods (that don't usually contain them), people would develop a sensitivity to them like some of us have to soy.[/QUOTE]
North Americans do tend to go overboard on the latest wonder food. Or, if not wonder food, food they're producing on a massive scale, in a mono-culture, that is subsidized by the government for some reason or other. So yeah, soy and corn. I DO definitely think that putting one food in everything is a bad idea, and I stay away (as much as possible) from soy isolates. Really, I try to stay away from processed food, period. But tofu I put in a different camp. Some cultures have been eating this stuff for a couple thousand years.