Food fascism has been applied to certain groups in our society. The term evolved as a protest against people who choose to eat pure foods based on informed choice. These people have legitimate concerns because of gluten sensitivity, Celiac disease or leaky gut. Some of us have chosen to become vegetarians because we do not want to eat meat from animals that have been contaminated with antibiotics and fed corn or soy that have been genetically engineered.
The so called food fascists are an irritant to those who continue to stick their heads in the sand regarding the contamination of our foods with pesticides and chemicals. The term food fascism is an overkill in describing a different way of thinking about food and eating food. I think it is also a backlash against Michelle Obama and her lame attempt at helping her fellow citizens to eat well. We know that she cannot address the root of the problem because she will vilified. Additionally, her husband is in the pockets of the biggest corporate fascist.
Food fascism is a strong term considering its meaning in history – totalitarian governments and leaders forcible suppress opposition to that form of government. Food fascism is more aptly applied to the people who criticize those of us who are concerned about the take over of our food systems and our right to know what we put into our bodies for sustenance. We are selective in our food choices because we have the knowledge about what is happening with genetic engineering and the chemical glyphosate. We know that this chemical is sprayed on food crops indiscriminately to kill pests – some of which are beneficial to the soil. This in turn causes the rise in cancers, diabetes, obesity, autism among many other diseases. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has said that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans”. The organizations that do research on this topic – too numerous to mention – have evaluated this over the years. This new data is still being evaluated by the World Health Organization who has created an ad hoc expert task force to assess the new data. This idea of the ad hoc task force informs me that they don’t care and don’t believe the findings. They are going to fart around with the information then forget about it. They know we are not paying attention. The World Health Organization (WHO) is in the pockets of Monsanto – the biggest corporate fascist.
The real food fascism is being unleashed by companies like Monsanto who seem to believe that our diet should consists of four crops, corn, soy, canola and wheat. These crops are the basis of all the processed foods that some of us eat. These are the processed supermarkets foods that you buy in the boxes and packages with a 100 ingredients list and 1000 year shelf life. It is the list of ingredients that you cannot pronounce. Food fascism is forcing us to eat foods (especially the very poor who cannot afford organic) without full knowledge and consent about the tampered crops that have been genetically engineered. This GMO food has been proven to have cumulative negative health effects on the human organism.
Food fascism is applied by the people who act like cults – the Monsantos’ of this world who are steadfast in their belief that genetically engineered foods are good for us. They are the real food fascists because they are quickly and quietly taking over our food systems without our full participation as citizens in a democracy. In a free society citizens should know about the food that they consume. They should be informed about chemicals, pesticides and GMO’s present in the foods. If we are not given the opportunity to object – to ask questions about what is in our food then we are being ruled by corporate fascists and we will never have true freedom of choice.