"Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by Dogma which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become."
- Steve Jobs

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Did you Know?

  • The average supermarket chicken contains nearly a pint of ‘bad’ fat, traces of antibiotics, has hock burns from standing in its own excrement and bones so spongy they can be minced up to make hot dogs.
  • Single servings of some ready-made puddings contain the same amount of salt as two packets of crisps
  • Milk is cheaper than water in many shops
  • Only 20% of apples consumed in the UK are produced here
  • One Dairy Lea Lunchable (harvest ham) contains 37% more salt than the recommended maximum daily intake for a 6 year old child
  • To fly a Kiwi fruit to the UK takes the same weight in fuel as the fruit
  • Up to 30% of road freight is food related
  • Robinsons ‘Fruit Shoot’ Juice Drink contains only 11% juice. You would need to purchase 31 300ml bottles, costing £20.60, before you would get a litre of pure, undiluted fruit juice.
  • There is 70g of sugar in a 500ml bottle of ready mixed Ribena. The same amount as seven lollipops and 10g more than a 10 year old child's recommended maximum sugar intake for a whole day.
  • Sugar puffs are 49% sugar.
  • Some canned ham may contain just 55% meat – padded out with water, ‘pork protein’ (gelatine), salt, sugar and additives.
  • Most hot dogs are made from ‘mechanically separated’ chicken flesh, mixed with water, a little pork, and a wide range of starches, collagens and additives.
  • Supermarket fresh pork chops are often injected with water and salt to make them… ‘more succulent’.
  • On average for every £1 spent on food in the supermarket farmers get 9p
  • At a school I visited recently the burgers served, I assumed they were beef, contained: 48% chicken, water, beef fat, beef heart, rusk, starch, onion, salt, spices hydrolysed vegetable protein, etc, etc. (no beef meat)
  • Some soups are as salty as seawater. Researchers discovered a chicken soup from the New Covent Garden Food Company had 6.25g of salt per 250g bowl. There are 3.5g of salt in 100g of seawater. The Food Standards Agency recommends adults to consume no more than 6 grams of salt in a day.

PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FARMERS MARKET and buy fresh non-tampered with veg, fruit and meats! Car boot sales also have a variety of fruit and veg stalls where you can buy sprouts still on the stalk, carrots wtill with all the leaves on, and spuds still covered with soil. MMMMM!!!!

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