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How Our Food System Compromises Modern Diets to Justify Nutritional Supplementation

Who will eventually control all phases of the global food system from the ‘dirt to the dinner plate’ including agricultural production?

Annemarie Berukoff
12 min readNov 2, 2023

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Does this statement give you food for thought…or does it matter?

“We shouldn’t be surprised that consumers have no real understanding of food because they have no sense of connectedness with the land or farmers or factory farming — “controlled contract production” who bring them their food. Our food system has moved beyond independent family farms, food processors and wholesalers to giant, publicly held, profit margin, food processing and distribution firms now as giant conglomerates into five or six even larger “global food chain clusters. We now have regional and national chains of large supermarkets and even larger retail “Super Centers,” franchised restaurants and fast food joints … As the four or five dominant global food retailers link up with existing “global food chain clusters,” they well eventually control all phases of the global food system from the ‘dirt to the dinner plate’ including agricultural production.”Quoted from the article: The New American Food System by the Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation (PPNF Newsletter)

Medical Timeline

In the last 100 years our medical timeline has moved from using leeches, no sanitation, no microscopes, and superstitions to an antiseptic world of sanitation, miracle drugs, electronic telescopes, and molecular genetics where the DNA strands of a genome can be traced.

We can even combine different species such as splicing a fish gene with a wheat gene to grow a plant that is resistant to water damage. We can create life in a test-tube and have cloned animals as well as ponder the cloning of humans.

Yet, after the lights are out, the lab is empty, and the diagnostic tests, drugs and surgery have played their roles, each American has spent nearly $12,900 on health care in 2021. On a scale of 1 to 10, how can the average person evaluate his or her expectation of healthy living minus disease interventions in this modern society? Perhaps we live longer, but what is the quality of longevity?

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Annemarie Berukoff

Retired teacher — Affiliate Marketer, Big Picture Wisdom, author 4 e-books: social media teens, eco-fiction ecology https://helpfulmindstreamforchanges.com