June 9, 2009

Plastic Food

Our experiment in living free of packaging -- and generally,anything fake and plasticky -- was basically another way of looking at the crazy approach that our culture takes to producing and selling food. Eliminating plastic packaging from your purchasing diet will quickly eliminate plastic food from your eating diet: when you vote against buying a frozen chicken pot pie because it comes in a plastic container inside a plastic bag inside a box, you are voting against the fake food* that is in that plastic container inside the plastic bag inside the box. Plastic-free living cuts out about 95% of what is available at the supermarket, highlighting just how much truly junk "food" they were trying to sell you in the first place.

* Swanson's Chicken Pot Pie contains: "Cooked Chicken Meat (Cooked Dark Meat Chicken, Water, Salt, Soy Protein Isolate, Carrageenan, Modified Food Starch, Sodium Phosphate, Spice Extract), Shortening (Lard, Hydrogenated Lard, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil), Potatoes With Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Cooked Mechanically Separated Chicken, Modified Food Starch" mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

1 comment:

  1. My favorite trash free family!
    I like term plastic food. I have continued to update your progress on my blog and on twitter. I found some interesting information to support your healthy living conserns with processed food. Half way there! Keep it up.
    Chad M. Wall
    Eco-Trash Solutions