Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Heinz ~ False Claims? ~ Books
If you haven't heard, Heinz is being put under the microscope for claims they say could be false. They claim their vinegar is "all natural" but sources state that Heinz has been using GMO corn to make it. This is probably old news by the time I post this.
All I can do is sigh. How do we really know any of the "organic" labeled food is even organic? We don't. Unless of course you grow it, raise it, make it yourself. And in this case, it's not organic, it's the "all natural" question.
And this is why I choose the hard work of self-sufficiency. And of course, the seeds we grow, are now carefully sought out from reputable seed companies.
I may not be able to do everything myself, but I can do the best I can, with what I can. And I can be proud of it.
Other than using white distilled vinegar for homemade cleaners, we use it often during canning season (pickles, relish, etc.).
I have now borrowed a book from the library, and sharing it for those who want to make homemade vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is used quite often here too, but we do buy Bragg's organic. I am still waiting for the book to come in, but in the mean time, I am sharing these:
I'm about halfway through this book. It's very enlightening and full of information. Seeds of Deception, by Jeffrey M. Smith - Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You're Eating.
I started this book too. It's an analysis of the fate of our fish, and compares farm raised to wild caught. A very good book too - Four Fish, by Paul Greenberg.