I always get a kick out of when city people suddenly get a clue that meat comes from animals, and that one has to kill the animal to get the meat.
I guess I spent too much time on farms and ranches as well as hunting. Butchering hogs is terrible work that is only made worth it by the ambrosia that is bacon.
On foaming agents - it's to keep the hot oil from foaming while cooking, which is really important when processing a zillion nuggets.
I'll take whatever is offered today in the USA as food over what was put out 100 years ago in the factories. You know, that time of man and nature producing perfect food? When people rarely lived past 60.
I always get a kick when 'country people' refer to everyone else dismissively as city people, as if that actually explains anything or nullifies what we actually know. Sorry, but no matter where you live, a bad diet and and poor exercise habits does the same thing everywhere, and that exists in the country as well. You can go to some rural places and see alot of pastey and soft looking bodies, like a grub, and people just don't look all too healthy. Since I've lived in both, I have an idea what people look like other than just having such a narrow frame of reference.
Eating too much, and in partiular some of the foods that we subsist on- high energy processed foods is some of the worst things you can do to yourself. Smoking and drinking are often to blame, but the effects of eating can jeopardize your health just the same- why wouldn't it? This is the fuel that your cells get energy from and the basis from which your body replenishes and reproduces from. You wouldn't necessarily drink a chemical dye on its own, but you consume it anyway when it's put in foods to make it look appealing.
But at least they were healthy when they died, as opposed to now.
That makes no sense. There really is something wrong with that statement. Now, in the past, people didn't live long enough to get some of these conditions, it's true. They weren't being felled by a lot of the condtions that people have now, it was something else doing it- like primitive medical attention, being worked to death, and so on. But how you go from that to believing that processed foods are suddenly ok is not a good conclusion.