Jon Stewart Makes a Request for Food Transparency


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Jon Stewart’s late night snack conundrum could not be funnier or more true! Laughably, Mr. Stewart points out to us how questionable our food supply options are on the commercial shelves. Thankfully, he was able to provide us with a highly comical segment filled enlightenment on our food system. Unfortunately, this still leaves us wondering, what are we eating?

What is a “natural mold inhibitor?” Although it seems as though we are being provided with a full disclosure, this description has left us in the dark wondering what ingredients make up this mysterious component. How “natural” are these ingredients? Of course it will vary from food to food. We know the FDA does not have an official regulation regarding the term “natural.” Therefore, utilizing the term is only a concept of perception versus actual achievement. From plastic fillers in sandwich bread to infected unsound beef, this seems to, as Jon Stewart artfully illustrates, leave us questioning our next bite.

Photo via: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart



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Deanna Olson

Deanna calls Central Minnesota home. She attended St. Cloud State University and obtained her BA in Applied Sociology. Her emphasis focused on politics and systematic policies. Her greatest concentration revolved around food consumption and practices in our current society and global market place. Now, Deanna is a busy and blessed mom of two. She has fueled her love for research and food into her family by making and providing conscientious and healthy options for her family and local community. At this time, Deanna is also a board member at her local food co-op where she contributes articles written for parents and works to network and empower local food growers and community members to provide sustainable and locally grown foods for their community. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, horses, and anything that allows for fun outdoors (with the exception of high places...eek)!

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