I’m sorry folks — I just couldn’t help myself. While reading this article by Rich Keller from CattleNetwork.com, I was in complete agreeance when he said, “You can’t fix stupid.” A prime example is seen in Kirstie Alley and David Letterman who are blaming obesity on the pesticides, herbicides and fungicides used in food production.
Dave: ‘Everybody would like to lose weight …. I blame the American food producers because …. we get addicted to the food and the grease and we love it. Cake frosting, forget it, that’s all I eat.’
I almost can’t believe that he’s serious – but then I read on.
Kirstie: ‘That’s what I’m working on now, is getting all the chemicals out of my life, out of all the foods, the pesticides, the insecticides, the herbicides, fungicides, all the antibiotics, all the hormones that are in food. It really is what’s making us fat because I’ve always eaten a lot and I wasn’t fat,’
Pick up a freakin’ science book or agricultural magazine for cripes sake! This is just another example of why we need to strive to reach the public on a face-to-face level and show them the truths of food production. How many people will take Kirstie’s words and believe them? If three viewers believed her, that’s three people too many.
Keep working and advocating,