Pre Sliced Bread

I often wonder what is in a loaf of Wonder bread.
I wonder why there is no weight to it.
I wonder if it contains helium and if
it will momentarily change my voice
if I breath it in deep.
I wonder if I tied a dozen loaves of
Wonder bread together,
would they lift me off the ground
and carry me away?
I wonder… Is it really bread?

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The downfall of modern man may have began in 1928 when the first loaf of bread pre-sliced by a machine was packaged for convenience and sold.

What has the benefit of convenience cost us?

IMG_1747Pre ground coffee beans are a perfect example of how convenience has robbed us. The natural oils and antioxidants released when coffee is ground oxidize soon after the coffee is ground. The taste difference between fresh beans ground just before brewing, and a can of ground coffee is obvious to anyone who loves a good cup of coffee.

IMG_1746Baby cut carrots are soaked in a chlorine solution supposedly to eliminate food born illnesses such as E.coli and as such, drained of many vital nutrients. Degraded nutritional value has become the norm with packaged convenience foods, as well as packaged pre-washed vegetables and salads.

Manipulating food doesn’t stop with vegetables and grains. Consider how cattle on growth hormones are kept in cramped quarters to prevent exercise that might toughen the meat, or the hormonally infused chicken with such unnaturally large breasts that their legs break under the strain of the unnatural weight.

Synthetic:
formed through a chemical process by human agency, as opposed to those of natural origin.


Food:
any nourishing substance that is eaten, drunk, or otherwise taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy, promote growth, etc.

Synthetic food is everywhere.

Americans feel strongly about their Twinkie’s. They’ve been marketed as a nostalgic treat that was good enough for our moms to serve to us. To hate Twinkie’s is to hate mom.

IMG_1737 Question:
Twinkie- What the hell is that? Is it a food?
Answer:
Based on the above definition of food, no. Twinkie’s are not a food.

On February 9th 1979, Saturday Night Live featured a skit called “Pre Chew Charlie’s”. This was a restaurant for people who for various reasons wanted the convenience of not having to chew their food. It is a natural progression to go from growing your own food to pre- sliced, washed, cooked. What comes next? Pre- chewed, swallowed, digested. Isn’t that what smoothies are?

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What’s the point of eating?

I’m not a patchouli smelling, granola breathing, kale eater with bushy armpits and dread locks… only because I don’t have that kind of time, but knowing that the food on the shelves of most grocery stores are products of corporate America, the natural enemy of all that is morally and ethically right, is disconcerting. When has corporate America, or the government for that matter had our best interests at heart? They are concerned with their own profits and personal gain. We would all do well to go back to the basics.

The best thing since sliced bread for me might be a farmers market.
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The Daily Post
Feb 13, 2015
Daily Prompt
Sliced Bread
Most of us have heard the saying, “That’s the best thing since sliced bread!” What do you think is actually the best thing since sliced bread?

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4 thoughts on “Pre Sliced Bread

  1. Not all countries sell bread sliced. In Israel, there is sliced bread, but many (most) people prefer unsliced bread. It turns out, slicing bread is not that difficult a skill to learn. A good knife and a moderately steady hand. The mass-produced bread in this country is crap.

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    1. I agree, and there’s nothing like fresh baked bread. I don’t see the appeal in packaged food. I think it’s just as easy if not easier to prepare fresh than to cook the boxed stuff anyway. What do I know.

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