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How come most food in the US is either...
... tasteless or filled with chemicals?

Seriously! Having traveled outside of the US, I can honestly say that the food here is lacking not only in nutrition but taste---especially when you compare it to other places around the world.

Don't get me wrong: I'm a good cook and can make even the worst meal edible, but damn, son, I can't help but think the FDA is just trying to kill us with all their "approved" poison.

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Removing nutrition increases shelf life.
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Re: How come most food in the US is either...
Removing nutrition increases shelf life.
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Our bread is tasteless and our cheese is a joke.
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Removing nutrition increases shelf life.
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Maybe for the food, but certainly not for the humans who consume it.
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Removing nutrition increases shelf life.
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Our bread is tasteless and our cheese is a joke.
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Right! We just had "pumpkin pie" that tasted more like water than pumpkin. And don't get me started on the apples!
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Also, I have no idea why my posts show me as being in Canada. I'm not in Canada; I'm in the midwest (USA). Go figure?!
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You will probably like our steak(don't get one from a chain restaurant) and our barbecue.

Also, avoid using a knife and fork when eating pizza.

Don't be "that guy".

Last Edited by swamprat on 11/21/2020 04:17 PM
We aren't cut out to be socialists.We are the people who couldn't be constrained by Europe. We are the malcontents, idealists, speculators, dreamers, inventors, debtors and criminals who would not be chained. We don't play well with others, we are brash, outlandish and cunning. let us do what we do best; let us be Americans.
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And to the hater who just gave me Red Karma claiming that I was "Dropped as a baby?"

I'm sorry to disappoint you---but, nobody dropped me as a baby. However, I was trampled by horses when I was a young child, so maybe you're on to something. Feel better now?
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You will probably like our steak(don't get one from a chain restaurant) and our barbecue.
 Quoting: swamprat


100% agree.

The thing is... chains were good back in the day to help get the word out, but nowadays, most are run by children who couldn't care less about quality. And, sadly, I can't blame them because management cares even less.
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And to the hater who just gave me Red Karma claiming that I was "Dropped as a baby?"

I'm sorry to disappoint you---but, nobody dropped me as a baby. However, I was trampled by horses when I was a young child, so maybe you're on to something. Feel better now?
 Quoting: Paradox927


They haven't gone anywhere and think McDonald's fries is the height of cuisine.

But I have seen nasty stuff passed off as "food" overseas.
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Its called well fare food elite want everyone eating the same
no exceptions but their own.
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Re: How come most food in the US is either...
... tasteless or filled with chemicals?

Seriously! Having traveled outside of the US, I can honestly say that the food here is lacking not only in nutrition but taste---especially when you compare it to other places around the world.

Don't get me wrong: I'm a good cook and can make even the worst meal edible, but damn, son, I can't help but think the FDA is just trying to kill us with all their "approved" poison.

broccoli fight
 Quoting: Paradox927


Agree that most of it is crap, but if you are lucky enough to live where there is a local 'foodshed' you can eat real food. Localharvest.org has a feature where you can put in your zipcode and find local food close to you. I think there are versions in other countries as well. A lot of people here use CSA's (community supported agriculture) where you buy a subscription and get a weekly allotment..for veggies, fruits, milk and cheese, breads, meats, pickles, etc. I can't stand to eat in restaurants anymore because it really is all the same thing from the same supplier - and way overpriced.

It's also opening day for hunting a lot of places if you like venison.
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And to the hater who just gave me Red Karma claiming that I was "Dropped as a baby?"

I'm sorry to disappoint you---but, nobody dropped me as a baby. However, I was trampled by horses when I was a young child, so maybe you're on to something. Feel better now?
 Quoting: Paradox927


They haven't gone anywhere and think McDonald's fries is the height of cuisine.

But I have seen nasty stuff passed off as "food" overseas.
 Quoting: swamprat


Right! What some restaurants and grocery stores around here (the US) try to pass off as "food" is absolutely horrifying. My family and I do our best to source our food locally, but it's getting increasingly difficult to do so.
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I remember when burgers from all the fast food places tasted like burgers. Especially Wendys was dripping with grease and a great meat smell. Now the meat tastes like soy bark. It has to be additives, preservatives and whatever chemicals in the feed they use for animals. You are what you eat.
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Re: How come most food in the US is either...
... tasteless or filled with chemicals?

Seriously! Having traveled outside of the US, I can honestly say that the food here is lacking not only in nutrition but taste---especially when you compare it to other places around the world.

Don't get me wrong: I'm a good cook and can make even the worst meal edible, but damn, son, I can't help but think the FDA is just trying to kill us with all their "approved" poison.

broccoli fight
 Quoting: Paradox927


Agree that most of it is crap, but if you are lucky enough to live where there is a local 'foodshed' you can eat real food. Localharvest.org has a feature where you can put in your zipcode and find local food close to you. I think there are versions in other countries as well. A lot of people here use CSA's (community supported agriculture) where you buy a subscription and get a weekly allotment..for veggies, fruits, milk and cheese, breads, meats, pickles, etc. I can't stand to eat in restaurants anymore because it really is all the same thing from the same supplier - and way overpriced.

It's also opening day for hunting a lot of places if you like venison.
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Yeah, it's hunting season here too, which is helpful. And, thankfully, we rarely go out to eat anymore (even before this CV stuff hit the headlines). But we do live in a rural area, so grocery shopping is pretty much limited to our "local" Walmart, which is absolutely awful.
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I remember when burgers from all the fast food places tasted like burgers. Especially Wendys was dripping with grease and a great meat smell. Now the meat tastes like soy bark. It has to be additives, preservatives and whatever chemicals in the feed they use for animals. You are what you eat.
 Quoting: twolf


For many years McDonald's burgers made me feel awful, like folks describe a hangover.
We aren't cut out to be socialists.We are the people who couldn't be constrained by Europe. We are the malcontents, idealists, speculators, dreamers, inventors, debtors and criminals who would not be chained. We don't play well with others, we are brash, outlandish and cunning. let us do what we do best; let us be Americans.
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I remember when burgers from all the fast food places tasted like burgers. Especially Wendys was dripping with grease and a great meat smell. Now the meat tastes like soy bark. It has to be additives, preservatives and whatever chemicals in the feed they use for animals. You are what you eat.
 Quoting: twolf


^^^ This... all of this!
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Because our food industry is corrupt and compromised. They run the FDA, as does big pharma, monsanto, et al
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I remember when burgers from all the fast food places tasted like burgers. Especially Wendys was dripping with grease and a great meat smell. Now the meat tastes like soy bark. It has to be additives, preservatives and whatever chemicals in the feed they use for animals. You are what you eat.
 Quoting: twolf


For many years McDonald's burgers made me feel awful, like folks describe a hangover.
 Quoting: swamprat


Also true. Of course, I haven't really had much fast-food since starting a family, but I do remember that after eating a lot of it, I felt like death warmed over.
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OP, if you are not familiar with our steaks, I recommend a Tbone.

The cut is pretty distinctive and you will not get an inferior cut dressed up as something else.

Use a place that is frequented by the locals.

And it is a watchword here that you should go where cops eat, because they can't eat at home and they know all the places.

If you already know this, it still stands for any others trying to find their way in a strange land.

Last Edited by swamprat on 11/21/2020 04:43 PM
We aren't cut out to be socialists.We are the people who couldn't be constrained by Europe. We are the malcontents, idealists, speculators, dreamers, inventors, debtors and criminals who would not be chained. We don't play well with others, we are brash, outlandish and cunning. let us do what we do best; let us be Americans.
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OP, if you are not familiar with our steaks, I recommend a Tbone.

The cut is pretty distinctive and you will not get an inferior cut dressed up as something else.

Use a place that is frequented by the locals.

And it is a watchword here that you should go where cops eat, because they can't eat at home and they know all the places.

If you already know this, it still stands for any others trying to find their way in a strange land.
 Quoting: swamprat


T-Bones are great! But yeah, you're right... a place that is frequented by the locals is usually a good place to try. My family and I have a local food place here, so I'm kind of picky about the food we eat (and serve).
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Removing nutrition increases shelf life.
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Maybe for the food, but certainly not for the humans who consume it.
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I remember when burgers from all the fast food places tasted like burgers. Especially Wendys was dripping with grease and a great meat smell. Now the meat tastes like soy bark. It has to be additives, preservatives and whatever chemicals in the feed they use for animals. You are what you eat.
 Quoting: twolf


^^^ This... all of this!
 Quoting: Paradox927


We have a local processor..not inspected, but you can go buy from them and I think the local backwoods biker bar gets hamburger from them. Those are the only burgers I will eat out, sometimes you have to deal with the owner stomping around the place flaunting his open carry (as if an old grey haired lady with a bunch of teenagers is gonna bust it up lol) But the burgers are good! I am lucky that my work allows me to get paid in barter. My family jokes we are never going to be without jelly or venison.
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Re: How come most food in the US is either...
... tasteless or filled with chemicals?

Seriously! Having traveled outside of the US, I can honestly say that the food here is lacking not only in nutrition but taste---especially when you compare it to other places around the world.

Don't get me wrong: I'm a good cook and can make even the worst meal edible, but damn, son, I can't help but think the FDA is just trying to kill us with all their "approved" poison.

broccoli fight
 Quoting: Paradox927




First off, we need to get back to locally grown fresh produce, and produce that is allowed to mature, and not picked young, waxed and gassed to survive transport.

Second, go back to natural heirloom produce.

Third, utilize the ocean/seas to get nutrients to put back into our over produced soils in the heartland.

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Re: How come most food in the US is either...
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Seriously! Having traveled outside of the US, I can honestly say that the food here is lacking not only in nutrition but taste---especially when you compare it to other places around the world.

Don't get me wrong: I'm a good cook and can make even the worst meal edible, but damn, son, I can't help but think the FDA is just trying to kill us with all their "approved" poison.

broccoli fight
 Quoting: Paradox927




First off, we need to get back to locally grown fresh produce, and produce that is allowed to mature, and not picked young, waxed and gassed to survive transport.

Second, go back to natural heirloom produce.

Third, utilize the ocean/seas to get nutrients to put back into our over produced soils in the heartland.
 Quoting: Nord2020


yep

all this..when we had cows, we used to offer them kelp even while they were on pasture
seriously, no matter where you live in the US localharvest.org is a great place to get started with a CSA
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