Lately, I can’t get through a day without someone talking about harmful chemicals in our food. People are in an uproar over a harmless chemical in Subway rolls. People go nuts over GMOs. People even get in an uproar about flouride in the water. So, I think we should look at some of these chemical filled foods.
Let’s start with this incredibly dangerous cocktail of horribly dangerous chemicals.
sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, iron, copper, zinc, phosphorus, chlorid, flouride, iodine, slenemium, ncotinamide, pantothenic acid, frolic acid, leucine, lysine, valine, isoleucine
Wow, that’s some scary stuff. And to think, we let schools feed these “apples” to our children.
OK, now that we’re terrified, let’s take a look at another poisonous compound that we feed our children.
iron, sulfur, potassium, sodium, chlorine
Wow. Sulfur?!?! Chlorine?!?! We should ban eggs from the shelves.
OK, but surely we eat something that isn’t chemicals? What about something free ranger and organic?
Actin, myosin, moglobin, elastin, reticulin, collagen, nucleoprotein, hemoglobin, albumin, globulin, fibrinogen, citrate, lactate, niacin, glycine, proline, serine, tyrosine, hydoxyproline, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, chlorine, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc
Woah. That’s a deadly steak!
Now, let’s look at reality. Every single thing is made of chemicals. It doesn’t matter how “clean” or “organic” or whatever other buzzword you choose to use it is. Picking out a chemical you don’t understand and making claims that it’s somehow bad, regardless of what the science says is absurd, to say the least. I can only really say…
Dude, do you even science?
Contributor: Robert Sacerich
Robert is a Philosophy of Science and Bioethics student, as well as blogger and science advocate/activist. He has worked extensively within the secular community for various secular nonprofit organizations and public communication causes.
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