Great, well researched article. Unfortunately, we probably won't be able to ever fully trust our food system unless we return to small farms and local production. Remember, splashy advertisements are for products that aren't good enough to sell themselves. A valuable, dependable product only has to alert potential customers to its existence. No need to convince people to buy delicious pastured eggs directly from the farm, for example.
Practically everything you can buy as brands at the store can be made healthier and better tasting (and cheaper believe it or not) at home. Salad dressings are easy. Ketchups can be made in a variety of flavors besides tomato. And who doesn't love homemade cookies? Learn a few simple recipes, and your wallet, your tastebuds, and your health will soon thank you.
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