The myth: Ingredients lists on food products are designed to inform consumers about what's contained in the product. The reality: ingredients lists are used by food manufacturers to deceive consumers and trick them into thinking products are healthier (or better quality) than they really are. This article...

Comment: Not everyone who designs food labels engages in despicable, deceptive practices, but the corporations that are about profit before concern for fellow human beings certainly do. Unfortunately, those corporations have had a near monopoly on grocery-store shelves. That's changing however due to the voices breaking through to expose them. Sometimes it's hard to tell the libertarians from the tree-huggers. They both start out complaining about rabid capitalists, even if the libertarians are capitalists. They just don't want to be enslaved and poisoned by richer people. It's that rugged-individualist streak. The environmentalists are, in general, more about giving and sharing, along with also not wanting to be enslaved or poisoned by the oligarchs. The Real Liberal Christian Church knows that it is possible to be an individual while being a highly cooperative part of the collective at the same time. Jesus went off alone often to commune with God while he also taught the spirit of oneness that is his New Commandment to love one another as he loved his closest followers and friends. This is no paradox. It is salvation.

Originally from on July 10, 2007, 12:00am

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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