Personal finance isn’t my only passion…
In case you were unaware, I’m a big proponent of healthy and sustainable food production and supporting local economy. Local farms that seek to produce food enough for local communities – without the use of chemical pesticides, growth hormones, or other questionable practices – makes plain sense on many levels. I don’t write more about this topic because Debt Free Adventure is about personal finance… not organic and sustainable food production. That said, I am very passionate about these issues and like to touch on it occasionally here at DFA.
Recall products containing hydrolyzed vegetable protein
Thanks to Wisebread for tipping me off to this recall.
Today the FDA announced yet another food recall… this time it includes nearly 100 different products containing hydrolyzed vegetable protein. The list is growing and will be updated as more contaminated products are found. Here is a snippet from the FDA page:
This list includes products subject to recall in the United States since February 2010 related to hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) paste and powder distributed by Basic Food Flavors, Inc. This list will be updated with publicly available information as received. The information is current as of the date indicated. Once included, recalls will remain listed. If we learn that any information is not accurate, we will revise the list as soon as possible. When available, this database also includes photos of recalled products that have been voluntarily submitted by recalling firms to the FDA to assist the public in identifying those products that are subject to recall.
Keep an eye on this FDA recall page for any future updates.
International corporate farms
Today’s FDA announcement does not surprise me, in fact… this sort of thing is one of the main reasons we try to limit our consumption to unprocessed foods from local suppliers.
The contamination driving the recalls is a result of unsustainable farming practices that permeate enormous corporate farms. I won’t get into details… but wanted to let DFA readers know about the recall, and encourage everyone to eat well and support local growers above huge international food industry conglomerates.
Support local economy and eat healthy
My wife and I are very passionate about healthy eating, self-reliance, and local economy. Cooking from scratch with local organic ingredients help us voice our preference for the foods we want grown.
Every time you shop you vote for what type of food you want. Every time you cook you vote for what type of food you want. Every time you eat you vote for what type of food you want. What type of food do you want? Do your shopping, cooking, and eating habits support those wants? It is never to late to make a change.
When it comes to our choice for public office we can vote once every couple of years. When it comes to our choice for food we can vote three times a day… or more! That is exciting to me… what about you?
More food and self-reliance articles
I have written several articles on DFA related to this topic, if interested check ’em out:
- A Frugal and Sensible Diet & Weight Loss Mindset
- Localvore – Eat Local Foods and Save Money
- Grocery Hacks – How To Save Money on Groceries
I also have a few related articles published on Five Cent Nickel:
- Obesity Costs More Than You Think
- Benefits of Homemade Household Cleaners
- Gardening for Health, Wealth, and Independence
Lastly, awhile back I moved several posts a new site – diyNatural.com – and occasionally update that site with information of this type. Check it out if you’d like.
How do you feel about the food recalls?
Have you been wanting to change your consumption habits to reflect more of a local and healthy approach to food and economy? How do you plan to get started?