Mar. 19, 2014 12:59 pm
Updated: Mar. 24, 2014 10:38 pm
I have been asked by Allrecipes to amend this blog so that it doesn't involve name calling. I've been on here for close to three years now and I've watched the changes come and... come. The Allrecipes Allstars setup was something I viewed with some skepticism
right from the get go. It seemed to me that in return for an apron and some lovely oven mitts, the Allstars in turn were willing to write blogs reviewing corporate sponsored products for the corporation that happened to pony up to the bar that month. Now I
don't (know) that for certain, I imagine a lot so I could be wrong but I find it difficult to believe that so many folks could all at once be that sincerely impressed with a cooking oil that's been around since before I was born.
And lets face this head on, it's cooking oil. This stuff is best used with a heck of a lot of caution and no, I do not trust a corporate sponsored study that has yet to be replicated by a reputable stand alone science lab. Good lord, before we take one new
medicine, the hoops that med makers must jump through are enormous but let one corporation release a single self sponsored study about how heart healthy its long denigrated product is and poof, we seem to embrace what they've said, without thinking about it.
I really do advocate Bibi's stance about moderation but I find it difficult to continually see these Mazola blogs without anyone mentioning that 95% of the oil in a bottle of Mazola is derived from GM corn. Thats corn that has been geneticially altered to resist
a pesticide called Round Up. According to what I've read the gene used was from a fish. So they grafted a gene from an animal onto a plant and now the plant doesn't mind the poisons they spray on it to kill the varmints.
I do not know what the effect of eating GM corn or any GM product is on us. I do not know what the effects of using steroid fed cows or antibiotic laden chickens will do to us. I don't know and that scares me a little. That the corporations that make and promote
these items don't know scares the proverbial poo out of me. That our government can be bought and paid to overlook such trifles makes me wanna throw up.,
I eat frozen corn and yes, I've used Mazola from time to time over the years. I hope that all I've gotten from that is a healthier heart and a resistance to the most popular commercial pesticide in use today. But I don't know and now that the kind hearts of
the 6 kids that started this site are in the wind like so many other primary dot commers and this outfit is in the hands of another corporation, I'm just a tad dissappointed with this particular round of corporate sponsored blogs from the Allstars.