Life have more than a choice; we are spoilt with choices that we creatively make up our own choices. The world is complex. What I known as correct today, might not be tomorrow. We used to love trans-fat and now, it shouldn't even be seen on the packaging; consumers are aware of the damaging effect of trans-fat that the food industry have been using for years.
Unless there is a report that show the adverse effect need to be address immediately, we don't see any changes. I follow many food advocates, that kept revealing the darkness that I never know or discover, nor it was taught during my undergraduate courses.
What I knew suddenly became the hidden truth that the food advocates claimed as political and lobbying. For a while, I am confused and do not know what to do.
Agreed with what my friend has spoken, there is nothing much can be done to change the situation. I am upset but the voice in my mind has spoken. There has to be a way to make a difference in my life and others too. Consumer education, allowing consumer to learn about what is in their food.
Continuous learning doesn't and would not make everyone felt comfortable. Consumers do not even listen to their nutritionist or dietitians not to mention myself. Listening to me rambling about food and only food might be boring. What I have written might not be read. How many views of my post? We can count that. Completely understand that. So what? Consumer education needs to go on.
Felicia Loo is a food science graduate from UBC. With an interest in food marketing, she explores how food products are created, marketed, and distributed toward an end users. Blogging about food became a must when she encounters interesting ideas about food products. She seeks for ideas and opportunities to work together.