Well, did you know that many “additives” approved by our FDA are banned in other countries? Try getting a Diet Coke anywhere but America and it isn’t happening. You can get Coke, Light Coke but not Diet Coke because the artificial sweetner isn’t approved.
Another thing is that compared with Europe they go grocery shopping almost every other day (of course in France when you can’t work more then 39.5 hours by law, you got a lot of time on your hands there refrigerators and freezers are 1/2 the size of ours. There food it not loaded down with perservatives, so they have to go shopping more then 1 or 2 a month. They do a lot of walking and making fresh meals.
Also, there shopping is an Event, here we go to the grocery store, get everything we need (and a lot we don’t) and we are done. There if you want meat you go to the meat store, cheese, the cheese store, bread the bread store….ect.
So they walk a couple times of week picking up Fresh, food items with NO artificial preservatives or additives and they go home and cook.
And yes, if they have kids, they still have to do all the other stuff like we do, kids, sports, homework ect.
We are trying to get better, more and more Farmers Markets are popping up, more and more we are looking for fresh food items. But as long as we continue to contaminate our food with artificial ingrediants the Peanut Butter allergies and Gluten resistance and other food problems are going to continue to pop up. Our bodies weren’t made to handle this crap.
So while organic is good, additive free is even better, the down side is that stuff will spoil quicker, so buy less stuff more often. Grow a garden, go to the Farmers Market, get fruits, veggies and milk delivered. There are many more options now to get fresh food items then in the past.
The Food will taste better and you will feel better!