Sunday, October 9, 2011

Real or Fake?

In this day and age we are being challenged to see truth - or what is really real - on every single front, every single day.  Is it real, or fake?  Geniuine or counterfeit?

There was an article on Natural News, written by Mike Adams, recently talking about fake versus real.  Here is a snipet of that:

The Counterfeit Culture

The Federal Reserve is in the business of counterfeiting money.
The mainstream media is in the business of counterfeiting news.
The pharmaceutical industry is in the business of counterfeiting medicine (Biopracy! They are stealing molecules from nature then counterfeiting their own patented variations.)
The medical schools are in the business of counterfeiting medical degrees. (When a doctor graduates from medical school, he still knows virtually nothing about nutrition.)
Doctors are in the business of counterfeiting false medical authority.
The mega-sized food corporations are in the business of counterfeiting food. (Processed cheese food product, anyone?)
The global consumer product companies are in the business of manufacturing counterfeit consumer products such as "baby oil" (which is really a petroleum product).
Social networks like Facebook are in the business of counterfeiting friends. (Please LIKE this article, okay?)

And then there is this -  After drug companies took the lovastatin out of red yeast to make their statin drugs, they proceeded to get the FDA to say that red yeast products are counterfeit statins and should be banned.

Man, how twisted!  Sometimes what is going on in this "real" world is more comical that the sit coms on TV!
Is there any way on God's earth we could get back to real things that matter?  Or at least the truth. 

I would love to go shopping and find Made In USA labels again.  Speaking of China, if you consume fish, find out where it comes from since 70% is being imported from guess where - and also there is some pretty scary counterfeit honey (yes, honey!) that has come into this country from guess where and it is not even real honey.  Seriously. 

Anything you would like to add to this?  Have you discovered fakes in your own life lately? 


  1. I will come back....this is important information Susan and a good way to think about things...

    Most vitamin pills on the market are synthetic and most are made in UTAH...many are not even digestible...aargh.

    Counterfeit oil for our cars?
    Fake sugars?

    I have 8 people coming for dinner and book group, I can not stay longer...Good info sharing

  2. Hi Susan,

    Great post. You're right. A lot of what we're surrounded with is counterfeit. I find that to be very sad.

    Just the other day friends and I were talking about how difficult it is to find "made in America" products. There just aren't very many. Although I'm aware it can take more money to produce goods in the USA, I'd be willing to pay more to support our national economy instead of helping to support that of a foreign country.

  3. Hey, you're up again. I hope this wasn't written at the library!

    Good and thoughtful post. I agree about the "Made in America" labels. It's true. You don't see them anymore. That's kind of sad.

    I hope the computer is being nice to you!

  4. Hi Patricia! Always good to think before purchasing isn't it? Real or fake? Made in USA or "other". Just chatting with hubs last night about how accepting we are over the term "artificial flavoring" - like it is so part of our consumption nobody even thinks about it.

    Hi Barb! Yes, Made in USA is something elusive today. I discovered that there was only one brand of dog chewies I could find that were made here when I was in PetSmart. You really have to make an effort to hunt things down, shop around, use the Internet etc.

    Like you, I'd be glad to (and do) pay more for things made here. I think if the companies would come back HERE we could fix this damn economy eventually. It was a terrible mistake to let them go elsewhere - we desperately need the pride in Made in USA and the world respect might follow.

  5. Hi Sara! Actually TODAY is my first day at home with functional internet in three weeks. I am SO glad! Had no clue how awful it would be without it but I sure got a lot of projects done! haha! It's all been a phone line fiasco switching companies etc. that caused the outage - fortunately the computers in the house are all well and getting dusted off.

    I did a blog early this yr. about looking for pajamas that were made HERE - shopped everywhere and ended up ordering from the internet. I was obsessed with not buying Made in China even from the hoy paloy designers - shame on them I say! Come on back!!!

  6. Seeing all this counterfeiting in summary form gives me an ache in my heart, Susan. What happened to the virtue of honesty? Integrity, care, honour, respect?

    I diligently watch what I ingest - food, vitamins, meds... It's discouraging to learn of yet another veil of deceit!

    Keep writing "as if". It does "become"!

  7. Hi Amy! Unfortunately we are clearly on our own to find those virtues. As far as the food industry is concerned, if we stick with what God made, instead of the laboratories, we'll be fine. I used to be so trusting - naive, I guess - but research and a study of cellular biology changed all of that for good. Clever marketing has made fools of us all and I can't seem to shut up about that. There are plenty of us sounding the warnings - I can only hope it helps people become more in the know and reading labels.

    Thank you for the encouragement too!

  8. Yes, I have gone on a quest to find Made in the USA products ... very hard to find.

    I would also like to buy produce at the market that is grown locally. Arkansas has wonderful produce but we seem to get ours from Argentina, Chili, Mexico, California... etc.

    Drives me insane. I do go to local farmer's markets but when not in season we are at the mercy of the markets. Whole Foods does a pretty good job of carrying chemical free food. But there are still products with stuff we don't need to consume.

    I'm trying to become a vegetarian but then hells bells! As you mentioned the Listeria... then the never ending e-coli scares...


    Like your blog, Susan and thanks for visiting mine. I've only being blogging -- well! four months today! how about that... ;)