I was in a Skype group call with some of my British friends, and we began talking about cheeses. I told them mine expired in September of 2013, and they didn't believe me because "cheese doesn't last more than a couple weeks". So I took and sent them this photo...
...to which they were horrified. When I read them the ingredients, they said that it wasn't cheese, or even edible.
It wasn't just the cheese. Meats here in America last roughly ten times longer than they do in the UK. As do other things such as fruits and vegetables.
According to Wikipedia:
"American cheese is a processed cheese.
It is orange, yellow, or white in color and mild in flavor, with a
medium-firm consistency, and melts easily. American cheese was
originally only white, but is sometimes now modified to yellow. In the
past, it was made from a blend of cheeses, most often Colby and Cheddar.
Today’s American cheese is generally no longer made from blended
cheeses, but instead is manufactured from a set of ingredients such as milk, whey, milkfat, milk protein concentrate, whey protein concentrate, and salt."
So not only is it not cheese, it's not edible. But if's it's not cheese, what are we eating? And why are we eating it? Why do Europeans get sick when they visit America and eat our food? Is it because all of our foods are processed and fake? Why do they put fake foods out? That's just gross and unhealthy. I've been trying to eat healthier, but it's next to impossible to find actually healthy things that are affordable. The fake, processed foods are all affordable, but anything that could be healthy are too expensive. You could get maybe one or two things, but not enough to make much of a different in your health.
One month I was like "screw it" and spent all my money on nothing but healthy foods. I was able to eat completely healthy for a full week and a half. I got sick at first because I was literally going through a detox because of a lifetime of junk. Then I felt better than I had in....as long as i could remember. I stopped getting headaches, and I just generally felt better.
Then that ran out and I had to go back to junk food (read: American food), and I've felt like crap since. Funny thing is that I feel the same as I did before I got the healthy foods, I just didn't notice it before until I ate healthy.
Why do they do this to us?
This picture is intended for humour, but it's also pretty accurate