Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
A friend of mine wrote a blog today (attached) and it made me laugh....then it made me a little sad.
He was talking about the Kellogg's company advertising for ages that they have 10 essential vitamins and minerals in their cereal. An investigation showed that they have been slipping NON essential vitamins and minerals into their cereal! I have attached the blog, so you need to read it to get the full impact.
At first I was laughing, and then I thought of something that immediately made me sad....or at least a little melancholy. It's a story about my Daddy and Corn Flakes.
When my Daddy was in ICU hooked up to all kinds of machinery and not able to talk, he motioned for a pencil and paper and wrote two words....Corn Flakes.
My Daddy loved Corn Flakes and literally, on his death bed, he wanted someone to bring him some to eat.
I wrote my friend to tell him how he had made me laugh, and almost immediately, made me cry. I told him that perhaps if those investigators had removed those non essential vitamins and minerals all those years ago, my Daddy would still be alive!
(And for those of you who aren't into sarcasm and take everything at face value, just ignore this blog and also John's blog!)
Hm-m-m-m....I suddenly had an overcoming urge for a bowl of cornflakes. (a semi quote from "Raising Arizona" for you fans out there.)
Cereal Company Fined for Adding Non-Essential Vitamins to Corn Flakesby John Branyan
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we all learned that some people are more important than others. Essential people perpetuate civilization. Non-essential people are disposable. The Kellogg company in Battle Creek, Michigan learned the same is true of nutrients.
Kellogg has been fortifying breakfast cereal with "10 essential vitamins and minerals" for decades. Thanks to a recent investigation funded by taxpayers, we know that the cereal company has also been slipping non-essential vitamins and minerals into corn flakes.
A spokesperson for the investigation committee describes the scandal, "We suspect non-essential vitamins are present in many Kellogg cereals but our investigation proved, beyond all doubt, that non-essential nutrients are present in corn flakes. Experts agree that during this pandemic crisis, only essential vitamins and minerals can be allowed to do their jobs. We have all the evidence we need to shut down this billion dollar industry and save lives!"
When asked how the committee determined which vitamins were non-essential, the spokesperson responded, "It is disappointing that you would even ask that question. Don't you care about people? I care about people! Everyone in this committee cares about people! We're out here every day risking our necks to keep you safe! It wouldn't hurt to show a little gratitude, you selfish fiend!"
At this point, the interview ended because the clouds parted and the investigative committee ascended into heaven.