Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Eating Pyramids in the Desert



Warning:
This government document contains food advice -

Take with a pinch of salt
and maybe a grain of sugar
then make sure the lie is big enough
so you, the consumer
can swallow it whole.

A.J. Ponder






 Oops - food pyramids - FYI never show me one of those things, they only upset me - but this picture in particular ticked me off on so many levels.  (Added 25 Feb: There are few food pyramids that can be taken seriously and but these have actually been created for people - instead of interest groups.  The African American Food pyramid and it can be found here  and the Mediterranean pyramid here they are different because they have resisted the pull of processed foods that have been promoted as "healthy" by interest groups.)

So, yes, I was going to do a nice beachy poem - after all as I walked around the bays today there was a traffic cone perched jauntily upon a rock - maybe I thought, Neptune needs a party hat, but he was kind enough to place it upon the shore later in the day.  

Here's a nice picture of the beach instead.  Unfortunately I didn't have my camera with me so it is sans party cone.  For more Tuesday poems visit the hub - here.   My government and food lobby dis-approved suggestion is to search out "chocolate as a form of antidote.  Personally I rather like the smooth "Ode to Chocolate" by Barbara Cooker.


A.J. Ponder 

 A.J. Ponder's work is available through Rona Gallery, Amazon, and good Wellington bookstores



7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the suggestion re: Tim. And yes I agree about the oversubsidizing of animal husbandry. Not only because I am a vegan!

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    1. There are so many awesome poets - but I thought after the stress of moving Tim's would be fun :)

      As for being a vegan - good on you - there's some pretty compelling pro-vegan research out there. Not totally going for it yet. There's too many variables that have not been properly addressed - and besides casein free and gluten free and free range is about as much as the poor husband can handle.

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  2. Thanks Alicia for reminding us of who is in control of what

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    1. Dammit - you must know something I don't. Who is in control of what?

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  3. Alicia, I think this might be an epigram. :) Do we get the beach poem next week?

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    1. Cheers Helen - an epigram - sounds good.
      I don't know about the beach poem though. That particular poem is being extremely wilful...

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  4. Good post i like your post so much because it's talk about pyramids i like all pyramids constructions especially Ancient egyptian Pyramids it has great construction and Khufu pyramid is one of 7 wonderful things in life and more about Ancient Egyptian pyramids like
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