Where is the good quality storable food out there?
As you probably know we launched the survive2thrive 40 day/night Organic storable food pail this summer in response to our customers requests for healthy storable food. We thank you all for your support of this product and the Enerhealth Botanicals company and thought you might enjoy this article from Natural News on the subject.
(NaturalNews) Are you as frustrated as I am with the GMO-laden, MSG-contaminated, soy-based storable foods industry? Over the past 18 months, I surveyed many of the big storable foods companies in the marketplace, hoping to find a company I could recommend as offering long-term storable foods that are certified organic, 100% non-GMO, 100% free of TVP and soy products, and 100% free of MSG, autolyzed yeast extract and other hidden forms of MSG.
To my great surprise, I discovered there is no such company, (They obviously had not heard about Enerhealth Botanicals or forgot about them) at least not to my knowledge. Sure, you can get storable food on the cheap from lots of companies, but if you actually read the ingredients, you’ll find they’re loaded with:
• Conventionally-produced corn and soy ingredients, which are almost always GMO.
• Autolyzed vegetable proteins, hydrolyzed ingredients, yeast extract and other hidden forms of MSG.
• Chemical preservatives and additives.
• Loads and loads of soy, often packaged as TVP (textured vegetable protein).
Personally, I won’t eat TVP, MSG, GMOs or chemical additives, and I don’t want these ingredients in my storable preparedness foods, either. I’m not going to name the companies that sell this stuff, because I’m not out to embarrass anyone. But I am out to educate you about the difference between processed “filler” storable foods versus high-quality, non-GMO, organic storable superfoods nutrition that can keep you alive during a crisis without poisoning you with chemicals and GMOs.
Bottom line? Read the ingredients of the stuff you’re considering buying. Watch out for TVP, hydrolyzed or autolyzed vegetable proteins. Watch out for conventional corn and soy products, which are almost always genetically modified. Know what you’re buying for emergency preparedness, or else you may end up putting away a bunch of food that you wouldn’t dare eat unless you were truly starving to death…
The catch in all this is that, as you might expect, high-end nutrition is inherently more expensive to produce than low-end TVP and processed, genetically modified foods. That is true and yet the survive2thrive 40 day/night Organic storable food pail is a 40 day supply with almost 300 servings of highly nutritious foods.
Storable foods made with TVP are simply cheaper, and that’s because TVP is the No. 1 ingredient in prison food (http://www.naturalnews.com/034139_s…). Non-organic foods grown with pesticides are super cheap to produce. GMO soy and corn is essentially animal feed that’s used to fatten cows for slaughter. They are not, by any stretch of the imagination, survival foods or sources of high-end nutrition.
In an interesting way, however, cheap processed foods may play a strategic role in your preparedness strategy. For example, you might want some cheap foods to hand out to your neighbors who forgot to prepare, so you buy the TVP foods to have extra calories on hand to help those who didn’t prepare, while you stock up on the high-end non-GMO superfoods for your own personal and family use. It’s a reasonable approach to stretch your food storage dollars. I just wouldn’t store away GMOs and TVP for my own personal use or family use.