Our industrial technology has delivered countless benefits, but also at a cost in some cases with respect to health considerations of our food supply. While now a very small percentage of the population is required to farm the land directly for sustenance, this does pose other issues in terms of food production, processing, delivery, packaging, storage, and more. It helps to consider not only what has been taken out (intentionally or otherwise) from the processed and packaged foods we eat – but also what has been added. Food labeling laws vary from country to country, so we don’t always know exactly what might be in packaged food even when we DO read labels. Here’s an article that explores the subject of cutting out processed foods in greater depth; it mentions topics such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer and healthcare costs that vary depending on how industrialized our food sources are, as well as additives and preservatives such as salt, sugar, oil, corn and soy. We can’t always eat fresh from the garden, but we can make sensible choices in the aisles and produce sections of our grocery stores.