I'm fucking tired of "organic". I'm tired of people who sell organic food thinking they're somehow better, and I'm tired of people who buy organic food thinking it's healthier. You aren't, and it isn't. How the fuck did organic become a thing? Organic does NOT mean "pesticide-free" (yes, "organic" farms still use pesticides), it actually just refers to any compound that contains carbon. But now it means pretentious expensive bullshit.
And I'm tired of natural. Yeah, pretty much anything that calls itself "natural". There's natural shampoo, natural dog food, natural dish soap. You know what's natural? Fucking everything. Everything on this earth comes from this earth (except perhaps meteorites). And why do so many people think natural is good? Hurricanes and tornadoes are natural. Pit vipers are natural. Deadly nightshade is natural. Arsenic is fucking natural. Nature is constantly trying to kill you, yet you think natural is good? In case you don't believe me, check out this picture from The Naked Label, a bullshit website run by a "certified nutritionist" (a certification which does not actually exist):
And I'm tired of companies jumping on the non-GMO fear-mongering bandwagon, advertising anything and everything as non-GMO. I can't tell you how many products I've seen labelled as "non-GMO verified" when they don't contain any ingredients that have ever been genetically modified. For example, you can buy non-GMO pickles:
Oh, and while I'm on the subject, I'm fucking sick of hearing about gluten. Sure, gluten is very bad for you if you have cœliac disease. But gluten is otherwise absolutely fine. It's just a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, and it is not dangerous or unhealthful. But way too many people seem to think gluten is the cause of all their problems, and they simply must get it out of their diet. Just walk through a grocery store these days to see all the new "gluten-free options". Like these:
Do we see the problem here? Exactly, THERE IS NO GLUTEN IN CORN OR RICE. And there is most definitely no gluten in fucking beef. Oh, and go back up to the picture of the bottle of water up there. In addition to being non-GMO water, it's also gluten-free water. FUCKING GLUTEN FREE WATER. All these companies are doing is jumping on the very lucrative bandwagon, and it pisses me off.
And I'm tired of hearing about "real food". Don't tell me to eat real food and avoid fake food. Real food is anything with any nutritional value that I put in my mouth, chew, swallow, and later shit out. Don't tell me my Oreos are fake food, because they aren't. They contain actual food products that actually contain calories and a token tiny amount of vitamins and minerals thrown in for good measure. You know what fake food is? The bowl of plastic fruit my grandparents had on their coffee table that fooled me at least twice (that plastic apple looked really real). I know Oreos are not good for me, which is why I eat them only rarely. But they most certainly are not fake. I have no idea why "junk food" has been replaced by "fake food". Was someone offended by the term "junk food"?
And then there are the various waters. There is hydrogen water, alkaline water, pH-balanced water, supercharged water, kangen water, and all other kinds of bullshit water. Yeah, it's all bullshit. If you want water (and yes, you do), there is an unending stream of it that comes out of your tap at any time. It's pure, clean, safe, and costs about 0.01% (or less) of any of the bottled water you can buy. If your municipal water supply tastes too minerally for your taste, buy a filter. Bottled water just pisses me off almost as much as pre-peeled oranges repackaged in plastic.
I think that's about enough ranting for one day. There's only but so much ire my body can take per day. Besides, I think it's about time to redose my various cold medicines even though they don't fucking work.
And don't even get me started on quinoa and kale. Because fuck that shit.