I opened a new tub of margarine this morning. That piece of paper that protects the top told me that I should be proud of myself – that 99% of the contents of that tub came from natural sources.
Guys, OIL comes from a natural source. As does coal, and CFCs and also George W. Bush. In fact, pretty much everything comes from a natural source, at some point. And is also made of chemicals, so please don’t put ‘chemical free!’ on the side – that would mean you are selling me a vacuum.
I get cranky about this whole ‘natural’ bandying about. I’m all for natural! But I’m not all for being told ‘buy this! It’s natural! And Good For You!’ I am reminded of the time that my Wretched Aunt told me that I should put some more butter on my roll. Because it’s Biodynamic. It’s good for me.
Yes, but IT’S STILL BUTTER.
99% fat free – because it’s 98% sugar. Made from real sugar! About 20 steps in the process ago, depending on what you define as ‘sugar’. All natural! Just like arsenic, wrinkles, and death.