In the morning when I awake
still half asleep yearning for more
I often stop to think
what life was like living before.
When man had to forage for food
no Supermarkets in the land
things were not bought in packets
nothing was to hand.
When bread had to be baked at home
vegetables grown in a field
tea imported from India or China
you ate what your father could yield.
Clothing was made by the Mother or Wife
cows were milked in the barn
no chemicals then to make things last
materials were made of Yarn.
No wasteage created because of bulk
food mountians never created
no such thing as salmonella
were many deaths today were fated.
No refrigerators to keep the food
freezers not yet used
so how come nowadays we still have waste?
food has been abused.
Sell by dates, best before?
never heard of in the past
food was kept in a larder
not in bulk just enough to last.
Do not eat this? don't touch that
its enough to drive you insane
diets for this allergies for that
meaningless and inane.
How many people died of food poison
in the days before sell by dates?
statistics say not very many
its in our time this fad dictates.
What did people do before the refrigerator? did you ever hear of sell by dates? best before years ago? no, because in this "careful" society of e numbers and what have you, people are scared into the fact that food cannot be eaten after a certian time? this is nonsense, eggs, milk etc never had sell by dates until recent times, fact.
Can you remember the days before refrigeration?
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