I'm Anita. Female pronouns ♀. Age 20. Tacoma, WA. Queer. Atheist.
Drug and alcohol free. College junior. Intersectional feminist . Crazy cat lady. Psychology major. Eco-conscious. Analytical. Part time minimum wage retail grunt.

Things I tend to reblog are... Political. Witty. Satirical. Humorous. Atheist. Cats. Food stuffs. Poop jokes. Menstruation. Baby animals. Inconsistent.

Happy 3rd birthday to my oldest nephew!

Happy 3rd birthday to my oldest nephew!

Take that, Flo From Progressive!

Take that, Flo From Progressive!

Delicious vegan pizza. (at Sizzle Pie)

Delicious vegan pizza. (at Sizzle Pie)

Watching Pokemon together. Too cute.

Watching Pokemon together. Too cute.

rattyrattyjo:

Need.

rattyrattyjo:

Need.

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Big ol’ cat baby

Big ol’ cat baby

More Dad-Shenanigans.

More Dad-Shenanigans.

Came home and found this note on my TV. I don’t live with my dad so this is extra creepy.

Came home and found this note on my TV. I don’t live with my dad so this is extra creepy.

So I bought 15 boxes of cereal at #Target

So I bought 15 boxes of cereal at #Target

Successful cat walk last night with Andrew, Emily, and Jonathan.

Successful cat walk last night with Andrew, Emily, and Jonathan.

3DS date day with Andrew.

3DS date day with Andrew.

Quinoa may deliver a complete protein—all of the amino acids you require—in a compact package, but rice and beans together actually do better. And like goji berries, blueberries and strawberries are packed with phytochemicals. The only problem is that lacking an exotic back story, food marketers can’t wring as exorbitant a markup from these staples: The domestic blueberry, for example, is periodically (and justifiably) marketed as a superfood, and in 2012, products featuring blueberries as a primary ingredient saw their sales nearly quadruple. But they only raked in $3.5 million—less than 2 percent of açaí-based product sales.

Tom Philpott, "Are Quinoa, Chia Seeds, and other ‘Superfoods’ a Scam?" (from Mother Jones)

Also worth highlighting is this section:

Worse than superfoods’ origin myths, though, are their effects on the people in their native regions. In 2009, at the height of the açaí berry hype, Bloomberg News reported that the fruit’s wholesale price had jumped 60-fold since the early 2000s, pricing the Amazonian villagers who rely on it out of the market. In the Andes, where quinoa has been cultivated since the time of the Incas, price spikes have turned a one-time staple into a luxury, and quinoa monocrops are crowding out the more sustainable traditional methods.” (emphasis mine)

So not only are the markets for “superfoods” putting the foods out of reach of the people who relied on them as a dietary staple, but there are foods easily accessible to us that deliver all the nutrition at a fraction of the cost, both to our grocery bill and to the social/environmental toll.

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We have become one.

We have become one.

Look me with these handsome young men. Great time at @thefameriot last night. @shazamwatkins

Look me with these handsome young men. Great time at @thefameriot last night. @shazamwatkins