There is one Canadian made holistic pet food that I am aware of. Orijen is made in Alberta with Canadian grown meat and fish, grains and produce. If Orijen was sold at my local Pet Valu, I’d be buying it!
Research has also shown that the use of gluten free food pesticides during the growing process and the addition of some hormones used during tickets food processor can adversely affect some people who suffer from anxiety. Discovering all the foods that may adversely affect you can be a tedious process, but one well worth the effort.
For one thing, one has to remember that there were no whole food supplements plants during those times. This means that there was no such thing as processed, packaged, or frozen foods. This also means that there was no use of chemicals or preservatives in the foods that the cavemen ate. To be even more detailed, there was no such thing as grocery stores. This means that cavemen had to hunt and forage their meals. So, already a consumer can think of a host of so-called food products that would be off of their shopping list, if they were going to buy a paleo book in order to learn the diet.
But there was a second obstacle. Unsaturated fats tend to spoil more quickly producing a rancid odor and taste. Therefore they cannot be stored for long periods of time. Limited shelf-life can be a hindrance for food producers and marketers. Any product that could be widely sold must be able to stand the test of time in relation to the whole get skinny fast diet cycle.
There’s another one I’ve just learned about from Germany and it’s called a Spiralo. If you do like a parsnip, beet, carrot, and turn it into this little skinny pasta — I’ve done this at shows and little kids have walked by and I’ve got it on the table next to the machine to show what it does, and these little three year olds will grab it and eat it. The mother or the grandmother will go, “I can’t believe it, he won’t eat any vegetables!” Something about cutting that vegetable into facets, let’s say, really brings out the sweetness like no grating or slicing ever could.