This might be where I lose you. You might say, "This girl has gone off the deep end, she's a wack-a-doo hippie type and I just can't read this bologna anymore!" and then you might run from your computer, sobbing at the loss of your great friend: my blog.
The thing is, I have been watching documentaries, reading blogs and doing some personal research and I have come to some upsetting conclusions. My conclusion is this: all of the readily available food is poisonous. Well, not poisonous in the sense that someone put actual poison in it, just that the majority of the food surrounding us is not the food our bodies intended to be fed.
Consider a few things:
If you don't buy organic produce, you are buying genetically modified produce. It's the truth. You know what else? The USA is one of the only places you can get produce this way because most other countries are too uncomfortable with the idea, saying there is too little research to prove that it is actually safe for humans. Take that information and couple it with the fact that by simply moving to the USA from another country you are upping your chances of getting cancer by 400%....I think there is a connection.
Unless you buy organic milk, you are getting milk from cows that have been treated with hormones (that cause them to create more milk and therefore, more money). Because the hormones make the cows ill, they are also filled up with antibiotics (yum!). These cows are also fed on genetically engineered feed that has been modified to resist disease/bugs. This feed (soy, corn, etc.) is now able to resist these potential risks to itself on it's own, as it's DNA has been changed to make it release insecticide. Corn is actually regulated by the EPA as an insecticide (this is the corn that shows up in your grocery store too).
I am not interested in eating insecticide. Nor animals that are eating it so that I can eat them. I think it's pretty disgusting, pretty irresponsible.
These are just a few of the disconcerting things I have learned lately. If it had just been a few books, blogs and movies that were desperately trying to get this info out into the world, I may not be so inclined to believe it. But the information just keeps coming, and mostly from people who have nothing to gain from it. I can't, in good conscious, keep feeding my family that food.
We're going organic. I almost feel like I don't have a choice. Did you know that Kraft, Coca Cola and Wal-Mart are actually formulating their products differently for other countries? They have to, otherwise they wouldn't have business in those countries (these are the same countries who have significantly lower cancer rates AND heath care costs).
It's time for a change people. Who's with me?
(If you want some references, I have a list for you)