After having Charlotte, we decided we would try our best to eat organically. When I say "try" our best, it means I will not be spending $12.99 on organic strawberries, but rather making an effort to support local farmers, and buy organic when possible. We felt food had changed, and I didnt want my child ingesting added hormones and chemicals!
In January, my resolution was to eat more from the Earth and less from the factory. I have also started paying more attention to what I am actually putting in my mouth, where it comes from, and how it's made. THANK GOD!
PLEASE watch Food Inc. This movie has launched a change in my life, a major change. I have been a blind purchaser, I have not looked beyond the packaging, BUT I am no longer blind.
Did YOU Know...
Cancers, autism and neurological disorders are associated with the use of pesticides especially amongst farm workers and their communities.
In January 2008, the FDA approved the sale of meat and milk from cloned livestock, despite the fact that Congress voted twice in 2007 to delay FDA's decision on cloned animals until additional safety and economic studies could be completed.
Some of our most important staple foods have been fundamentally altered, and genetically engineered meat and produce have already invaded our grocery stores and our kitchen pantries.
Approximately 10 billion animals (chickens, cattle, hogs, ducks, turkeys, lambs and sheep) are raised and killed in the US annually. Nearly all of them are raised on factory farms under inhumane conditions. These industrial farms are also dangerous for their workers, pollute surrounding communities, are unsafe to our food system and contribute significantly to global warming.
WOW, is all I can really say. I am so thankful to have been made aware. Please share this information with people you know, people you love, and make a change for a healthier better planet!
Have a great weekend everyone!