Saturday, March 5, 2011
The Future of Food
There was a time when I was blissfully ignorant about the food I was eating. I ate whichever pre packaged cookies and crackers out of any box I wanted, picked up non seasonal produce, not organic, and didn't care where food came from as long as it "looked good."
Since my boys were diagnosed with food allergies, my pursuit of the origins of the food we eat has grown tremendously. I have read books, watched documentaries, done research on line, all with a grain of salt mind you, and have decided that the farming industry and food industries in general are in serious trouble and they are causing US to be in serious trouble as well.
Sad to say, but many of the government's leaders in the food industry (FDA, EPA) have also been high ranking leaders in the largest chemical/seed/pesticide company in the world (?) Monsanto. That seems fishy, doesn't it?
Anyway, most of the corn available in the US is genetically modified. It has been modified in some way from it's natural form to be more 'durable.' According to reasearch, it may even mean that they corn has pesticide 'grown into' it from a cellular level! Scary! How about a nice ear of pesticide-corn kids? Corn syrup is in a huge list of grocery store items...breads, cookies, crackers, juices, ketchup, vitamins, and the list goes on.
Don't you ever wonder why kids have developed allergies the way they have? I have come to the firm conclusion that it is because we have tampered with food to the point where our bodies do not know how to process it anymore.
My son, we thought, was allergic to milk when he was born. Being a difficult nurser, we turned to soy formula. I wonder to this day if that is, in part, the cause of his food allergies. ?
Here are some more websites to look at in order to become more educated about this issue.
Friends, be in ignorant bliss no more...