Wednesday, June 25, 2008

How many of these do you use?

I strongly urge everyone, but especially mothers who are interested in feeding real, unadulterated food to their kids, to take a look at this list of food products that contain genetically engineered or modified ingredients.

Combine genetic manipulation with soil depletion, artificial ingredients and a slew of preservatives and you may feel that the task of feeding your kids well is nigh impossible; I often feel that way. All I can say is, raise what you can yourself (even if all you can do is a few containers or raised beds of salad greens and tomatoes), buy local as much as possible, cut out unnecessary junk and cut back on whatever else you need to in order to pay the price for real food. If you have to travel a distance for it, make a monthly trip and fill your freezer accordingly. God made humans tough, and yes, children will grow even eating all that toxic garbage out there. But what happens then? Our health is compromised enough by things out of our control, like air quality and our water supply. So it is all the more important to try to do the best we can in those areas that are within our control.

3 comments:

  1. If you buy produce, look at the sticker with the four digit number for the checker to ring up. If it starts with "8" it is genetically modified (if it starts with "9" it is organic.)

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  2. Great link (and milehimama - thanks for the info as well!) Luckily we buy few if any packaged and processed foods, but my favorite Wheat Thins are on that potential list . . . :(

    Best,
    Sarah

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  3. Great information! Thanks! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I loved reading about what you make with your Jersey's milk. I hope you're able to start cheese-making soon! :)

    Blessings,
    Michele :)
    www.frugalgranola.blogspot.com

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