Breast is still best, but it’s time for change, big change. Period. Exclamation point.
We have been on this journey for some time now (March 2011), but in November 2013 decided to become a full-fledged hardcore foodie family and begin cutting out all toxins, including soaps, shampoos, cleaning products, detergents, personal care products, etc. and purifying our tap water. The grey area is just too vast to not take the plunge and play it safe. We have also boycotted purchasing anything from any company associated in any way with supporting GMOs, not only due to the health risks of the high levels of chemicals in them and unknown results of the genetic modification, but also to vote with our dollars. I refuse to support even companies that offer GMO and organic solutions but contribute funds against labeling and other solutions that would allow mothers to be more in control of what they put on the table. Therefore, we no longer buy Kellogg’s products, even though they have some product lines such as Kashi available that are supposedly toxin-free. If the company is not ethical and does not have an obvious true grounding in the real food industry, they don’t get our dollars. I don’t trust them, or their labels. Period.
In the last month or so, in my volunteer efforts to educate others on the presence of GMOs and contaminants in our food supply, I have been migrating away from speaking of labeling and moving toward knowing your farmer and choosing organic…these study results most definitely confirm that my new stance was right. You must know the source and ask their practices. Visit the farm and feel out their knowledge of and passion for real food, or lack thereof. Grow your own if you’re able. Labeling is not going to stop the contamination of non-GM crops. Labeling is not going to educate those unaware. Labeling is not going to stop the monopolization and overtaking of our food supply for profit. Labeling is not going to stop the contamination of our ground water. Labeling is not going to stop the killing of the bees and butterflies. Labeling is not going to stop the corporate power in government offices established to protect our health and rights. Labeling is not going to halt the rapid descent toward desecration of our entire existence through complete disruption of our ecosystems and sustainability of Mother Earth. Did I make my point yet?
Early in the year, I decided to have my 4 year old’s urine and our tap water tested for glyphosate (active ingredient in Round Up) to contribute additional data for this study being piloted through Moms Across America in order to hopefully throw a red flag to those with closed ears. I also wanted to know just how effective we had been in our journey to true health, free of toxins. Although we’ve put in great effort, our results and this study make it apparent that the need for this awareness movement is even greater than I had already known. Most of the mothers who participated in this study were also going to great lengths to avoid GMOs and chemical laden foods, yet still discovered that their babies were collateral damage in a monstrous profit scheme. This speaks volumes…either our “clean” food is contaminated or the chemicals remain in our systems for a very long time…or both. Please take a moment to review the study at the end of the article and share the alarming results at every opportunity.
Remember the above statement referencing corporate powers in our protective agencies? It is up to us. We must, by word of mouth, spread this news in a grassroots movement and vote with our dollars. We must educate ourselves and others on the importance of local organics and avoiding big corporate grocers such as Walmart and Kroger who could care less about our health and are profiting on our demise without the bat of an eye. America has been fighting for labeling for years and our representatives not only are refusing to represent our wishes as we elected them to do, but are actively fighting against those wishes. We are currently facing the possibility of the passing of Federal laws which will prevent the states from making their own decision on GMOs to protect their respective constituents. Voting with our dollars and rendering the current prevalent agricultural mess an unsuccessful business model is the only answer. Along with that comes the absolute necessity to support our small scale local organic farmers. If we fail to do so, we may not have an option to purchase from them in the future and we are doomed, plain and simple. Please take a stance for our right to clean food.
If you would like to have your family’s urine and/or your tap water tested, the testing is still available through Moms Across America at this link. http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/glyphosate_testing
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