Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A Little Scary...

Well, today, I was a little overwhelmed by something. I have been learning and hearing more and more about different things surrounding the whole organic food vs. traditional. Shopping at Trader Joe's is great, because they keep their standards really high as far as no artificial ingredients, and no preservatives. Also, all of their dairy products, even if they aren't organic, are from cows that are not treated with the rBST hormones. And I know that it is theory, and no one really knows the answers, but I do find it interesting that the incidence of cancer and other disease are so much higher, and the idea of eating food sprayed with a bunch of chemicals has never really sat well with me anyway. The dilema, however, is cost. We will have to find a balance, because at the rate at which we go through milk, I just can't pay $6.50 a gallon!! But, that is for completely organic milk, so maybe I will just have to stick with hormone free for now. We are going to try to start growing some of our own stuff, but I am nervous since my thumb has never been very green, if you know what I mean. Anyway, I desire to eat well, and even more so, to feed my kids well. I would never knowingly hand them something all covered in chemicals to eat...
Anyway, I thought this article would be interesting for some of you...It's about Monsanto, the company who makes Roundup weed killer. My M-O-M (mother-in-law) alerted me to this company that is basically trying to have the monopoly on crops. And evidently, they are trying to develop seeds that will withstand roundup so they can spray everything with it. Anyway, read away!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto

4 comments:

M-O-M said...

Monsanto is a bit scarry isn't it? I was feeling a little overwhelmed too, but now I am looking at it as a percentage. I am eating about 30% organic now....that is a huge improvement, so I feel good. I wish I had time to grow my own food...it would be fun for the little ones too!

rebecca said...

I'm starting to get a little wary of it now too. If only we had a Trader Joe's up here! I miss them. You should talk to Jenn sometime about gardening in your neck of the woods. She had all kinds of tomatoes and lettuce and peppers and carrots growing year round. Sooo good.

hestermom said...

Yes, I read that article and the related ones about herbicides, and rBST (the growth hormone) and I just kept thinking...these people are like, evil!! Anyway, we just all do the best we can...sometimes the biggest family concern is money, so you have to stick to your budget. The sad thing is that I wish we didn't have to choose between health and money. So, I am planning on starting my garden soon...We'll see.

Sara said...

Thank you from all of us at MDA for the blogroll add! We're so touched! :)