This was from today's paper. It was a very proud moment for this mom! We talk about food agriculture and production and every tangential topic surrounding it as well. The evil that is Monsanto definitely comes up. It's impossible to get around discussions of organic vs. non-organic in our house by virtue of what I do with Daisy Janie. I guess he's listening!
Truly, I could care less if he doesn't "hear" me say things like:
- Hang up your wet towel.
- Put your dishes in the dishwasher.
- Turn your socks rightside out when you put them in the dirty clothes.
- Turn off your bedroom light.
These are important, but rate low for me on a scale of what I want him to know about the world. And in particular, what I want him to understand about the food he eats. He is more and more savvy about it all the time. He loves to eat healthy, but he also knows that there's a big, big difference between what a Monsanto ear of corn gets you vs. an organic ear of corn. The former is literally made with poison and sprayed with poison, which has the potential to become an endocrine disruptor in his body, cause cancer in his body, decrease his body's ability to fight disease on its own, render antibiotics he might need to take useless, forever alter his DNA which would affect his children someday, limit his body's ability to absorb vitamins and minerals, make his asthma much worse .... the list goes on and on, and none of it is good.
Monsanto is bad moo-gom-bo, and that's not even touching all the awful things their frankenscience has done to the environment, the farmers who grow our food and the food economy as a whole. It is beyond me how one company can be permitted to "own" food and control food in such a manner.
p.s. Stay away from the corn and all the corn derivatives. It's everywhere!!