It takes quite a bit of homework to be able to feed my family of five (all of them hungry boys, mind you) a non-GMO, organic diet. I’ve been doing it for about 10 years now. It is difficult, but not impossible. We do it on a reasonable budget, and the kids love what we cook (yes, you heard that right).
What does a diet like that look like, you say, and why should I try to do the same?
The diet is simple: we eat whole, organic, non-GMO foods.
The reason you should care about going non-GMO is easy. Just answer this question:
Do you want clean, safe food?
If the answer is yes, then shopping organic and non-GMO is the ONLY way to go.
If you are uncertain, let me convince you:
A recent book, Rich Food, Poor Food, outlines lots of the reasons you should AVOID conventional food and GMO products like the plague.
Here is a quote from a recent post:
Many people are awakening to the fact that we can no longer trust the food
manufacturers to create products that are healthy for our families. Their love of the all
mighty dollar has caused them to create highly processed products loaded with what
we call Poor Food ingredients. Poor food ingredients are not only things like sugar and
high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that cause us to over eat, store fat and induce insulin
resistance and diabetes, but also include over 150 foods that are potentially harmful
to ones health.
Buying Clean Food
- The 10 Best Food Apps (Finding clean, healthy, good food for your family)
- EWG Dirty Dozen Food List – Updated for 2012
- PBS on Epigenetics – How what you eat affects your children and grandchildren
- Environmental Working Group demands clean food bill
- GMO’s Health Risks – You have a right to know what is in your food
Respected Authors in the “Clean Food” field
Hopefully you’ll be convinced after seeing the evidence of the dangers of “big-agri-business farmed and Monsanto (GMO) built ‘food’.”