We’re hitting heavy lettuce season right now and I couldn’t be happier about it. Its also earth day! To celebrate I’m doing something for the earth……but its probably not what you’re thinking.
I’m raiding the pantry and fridge and getting rid of corn and soy products. Yup. I know you thought I was going to talk about cloth napkins again, huh?
Actually, the land used to produce corn and soy products accounts for nearly 144 million acres across the United States. Nearly All of this corn and soy is genetically modified, the US government forces farmers to do so. Its produced to 1. create terribly unhealthy shelf stable and glycemic raising foods for the American public and 2. feed livestock (which is terribly unhealthy for the animals, whose meat is then fed to humans).
I won’t rant about the livestock issue, but just in case you are wonderful what all the fuss is about…..it is concerning when researchers say that our current agricultural model is not sustainable. That means we are ruining our planet by the crap we are eating.
And this, my friends, is why I’m getting rid of such crap from my home. I cannot, in good conscience, continue to 1. feed my children food that I well know is terrible for their developing bodies and 2. support a corrupt and unsustainable agriculture model.
Goodbye food. (I kept the Rice Krispies, Nutri-Grain Waffles and Thin Mints, just in case you were wondering. I fought the cereal/waffle fight once, and I lost. Some battles aren’t worth picking.)
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