I get up at 5:30am and sit at my computer wondering what to write. There are always a zillion thoughts going through my mind because there are so many topics, so many problems and most of all so many reasons to keep going. You know, I struggle with how much to be me sometimes because my ego gets in the way. It’s easy to care about offending someone or saying the wrong thing. That’s when I have to remember that there is no wrong thing to say when your intentions are pure.
I read yesterday the FDA has approved a genetically modified drug to be on the market and I almost lost my marbles. As if most drugs aren’t bad enough (insert commercial with list of side effects) but now some will be made from GMO plants. We are actually going to have genetically engineered drug crops. What’s next? Wow, I miss the good old days. The days when things were real.
If you are wondering what the big deal is with GMOs I hope this helps to clarify a little bit. GMOs are not required to be labelled. That speaks volumes to me. There are countries who have banned GMOs and people petitioning all over Canada and the US to have them at least labelled. Unfortunately at this time not only are GMOs allowed in our food system here, but they get to be hidden. If they are so safe what’s the big deal? What are they trying to hide?
Thankfully in this generation we will remember when plants and food had seeds. Now that there are seedless watermelons designed in a lab I have to wonder what’s next. Aren’t the seeds what it needs to reproduce? Much of the food we eat has been ‘engineered’, its very nature has been changed and there are more allergies, infertility and illness than ever before. In my mama bear protection mode I have to wonder why this information isn’t front page news?
Even though GMOs don’t have to be labelled we are still free to educate ourselves and choose not to buy them. I understand, the word organic annoys some people and probably deters some of you from buying it. Maybe instead think of the word real, or what nature provided and choose some of your food based on that.
My only hope is that you take a look at what surrounds you. So many people are facing health challenges. Ask yourself if this was the same when you were younger? Are things different? What will the future look like if we keep going down this exact path? Would it be safe to say that since the introduction of GMOs we have seen a difference in our health? Is it okay that they don’t have to be labelled limiting your choice?
Knowledge is power. You are allowed to think and draw your own conclusions, nobody can take that away from you.
Let’s keep it real,