My sister-in-law recently watched Hungry for Change on Netflix and was telling me that after seeing it, she had no idea what to even buy at the grocery store anymore because it opened her eyes to how scary our food supply really is.
Who doesn't love a cute photo of Ewan at six months :-)
She got me thinking about my personal mantra that I have adopted. Know better, do better. I know people that are even remotely considered crunchy get a bad rap a lot of the time because they come across as sanctimonious at times and for the majority of us, our tendency to let others know about them. I, for example, have a tendency to let others know about birth and about food. The thing is though, a lot of us have taken the time to do our research into the things we do and have found that time and time again, they are proven to be better not only for ourselves, but for the environment in general.
Case in point. I remember when I was in England going to the grocery and seeing the tiny fruits and veggies in the produce. I was blown away to learn that those same fruits and veggies here in the US were ginormous because they were genetically modified and that GM foods were highly controversial in Europe. I came back to the States and did my own research because I was curious. This was in 2002.
I have known for 12 years how GMOs and pesticides are not good for you, and have purchased the dirty dozen organically whenever I can ever since. But, it hasn't been until the last year or so that I've really realized how bad processed foods in general are for you. So now that I really do know better, I'm making every effort to do better.
We're all trying to do what's best for our families, so once you know better, how can you at least not try to Do better?