If you haven't watched Food, Inc. and/or The Future of Food, I highly recommend you adding one or both to your Netflix queue. These 2 movies pushed us over the edge we've been teetering on for some time now about whether to buy organic foods. We are now fully committed to buying organic food as often as we possibly can. Until I know exactly what genetically modified (gm) foods do to our bodies, I'd prefer to not eat them. Quick fact: 90% of all corn is gm and a large majority of our processed foods come from gm corn, so unless your label reads "organic" or it's not made from corn or any derivative of corn you're likely eating gm food. Japan is watching U.S. children for the next 20 years to see how our kids turn out after eating gm foods before they allow gm foods into their country.
I find making a list of the top 3 most important things regarding something always seems to make it stick a little better, so here's my list from the 2 previous films:
- Buy local--from farmers markets, local growers, etc.
- Buy organic
- Buy dairy products from animals not treated with growth hormones.