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The Stopping GMO Challenge

Food, Inc., Forks over Knives, What the Health, and GMO OMG… Have you been watching these documentaries about GMOs (genetically modified organisms)? Does it have you wondering? You are not the only one!

As a mom, I’m always worried about what I’m feeding my kiddo. Thinking about what I’m eating and not eating started when we first talked about getting pregnant. Take your prenatal pill, don’t eat certain fish, watch out for listeria, etc.

As a first time mom, I tried to cook as much of my daughter’s food as I could. I preferred that instead of buying processed foods. That took 2-3 hours each week! Mind you, I did cook most of the food because I enjoyed cooking it and some of the baby food tasted nasty! …yes, I did try all the foods my kid was eating. If I didn’t like it, why would she?

Now she’s almost 4 years old and all I hear about are the dangers of GMOs. GMOs causing cancer, GMOs causing heart issues, GMOs impacting out farmers, and so on. If GMOs are so bad, why would I want to give my daughter something I don’t know how it will impact her or my family? I am a true believer of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. GMOs don’t follow this basic principle.

According to published history, GMOs started back in 1994 (that we know of) and we do NOT know the full health impacts but I do know it’s NOT natural. Our crops are essentially becoming a pesticide and that’s what makes GMOs dangerous. Crops are killing weeds and insects that kill them.

To avoid finding out that the impact of GMOs on my family, I’m changing my entire blog to non-GMO friendly and more “vegan / vegetarian” recipes. No, I haven’t personally decided to go vegetarian or vegan but I am choosing to eliminate meats from our meal plans. I do commend you if you are vegan or vegetarian.

Either way, welcome to the newly updated Bella’s Apron blog. Support me while I buy and cook a more holistic / organic / non-GMO recipes, while I try to cut out the fast “mystery” processed foods, and support my local farmers markets. Give me some feedback! What are your thoughts on this topic? I’d love to hear back from you.

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