My family used to poke fun at me for spending money on organic food and for limiting the amount of Oreos my son eats. “We all grew up eating all kinds of junk and most of us turned out fine,” is what I always hear, especially from those who older than me.
Well, let me just enlighten you on one very important fact about genetically modified foods. Its commercial sales didn’t start until the 1990s. Therefore, our generation wasn’t as exposed to the mishaps and potential dangers of products that have been genetically modified.
What are genetically modified foods?
Most of our food originally come from living organisms. Whether they are animals or plants, they most likely have DNA, which is what carries the genetic information of every living thing on this planet. Then scientists found a way to UNnaturally increase our food source with multiplicity.
Studies show that diseases are being linked to genetically modified foods. And if you do enough research, you may just find out who and for what reason GMO has been allowed in the first place. Of course that could be a great topic for another day 🙂
There are debates and many arguments as to the correlation between new or growing numbers of diseases and genetically modified foods, but there’s too much of a coincidence if you looked at the overall study. I mean, if you’re at least 30, you may wonder why it seems as if cancer rates are increasing (World Health Organization predicts a rise of 70% over the next 2 decades), despite our advancements in medicine and technology.
I think I’m being a responsible parent
As a mom, I was given 2 responsibilities – to raise my child the best way I possibly can so he can be the best human he possibly could be AND to keep him safe. Part of that safety responsibility means doing my best to keep him away from things that could harm him.
If you’re a parent, you certainly have your right to do the parenting thing your own way. Attempting to limit the amount of processed and genetically modified foods my son eats is my way.
I’m not oblivious to the fact that GMO could be around for good. There’s no way for my son to avoid it. I understand that. I don’t have him on a 100% GMO-free diet, but if even half of the things he eats is NOT genetically modified then I certainly feel a little better about it.
It’s just my own thoughts and way of thinking. After all, don’t we all have a right to follow the parenthood instincts we were given?