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Stop Telling Me What’s Ok for My Kid to Eat!

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.

genetically modified food our kids eat

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?

Karlyn Bishop

Karlyn Bishop

Karlyn Bishop is the proud mommy to little Oliver and wife to hubby. She is a resident of Laguna Beach and a big player in the web's large social media circle.

7 comments

  • As long as you are feeding your children nobody has a right to try and discourage your choices as a parent. You decide what is best for your children and others for their own. It is really bothersome that with all the problems linked to genetically modified foods that anyone would be discouraging to mothers who try to avoid feeding it to their kids.

  • i have a friend how always tells me to not feed this or no do this to my kid haha I just laugh at her everytime. not her business at all. but its ok. true that it is your kid you know what’s best

  • As parents we try to do the best that we can for our kids especially when it comes to their food. You make really good points here. No parent should ever question what you’re doing. We all can decide for ourselves anyway.

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    Karlyn Bishop

    Karlyn Bishop

    Karlyn Bishop is the proud mommy to little Oliver and wife to hubby. She is a resident of Laguna Beach and a big player in the web's large social media circle.

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