Spring is Sprung!

Ok, I don't know if that's grammatically correct, but it sounds right to me. Good thing I don't teach language arts to the kids, I'll just stick with art.

With spring comes so much life and awakening. I can't wait to see strawberries in full force at the markets, I can't wait to get my garden planted. Since we try to eat local produce, this season is very exciting for my fruit obsessed children. Spring also means it's Spring Break so the blog may be quiet here and there for the next few days as we have a very full week ahead. 

There's so much conversation going on regarding GMO's in this country. I try to educate myself about these types of issues before choosing for my family what is safest, healthiest, and best. But there's a lot of info out there. I think this article is really helpful in explaining the different types of hybrids and genetically modified items, because they are not one in the same. 

I am thrilled that Whole Foods has decided to label the items in their grocery stores containing GMOs, not so thrilled it'll take 5 years but at least someone is listening. Living in a country that is very beautiful, granting me the right to practice my religion, and giving freedoms that make my life easy and enjoyable does come at a cost. I find it sad that it is so behind the times when it comes to keeping it's inhabitants' food safe. I can't imagine what it'd be like to live in places of Europe where I could walk into a grocery store and not have to stress about which produce came from genetically modified seeds, or buy milk where cows actually graze on grass like they were created to eat.

I just thought these articles may help explain the debates going on around us, so that whatever decision you make for your family, at least it's an informed one and you can rest peacefully at night that you know what these big words(and small initials) mean when you buy food.

So what about you? Does this topic bore you? Would it change your buying habits if a box of your favorite cereal all of a sudden was labeled GMO? Or not really, you like what you buy and a label wouldn't change it?