Who is Glenn Pendlay and why do I keep posting links to his blog on my FB page?
I was looking for a friend’s blog on Word Press and I happened to see a link to his blog. I have never heard of Glenn, but the title and subject is something I am, I hesitate to say passionate about, but I am very interested in nonetheless....The Food Situation in America. It's horrible, I am currently reading In Defense of Food, by Micheal Pollan and if I can ever stay up past 8pm, I will finish it and give you my book report.
If you are like me, just a mom who wants their children to grow up happy and healthy, knowing that you did the best you could for them, including providing healthy wholesome foods, you should be mad at the state of things in here in the good ol’USA. The food that we mass produce is killing us. This Western Diet gives us diabetes, heart disease, and cancers. We need to take a stand! Am I saying we should picket and lobby at the capitol, no. I’m not that person. I’m just saying that we all can do our part by reading labels before we buy; avoid highly processed foods that claim they are good for us; avoid artificial colors and flavors; AND buy whole foods, including FRUITS and VEGTABLES!
Ok, I am going to hop off my soap box. By no means am I a perfect little Martha Stewart at home whipping up foods from scratch with the organic produce I grew in my garden. But I am doing my best to limit the processed foods I purchase, as well as, avoiding artificial colors and preservatives. I don’t buy all organic, that would be impossible for me. But I do visit local farms with my children and purchase as much locally grown fresh produce as possible. I want my children to know where food comes from and it isn’t a grocery store shelf.
Do you only eat organic? Are you a believer in the Paleo diet? Or, Is the term clean eating foreign to you? Could you care less and say bring on the HFCS and Blue #1?