Going Organic?

Going Organic?

Have you noticed all the news articles taunting how organic food isn’t any more healthy for us than eating the pesticide laden, mass-produced vegetables that most of us consume?

They really don’t get it. (Don’t ask me who “they” is, I don’t have a clue. I suppose “they” is anyone who stands to benefit from poisoning families.) They think, it’s all about money – everyone knows it’s cheaper to eat genetically modified, pesticide ready food – we know it’s about health.

You can’t place a price on your health. Many of these chemicals we have come to depend on, build up in our bodies – many new health problems will crop up and trusting consumers have yet to experience the full measure of our actions.

Much of the harm that can be done, has already been done to my body, but about my son? What do I tell him when he asks why I didn’t work harder to protect him? He has his entire life ahead of him. We owe it to our children to feed them healthy food.

We have placed false hope in our government; They won’t protect us. Our government has sold us out. It is up to parents to use wisdom when choosing the foods we serve on our tables. I was overjoyed when my eldest son informed me they were putting in a garden this year. No pesticides were used and my grandkids will reap the benefits of fresh, healthy vegetables.

The bad economy has been good for many industrious people. It has motivated them to put in gardens, to start their own businesses, and tighten their budget. Individuals who aren’t quite so motivated or creative are struggling but that’s the way it’s always been.

Our own business showed some growing pains, we lost a few clients in the beginning but no more than in a normal year. Recently, we’ve seen online businesses expanding and getting more creative in their marketing. New businesses are cropping up at a faster pace than normal.

What I find really exciting is the positive effect all this could have on our lives. As more people begin Internet-based businesses, allowing them to work from their home office, we will begin to see fewer cars on the road, which means less emissions.

I don’t understand why the feds don’t encourage employers to hire home workers by offering tax credits. It seems like such a smart solution to our crowded roads and pollution choked cities. This would have the added benefit of allowing people to select where they live. In many cases, this would allow families to live closer to their extended family.

It is wonderful to see a determined citizenry stand up to the challeges we are facing today and not cave in under the pressures. As for buying organic: I may not always be able to afford to buy organic but I look at it this way, every dollar I spend on organic foods, is a vote for natural foods. It’s one less dollar the chemical companies get.

Buying organic may or may not provide any vitamin benefits but it sure makes you feel good about the choices you make. I kind of like the feeling, so I think I’ll keep “wasting” my money. Who knows, my son may thank me one day — or not.