Every documentary and/or book I’ve linked on the sidebar should be watched or read by every American. These movies are an eye-opener into how some of our everyday conveniences are produced, marketed, and worst, accepted. I’ve now seen each of these twice, with exception to Super Size Me – which wrapped up my past week “food supply” documentary-binge.
Regenerative Organic Agriculture
I had to post this as a phrase, or term, I want embedded in my mind. For almost a decade words, phrases, and acronyms like “organic”, “all-natural”, “GMO”, “BPA”, “rBGH”, “certified”, “soy lecithin”, “cow’s milk protein”, “high-fructose corn syrup”, along with additives, preservatives, and other words I can’t pronounce have tumbled around in my mind over many a shopping experience. While easier to avoid at local farmer’s markets, not so much at many regional grocers.
My journey down this path stemmed from the birth of my daughter. She was born with an allergic reaction to cow’s milk protein. While it took a number of months to diagnose this as a baby, it took about 4 years before she was able to readily digest it without issue.
For any mom searching out there about how to calm a fussy, crying baby I want to tell you the symptoms we experienced in hopes that I can save you some of the anxiety and stress associated with this.