One of my missions in life is to do what I am able to help people become more awae of the dangers we face from over exposure to pesticides & herbicides. They are in our food. And in our yards! I can't understand how people, especially those with small children and pets, can justify pouring chemicals on their lawns just to try to make them look prettier than the neighbor next door.
And even stronger, more dangerous pesticides and herbicides are used to bring our food to market, with GMO products often having those chemicals built right into the seeds . . . at times it seems an overwhelming battle, even to get folks to pay attention.
But I do what I can to bring light and knowledge so people can at least make informed decisions. And I do the best I can to avoid purchasing products that I'm unsure of, and to "vote" with my dollars by purchasing products from companies that proudly lable themselves.
At the same time, I try to avoid educating with fear. It's a fine balance, and I'm not sure I always succeed. Because learning that the food you give your children may be filled with dangerous, chemicals can be a really scary thing.
I have recently come to the conclusion that while I must still do all I can to educate and make informed purchases, I must also remember to bless what I buy, and to be grateful for it. Bless the food I've prepared, and be grateful for it.
And that may just be enough.