Pesticide Free Parenting

Don’t worry, I’m not going to be lecturing you on the dangers of pesticides and telling you to rid yourselves of all non-organic things in your home. Or maybe I am.

We hear it every day. Buy organic, it’s better for you. Organic foods are free of harmful chemicals and pesticides that can be a danger to your health. I’m not a health food nut, but I do need to be better aware of what I am putting into my body and what I am feeding my family. It is a concern and we don’t always know the long term affects of foods that are non-organic. Organic in the truest sense of the word simply means that whatever food we are talking about is grown naturally. Are we providing a natural growth environment for our kids?  [more]

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2 responses to “Pesticide Free Parenting

  1. But stay away from any definition of organic agreed upon by any governing body. If my dad can get an “organic” label by using cattle feces as fertilizer on his corn, no matter the type of seed he uses or chemicals in the cows that they vacated to make the feces, then just the term organic may not be enough. It’s akin to the phrase Christian in general – you have so many definitions, but luckily for us, we have the Word as a starting point. Much like the label organic has taken many turns and twists from the original intent of pure and natural, so has our Christian faith through hundreds and thousands of denominations and sects throughout Christendom. As with many things, the best environment possible is one with God firmly entrenched in the center.

    Great words, Tom. Thanks!

    • I hope you know that I do not have the farming experience that you have, so like any metaphor there is a point when it breaks dow n. 🙂 But I love how you fleshed it out. Thanks for the comments Ben!

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