Tonight I found a slug on my bok choy. He was a trooper, my little slug! For an entire week, he had survived the cold of my fridge, and he had even survived the green fresh bag that I used to keep my bok choy crisp. Imagine my shock when I found him there, between the leaves, oblivious to his surroundings. He must have thought winter had come early!
Some people might be squeamish seeing a a little slug among their food. They might throw out the produce, be sick to their stomach. I have to admit, I did wash my food a little bit more carefully after seeing him!
And then it dawned on me, how lucky I am to find this slug living in my fridge. What a good reminder that my food is from nature. No laboratory injected anything into my food. No chemical company has genetically altered it in any way, and no pesticides have been sprayed around it either. Neither was it sprayed with wax to make it look pretty for the store. No, my food came straight from the farmer’s market, from a farm just 2 hours away.
If I had bought a GMO (genetically modified organism), or a a plant that was grown with pesticides, I would have been left to find a DEAD slug on my bok choy, instead of one that had lived for almost a week inside my fridge (inside a plastic bag)
Think about your food next time you shop. Please buy organic, avoid GMO’s. They are awful for your health, having been proven again and again to lead to cancer and other horrible diseases. Shop at farmer’s markets whenever possible. The produce might be ugly, you might find a slug, but your body will thank you.
I want to thank that little slug for giving me something to write about tonight, I had a bit of writer’s block today. You never know where inspiration will occur!
- Genetically Modified Products Under Fire (prweb.com)
- Give consumers a choice and label genetically modified foods (bangordailynews.com)
- Top 10 genetically modified foods. (lifehardcore.wordpress.com)
- Potential Poisons on the Menu (pioneersinprogress.wordpress.com)
- The Hidden Dangers of GMO Foods (spirituition.wordpress.com)