Do You Eat Organic Just to Be 'Cool'?
By Lazy Hippie Mama on March 26, 2014
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The way I live now is, in many ways, more difficult than the way I lived before. Every choice is researched and thought out. I don't do it because it's cool or because a celebrity said I should or because I'm trying to make a statement to the world. I do it because these choices have made me feel stronger and healthier than I ever have and I want my children to grow up feeling strong and healthy.
Every single other person I know who strives for an "organic lifestyle" does so for the same reasons.
But I wonder…
Maybe we are in the minority because people in "the mainstream" see us just the way the box-writers at Kraft see us. Maybe people think that I'm buying organic salad dressing because Paul Newman has pretty blue eyes. Maybe they don't realize that the petroleum-based food dyes in the regular mac and cheese have been proven by the medical community to cause symptoms very like those of ADHD and autism and that they are limited or banned in most countries around the world because of their negative health effects.
I am curious to know. What do you think?
Do people buy organic to be trendy?
Do "the crunchies" need to get better at explaining the reasons behind their choices?
Do folks in the mainstream even want to know our reasons, or do you think that many of them are working on an "ignorance is bliss" mentality?
Are you, too, seeking to save the earth, promote world peace and raise productive citizens without expending too much effort?
If we work on our goals together, they may be a little easier to achieve!
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