Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2013
I don't know about the rest of you, but lately are you freaked out about everything you eat and feed your kids.
On one hand you may think I've just been on the internet too much. It's true. There is so much info out there...and so much of it is not good news. It's all don't eat this, be careful of these 10 worse foods, watch out for the water, the list goes on...making us paranoid about everything we put into our body, but also pushing...pushing hard for change.
I tell my little girl, all the time, of things we have to be careful not to eat and what to watch out for.
Problem is we are on a very tight budget and let's face it, mass market food is cheap...so we end up buying stuff I don't want to. Sadly we live right by the ocean and we can't harvest anything as it's all toxic because it's a huge port filled with ships and boats.
I'm trying hard to change things, I'm going back to school and then hopefully we will move where there is a place I can have a garden...those are the dreams. My dad had it right in the beginning, he had a little hobby farm..oh how I wish I could go back in time and learn and get that place for myself.
But we can't go back...only forward and thus we need to learn from our mistakes and move on.
I really love these videos. They make you emotional, but they are not just showing what is wrong, (in a simplistic and creative way) they are making suggestions on how to make a better world. They have invented games for kids and everyone to learn and play and understand the problems and how to make it better.
It's not going to be easy but slowly I feel more hopeful. One day at a time.
The thing is people didn't start out to make things the awful way it's turned out. I don't think people intended to do all these terrible things to animals, they were just trying to earn a living.
But now we can see and we can make changes...we have to...for our children....for ourselves...for the world and all it's beautiful creatures.