I was recently talking to a girlfriend about how differently we parent our kids with regard to food than when we were raised. She and I remember Hostess products, Hawaiian Punch and Cookie Crisps cereal (I feel like I'm throwing my parents under the bus!). Food terms like cage-free and gluten-free weren't parlayed around. We ate chicken and pasta and broccoli that did not have identifying labels at the grocery store like organic. It's tempting to think that maybe all this noise about food is just chatter because…we turned out fine.
While I avoid going to extremes and being too restrictive with what we eat (See my recent post about feeding my children), nonetheless there are some things that I try to avoid as much as possible because I know that things aren't what they used to be.
Back then, soybeans, corn and papaya weren't genetically modified nearly as much as they are now. Dairy cows weren't given Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBST) to increase milk production by 16%. Salmon was caught in the wild instead of being farmed and then sold with a food coloring to turn their flesh from unappetizing grey to the expected salmon-pink color (though there are some responsibly farmed Salmon out there).
If food has the ability to heal, it also has the ability to harm. This is apparent in the skyrocketing rates of juvenile diabetes and childhood obesity and rising rates of food allergies in this country.
We know better today. But it's not enough to just know better. Now it's time to DO better with our food choices.
Albert Einstein is famously quoted saying "Those that have the privilege to know have the duty to act." That knowledge is the basis for our mission here at Green Grass Foods, to bring a wholesome product like nutpods to market for our customers to have the opportunity to make healthy choices for themselves and their family. With that in mind, we have made the decision to be unsweetened across our entire line of creamers. This allows the consumer to have their perfect cup of coffee; you can add your preferred sweetener, to your own custom sweetness level, or you can leave it unsweetened. Either way, you'll have your coffee with a deliciously rich dairy-free creamer. It's our small way of helping you craft that cup of coffee we all enjoy. Thank you for your continued support!
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