Poison has been in the news lately…
Monsanto is getting targeted in several lawsuits for chemically poisoning farmers with their cancer-linked herbicide Roundup.
Tom Brady called Coca-Cola poison and a reporter asked, "Is he the NFL's version of Food Babe?" (I hope so. We need him on our team!)
All this talk, has me thinking about the definition of poison, which is…
"A substance with an inherent property that tends to destroy life or impair health,"
"Something harmful or pernicious, as to happiness or well-being."
I don't know about you - but I think that any food made with artificial additives made from petroleum, GMOs sprayed with Roundup, and ingredients that are banned or require a warning label in other countries fits the definition of poison.
Although Halloween isn't a healthy holiday by any means, there's no reason to throw all caution to the wind and litter the neighborhood with toxic "treats" once a year. There seems to be a disconnect when it comes to holidays like Halloween and what people are willing to put into their cart.
Now, you might think I'm being a little bombastic or inflammatory by calling traditional Halloween candy "poison", but what I don't get is the people who wouldn't feed these ingredients to their own children (or themselves), and they still hand out this garbage out!
These are the moments where maybe not everyone will agree, but I have a feeling that sharing my feelings will open up some doors for change.
Your purchasing decisions can make a huge difference in this world.
P.S. It only takes a second to open someone's eyes, if you know anyone about to poison the neighborhood children, please share this post with them!
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