Kids are our little angels. We want to protect them but in this world of GMO, are we careful enough to give them what they need from the best source?
As I was watching this video podcast, I felt for children who need to suffer what we do not need to as a kid. The introduction of GMO relate to disease, health cost and allergen as proven by crucial thought and data analysis. Robyn is right. Even if we are alone, we need to get these information out. I am not trying to influence your food choices but I want you to know this reality exist.
We often thought of food allergens being not serious. There were many incidents of recalls due to undeclared allergen as an ingredient in a food product and it kept recurring from time to time. Few of my friends thought allergen recall is typical and non-worthy to be mention. It is not unless they are affected. Allergen reaction can be life-threatening and there are people out there that are hyper-sensitive towards these allergens. Please be thoughtful.
Some manufacturers lean back by labeling "made in a facility that also 'produce' allergen' as it is required by law and let the consumer decide. The question then goes back to the food label. Is it easily visualize or is it at the edge, where it is less visible? Marketers know where the consumer will focus on food label but is the allergen precaution placed there? And do we ever read food labels carefully?
Kids are so young, to realize what the we are feeding them. But, are we not realizing the fact of what we eat too? Do we even care? -that is my question.
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