Ignorance is bliss...
It all started with a very casual converstation with a friend about plastic and do we really know if it's safe. All I was thinking was, "idunno!" Then she went on to say...'like when you microwave it, there's gotta be some chemicals coming out of it and getting on the food'. My thought was then, "Oh my gosh, you think so?" And I could have left it as the casual conversation it was, but the wonder about the chemicals stayed with me. So I started using glass containers a little more, until I could read a little about it.
So I read a little more about it, which lead to learning that we have amazingly dangerous chemicals right under our sinks! "THAT'S JUST GREAT!!!" I thought, and made some natural household cleaners (some of which were part of the Christmas presents I made this year)
That casual conversation lead to a string of changes and more learning.
HOLEY CRAP...the food we put in our bodies!!! The destruction of the enviroment!!! The landfills over-flowing!!! UUUuugh!!!
I know I have only begun to scratch the surface, and that's what scares me!!!! And it's too late to go back to ignorance...there is ABSOLUTELY no way you will get me to eat the meat from a chain grocery store now!!!! I can't bare to put anything in the garbage can that will end up in a landfill. And now I have to think of a safe way to dispose of all those cleaning chemicals under our sink, because now I can't bring myself to pour them down the drain.
Since I can't go back to not knowing, I must go foward (but I might stop reading about this stuff for a while)... our garden is getting planned, I am learning how to can fruits and vegetables, I have begun researching food dehydrators and decided on this one. I have also started looking into purchasing direct from a local farmer for our meat and eggs and I have Red Wiggler Worms on their way here for our compost bin.
The moral of the story
What you don't know CAN kill you...
or at least give you unexplained allergies, cause cancer, destroy our enviroment, kill off species of animals, etc......