Posted on Mon, July 13, 2009 by Jerusha Klemperer
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by Robyn OBrien, author of The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It
As headlines swirl and climates whirl
And Wall Street finds its feet
Theres one refrain that doesnt change
Mommy, whats there to eat?
Well listen child, Ill tell you what,
Thats no small query there.
Come over here, and sit right down,
In fact, pull up a chair.
Your question, dear one, though you ask,
With all good heart intended,
Is fraught with complications that
Arent often comprehended.
What we call food is not the same
As what our grandmas ate.
Would she have had yellow 5 & 6
On her childs dinner plate?
What about acesulfame potassium?
Can you pronounce that, love?
Did grandmother have a jar of that
In her cupboards up above?
What would she think of all these things
You children eat today?
Perhaps shed bow her gentle head
And just begin to pray ..
But since she is no longer here,
It is up to you and me,
To be the ones who will inspire
Her True Food Legacy.
Perhaps as we begin this quest
We might cut the colors first?
Or try to avoid things we cant pronounce?
Tell me, which do you think is worse?
You see, my little one, in our hands,
In our minds and in our hearts,
We have the ability to affect remarkable change
So, love, where should we start?
To learn more about the Grandmother Theory and true food, please visit www.robynobrien.com