Monday, January 31, 2011

Pay the Farmer or Pay the Hospital?

Birke Baehr is an awesome 11-year-old that wants to make a difference in the world by becoming an organic farmer, instead of a football player. He actually understands that we need to do something dramatically to our food system to keep our communities healthy and alive and keep our selves healthy and alive. He asks if buying organic is really that expensive, in response he says, "We can either pay the farmer, or pay the hospital." Baehr has a good point. We can either pay the farmer for healthy fruits and vegetables or we can pay for genetically modified foods that potentially cause cancer.

The point to this blog and video is that we need to start supporting our local farmer's markets and buy those foods that are ungenetically modified, meaning that they are real and found in nature!

Do you think he can make a difference with one kid at a time? Can any of us make a difference one person at a time? Tell me thoughts!

Check out this quick 5 minute video on to learn more.

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