I buy LO food from Whole Foods, I should be safe. No sirrreeeeeeee, Whole Foods will not be GM free until mid 2012. There is no law or regulation that manufacturers have to call out GM foods and they wont as that would be like putting a "skull and crossbones on the food and no one would buy it." Well, duh. I made cookies last night and soy lecithin is in ALL chocolate. I'm not quite ready to buy my own chickens to get my own eggs BUT pretty close except that I hate birds and chickens are birds and therefore gross. I went deep on the Internet yesterday and wanted to curl into a ball and cry.
I would love to be crunchy, I would love to dine on a raw diet but that isn't me. So I have found some resources that don't make me throw up my hands and declare it impossible. AllergyKids.com is a great website and they have the simple "Do One Thing" to try or their shopping list that looks handy. The non-GMO project also offers a shopping guide.
Food has taken on such a new meaning for me. It started with gestational diabetes, then with LO's gut and allergies and now with the fear that I could be impacting her future health with the choices that I make for her now. I wish that I could say, I turned out fine and there was no organic food during my childhood but the food supply has drastically changed in the last 15-20 years. I feel that I have to at least pay attention to what goes in her mouth beyond the inedible pieces that are in there too. Sigh, who wants to discuss malted barley flour???