There was a powerful story I heard while attending a Green Conference in San Francisco not too long ago. The speaker told of a lady in inner city Chicago whose daughter had fallen ill. After going to a number of doctors, it turned out that the little girl was allergic to the chemicals and preservatives found in the food she was eating. Being in a poor, inner-city neighborhood, when the mother asked the physician what she was to do about it, his response was basically “Sorry lady, tough luck.” Not taking “no” for an answer, this woman started to do some research on the internet and was inspired to try organic produce.
Much to her disappointment, there were no grocery stores that supplied organic produce for miles around. In fact, almost all of the food in her neighborhood was really poor quality, greasy fast food. It took her nearly three hours to get to a health food store taking multiple buses, but she did it for her child. She had to spend nearly her entire paycheck on the groceries but her daughter was worth it. She did this for a number of weeks and started to see an incredible change in the child. Not only was her health improving, but her mood, skin, and clarity were all drastically improving.