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My son’s organic manifesto

02/15/2013 - 12 comments

My son is smart. He was reading mortgage contracts at age 3 and skipped second grade all together. He pays attention and likes to learn. So, of course, when I am watching food documentaries or reading books about nutrition, he wants to be involved. I include him as much as I can and it really seems to have had a positive influence on the way he looks at food.

The other day we watched Genetic Roulette, a documentary about GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in our food supply.

And he was apparently inspired.

Please note that he claims to have researched the facts and figures but I have no way to know for sure. Also, because I had no idea he was doing this, we didn’t get to chat about citing sources and things like that so clearly there is a conversation to be had for future writings.

But for right now, I’d like to share his “Organic and Non-organic Foods” article with you. Because, well, it’s too good to keep to myself.

Organic and Non-organic Foods

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Jacobs Organic Manifesto

And that, my friends, is from the mind of a 9 year old with a slightly health-obsessed mother.

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  • Reply Henrietta 02/21/2013 at 4:38 pm

    What a great article! I love it when he catches your attention with the “But Wait Right There!”

  • Reply Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving 02/21/2013 at 2:48 pm

    When can you send him over to do my taxes :) He’s one smart cookie and I wish more people knew about our food system.

  • Reply Lorie Shewbridge 02/16/2013 at 11:12 pm

    I LOVE this post. You have the smartest young man in the world, he is going to change the planet. I think he may some day be President.

  • Reply Marla Zickefoose 02/16/2013 at 9:03 am

    How cute!! I love it! Smart boy for sure :)

  • Reply nicole @nicky_olea 02/16/2013 at 8:54 am

    Awesome! Best line ever.. “possibly, but hopefully not die”!

  • Reply pam 02/16/2013 at 7:45 am

    Very organized, literate, factual… wow! He’s clearly a genius!

  • Reply Whitney @ It's Gravy, Baby! 02/15/2013 at 2:39 pm

    Best. article. ever.

    Thanks for sharing!

    You should be one proud mama.

  • Reply Leah Segedie 02/15/2013 at 2:37 pm

    I see a future TED talk in his future ;)

    • Reply Kim 02/15/2013 at 2:48 pm

      I think I need to sit him in front of the webcam…

  • Reply Paula @ Frosted Fingers 02/15/2013 at 2:33 pm

    He is something else. Get that boy a blog Mom!

  • Reply Heather 02/15/2013 at 2:33 pm

    Oh my that was awesome. I sure hope I don’t die :D

    • Reply Kim 02/15/2013 at 2:36 pm

      “possibly but hopefully not” LMAO