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The Universe took 13 billion years to  create the miracle that is you…                             Guy Dauncey 2011       ...
For every day    of the past 3.5 billion years,   (until the last 50 years) our ancestors ate100% organic food
During the millions of years when ourbodies were evolving we only ever ate            organic food
Your Amazing Human Body 100,000 trillion  trillion atomsAll self-organized     into one coherent whole       Guy Dauncey 2...
Your Brain100 billion neurons100 trillion synapsesAll self-organized into one coherent whole
Every single neuron has evolvedto be nourished by 100% organic food
We’ve come a long way from this….                          Guy Dauncey 2011                         www.earthfuture.com
To this …             Guy Dauncey 2011            www.earthfuture.com
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Traditional taro fields in Hawaii
The way we farm
Eager to kill the bugs,we spray with pesticides and herbicides
When the soil is no longer fed with organicnutrients, farmers turn to chemical fertilizers
NITROGENPHOSPORUS POTASH
Conventional   Organic
.       Since the 1940s & 1950s,        the mineral content ofnon-organic food has fallen dramatically            50% less...
Non-organic tomatoes:61% less calcium43% less Vitamin A25% less iron23% less protein17% less Vitamin C11% less phosphorus8...
Non-Organic Potatoes:100% less vitamin A57% less vitamin C50% less iron50% less riboflavin28% less calcium18% less thiamin...
Plants have evolved on the land over 400 million   years. They know every trick in the book.      When they are attacked b...
When plants are sprayedagainst pests and fungi,   they have no need to defend themselves.
Since they are never attacked,  they don’t use energy generatingdefensive phytochemical compounds.
Organic crops must still defend themselves,       and we are the beneficiaries: Organic corn:           58% more antioxida...
When humans and animals eat thephytochemicals that are abundant in organic     food, they play an important role       in ...
Professor Gerry Potter      Professor of Medicinal Chemistry,      De Montfort University, Leicester       Member of the t...
He also discovered Salvestrols ……food phytonutrients which are essential for our wellbeingas a protection against cancer. ...
However, foods which should be rich in salvestrols       are low or devoid of them because:A: They are produced by plants ...
Salvestrols are particularly high     in organically growngreen vegetables and red fruits
“Although very few studies directly addressed the issue,     the polyphenol content of vegetables produced           by or...
Prevent Cancer Now“To eliminate the preventable causes of cancer.”www.preventcancernow.ca
Cancer in the Developed World1900: 1 in 25          1925: 1 in 10                    1960: 1 in 4                         ...
There is a sickness in our world…        By Samoila Iuliana, age 9, Romania
Overall cancer incidence, 1975 to 2000       Canadian females: + 19.5%        Canadian males: + 29.2% Bob Hunter, RIP    G...
Childhood cancer, 1975 - 2002          USA: + 1% a year         Europe: + 1% a year      Canada: Almost + 1% a yearMandy G...
If there’s a war on cancer, we’re not winning it
What contributesto the causes of cancer?   The Full Picture
Personal and dietary factorsSmokingSun tanningAbsence of UV light (Vit. D)ObesityLack of regular exercise
Personal and dietary factorsSmokingSun tanningAbsence of UV light (Vit.D)ObesityLack of regular exerciseOther food factors...
Personal and dietary factorsSmokingSun tanningAbsence of UV light (Vit.D)ObesityLack of regular exerciseOther food factors...
Personal and dietary factorsSmokingSun tanningAbsence of UV light (Vit.D)ObesityLack of regular exerciseOther food factors...
Personal and dietary factors   Air pollutionSmokingSun tanning                    Second hand smokeAbsence of UV light (Vi...
Personal and dietary factors   Air pollution           Water pollutionSmoking                        Second hand smokeSun ...
Personal and dietary factors   Air pollution                 Water pollutionSmoking                        Second hand smo...
Personal and dietary factors   Air pollution                 Water pollutionSmoking                        Second hand smo...
Personal and dietary factors   Air pollution                    Water pollutionSmoking                        Second hand ...
Personal and dietary factors     Air pollution           Water pollutionSmoking                          Second hand smoke...
Personal and dietary factors       Air pollution                 Water pollutionSmoking                            Second ...
Personal and dietary factors          Air pollution                            Water pollutionSmoking                     ...
Personal and dietary factors    Air pollution                            Water pollutionSmoking                         Se...
Personal and dietary factors   Air pollution                          Water pollutionSmoking                        Second...
Personal and dietary factors       Air pollution                          Water pollutionSmoking                          ...
2004 EWG Study of umbilical cord blood       of 10 newborn babies     287 chemical contaminants  Average cord blood: 230 c...
MercuryCoal-fired power plants,       * Organochlorinemercury-containing             pesticidesproducts, certain industria...
“If ever we had proofthat our nation’s pollution laws aren’t working,  It’s reading the list of industrial chemicals      ...
Is our whole world being contaminated?
Advert in TIME Magazine, late 1940s
DDT being sprayed onLong Island beaches      in 1945   DDT being sprayed    on herded sheep
Genetically modified crops are designed to   tolerate the heavy use of pesticides
Food grown using chemical pesticides…•
Food grown using chemical pesticides…• IARC has identified over 45 pesticides asknow or potential carcinogens: almost half...
Food grown using chemical pesticides…• IARC has identified over 45 pesticides asknow or potential carcinogens: almost half...
Food grown using chemical pesticides…• IARC has identified over 45 pesticides asknow or potential carcinogens: almost half...
Food grown using chemical pesticides…• IARC has identified over 45 pesticides asknow or potential carcinogens: almost half...
Food grown using chemical pesticides…• IARC has identified over 45 pesticides asknow or potential carcinogens: almost half...
Does it matter?    Isn’t it only in tiny amounts?  In 2003, a Belgian study found that      women with breast cancer      ...
There’s cancer in dogs….                               Between 1975 and 1995                               the incidence o...
“The science is clear.The results are unmistakable.      Change your diet  and dramatically reduce          the risk of   ...
The China Study:The first long-term study of diet, lifestyle and diseaseExamined the health and diet of people in 24 provi...
The China Study’s findings:•   Those who ate the most plant-    based food were the healthiest.•   Those who ate the most ...
1: The Cabbage FamilyBrussels sprouts - collard greens - kale - broccoli - cauliflower              glucosinolates & isoth...
2: Garlic & Onions         leeks, shallots & chives         Protective action against cell-growthFresh crushed garlic is f...
3: SoySoybeans - miso - dry roasted beans - soy sauce - tofu - soy milk                          isoflavones
4: TurmericCurcuminoids, very potent antioxidants
5: Japanese Green Tea   Polyphenols - flavanols
6: BerriesStrawberries - raspberries - cranberries - blueberries - blackberries                           Ellagic acid
7: Omega-3 Fatty AcidsFresh walnuts - flax seed - sardines - herring - mackerel - wild salmon
8: Tomatoes  lycopene
9: Citrus Fruit   oranges   lemons  grapefruit     limes Phytochemical  compounds
10: Grapes, Red Wine      resveratrol
11: Dark Chocolate     polyphenols
Breastfeedingreduces the risk ofcancer in childrenand ovarian, breast and other cancers    in mothers.
We need much morelocal organic food and farming
The Zero-Mile DietA Year-Round toGrowing OrganicGardening FoodBy Carolyn Herriot
Schools can grow gardens too…  The Edible Schoolyard, in San Francisco
Can Organic Farming  Feed the World?
Calories  per person   per day: 2001 actual    2,786If 100% organic 2,641 to 4,380Actual need:2,100 to 2,500
World farming yields,  if 100% organicDeveloped world: 92%Developing world: +180%Average whole world: +132%
Six Reasons why your body wants you to         eat fresh organic food:1. To ensure that you get the nutrients and   phyton...
Six Reasons why Naturewants us to eat fresh organic food1. To protect all farm wildlife against cancers   and other diseas...
Araxi Longtable,North Arm Farm, Pemberton, BC
Can we self-organize ourselves    Into one peaceful coherentnature-loving sustainable whole…?
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  1. 1. Guy Dauncey, February 2012 www.earthfuture.com
  2. 2. The Universe took 13 billion years to create the miracle that is you… Guy Dauncey 2011 www.earthfuture.com
  3. 3. For every day of the past 3.5 billion years, (until the last 50 years) our ancestors ate100% organic food
  4. 4. During the millions of years when ourbodies were evolving we only ever ate organic food
  5. 5. Your Amazing Human Body 100,000 trillion trillion atomsAll self-organized into one coherent whole Guy Dauncey 2011 www.earthfuture.com
  6. 6. Your Brain100 billion neurons100 trillion synapsesAll self-organized into one coherent whole
  7. 7. Every single neuron has evolvedto be nourished by 100% organic food
  8. 8. We’ve come a long way from this…. Guy Dauncey 2011 www.earthfuture.com
  9. 9. To this … Guy Dauncey 2011 www.earthfuture.com
  10. 10. but… Guy Dauncey 2011 www.earthfuture.com
  11. 11. We’ve also come to this… Guy Dauncey 2011 Smithore Dreamstime.com www.earthfuture.com
  12. 12. Guy Dauncey 2011www.earthfuture.com
  13. 13. Guy Dauncey 2011www.earthfuture.com
  14. 14. …… ? Guy Dauncey 2011www.earthfuture.com
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  19. 19. Traditional taro fields in Hawaii
  20. 20. The way we farm
  21. 21. Eager to kill the bugs,we spray with pesticides and herbicides
  22. 22. When the soil is no longer fed with organicnutrients, farmers turn to chemical fertilizers
  23. 23. NITROGENPHOSPORUS POTASH
  24. 24. Conventional Organic
  25. 25. . Since the 1940s & 1950s, the mineral content ofnon-organic food has fallen dramatically 50% less iron 50% less calcium 50% less sodium 50% less copper 50% less magnesium 50% less selenium Meat / cheese: 50% less iron Broccoli: 63% less calcium Potatoes: 100% less vitamin A
  26. 26. Non-organic tomatoes:61% less calcium43% less Vitamin A25% less iron23% less protein17% less Vitamin C11% less phosphorus8% less niacin65% more fat200% more sodium (salt)
  27. 27. Non-Organic Potatoes:100% less vitamin A57% less vitamin C50% less iron50% less riboflavin28% less calcium18% less thiamine Source: Globe & Mail, June 6, 2002. Story by Andre Picard quoted in The End of Food by Thomas Pawlick
  28. 28. Plants have evolved on the land over 400 million years. They know every trick in the book. When they are attacked by a fungus, they produce phytochemicals and metabolites to defend themselves.
  29. 29. When plants are sprayedagainst pests and fungi, they have no need to defend themselves.
  30. 30. Since they are never attacked, they don’t use energy generatingdefensive phytochemical compounds.
  31. 31. Organic crops must still defend themselves, and we are the beneficiaries: Organic corn: 58% more antioxidants Organic strawberries: 19% more antioxidants Organic produce: higher levels of vitamin C Organic fruits: higher levels of salvestrols
  32. 32. When humans and animals eat thephytochemicals that are abundant in organic food, they play an important role in protecting against cancer. Vitamins Antioxidants Salvestrols Salicylic acid
  33. 33. Professor Gerry Potter Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, De Montfort University, Leicester Member of the team which wona Royal Society of Chemistry award in 2011 for the discovery and development of the prostate cancer drug abiraterone.
  34. 34. He also discovered Salvestrols ……food phytonutrients which are essential for our wellbeingas a protection against cancer. They have been used bymammals as natural protectors for 150 million years.When salvestrols are consumed, they trigger a P450 enzymethat is present in most cancer cells to produce piceatannol,which attacks the cancer cell directly.British Journal of Cancer (2002) 86 : The cancer preventative agent resveratrol is converted to theanticancer agent piceatannol by the cytochrome P450 enzyme CYP1B1.
  35. 35. However, foods which should be rich in salvestrols are low or devoid of them because:A: They are produced by plants in response to fungal attack and otherinfections. When non-organic plants are sprayed with fungicides andpesticides, their production of salvestrols is impaired, since they are nolonger challenged by fungus.B: Since salvestrols have a bitter taste, they are being shunned forsweeter varieties. 100 years ago we would have consumed10 times the amount of salvestrols we do now.
  36. 36. Salvestrols are particularly high in organically growngreen vegetables and red fruits
  37. 37. “Although very few studies directly addressed the issue, the polyphenol content of vegetables produced by organic or sustainable agriculture is certainly higher than that of vegetables grown without stress.” Polyphenols: food sources and bioavailability. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Volume 79(5), 2004
  38. 38. Prevent Cancer Now“To eliminate the preventable causes of cancer.”www.preventcancernow.ca
  39. 39. Cancer in the Developed World1900: 1 in 25 1925: 1 in 10 1960: 1 in 4 2000: 1 in 3
  40. 40. There is a sickness in our world… By Samoila Iuliana, age 9, Romania
  41. 41. Overall cancer incidence, 1975 to 2000 Canadian females: + 19.5% Canadian males: + 29.2% Bob Hunter, RIP Georgiana Phelan, RIP
  42. 42. Childhood cancer, 1975 - 2002 USA: + 1% a year Europe: + 1% a year Canada: Almost + 1% a yearMandy Green, RIP Cholette Chuda, RIP
  43. 43. If there’s a war on cancer, we’re not winning it
  44. 44. What contributesto the causes of cancer? The Full Picture
  45. 45. Personal and dietary factorsSmokingSun tanningAbsence of UV light (Vit. D)ObesityLack of regular exercise
  46. 46. Personal and dietary factorsSmokingSun tanningAbsence of UV light (Vit.D)ObesityLack of regular exerciseOther food factors:Processed foodsBGH in milkSugar and alcoholSmoked meatsNon-organic foodPesticides
  47. 47. Personal and dietary factorsSmokingSun tanningAbsence of UV light (Vit.D)ObesityLack of regular exerciseOther food factors:Processed foodsBGH in milkSugar and alcoholSmoked meatsNon-organic foodPesticidesWorkplace exposureSolventsHeavy metalsDiesel fuelBenzeneAsbestos+++
  48. 48. Personal and dietary factorsSmokingSun tanningAbsence of UV light (Vit.D)ObesityLack of regular exerciseOther food factorsProcessed foodsBGH in milkSugar and alcoholSmoked meatsNon-organic foodPesticidesWorkplace exposureSolventsHeavy metalsDiesel fuelBenzeneAsbestos+++RadiationSolar UVIonizing radiationEMF radiationRadiation from nuclear
  49. 49. Personal and dietary factors Air pollutionSmokingSun tanning Second hand smokeAbsence of UV light (Vit.D)Obesity BenzeneLack of regular exercise DieselOther food factors AsbestosProcessed foodsBGH in milk Indoor air pollutantsSugar and alcoholSmoked meats Coal-fired powerNon-organic foodPesticidesWorkplace exposureSolventsHeavy metalsDiesel fuelBenzeneAsbestos+++RadiationSolar UVIonizing radiationEMF radiationRadiation from nuclear
  50. 50. Personal and dietary factors Air pollution Water pollutionSmoking Second hand smokeSun tanning Benzene Chlorine by-productsAbsence of UV light (Vit.D) DieselObesity Asbestos Industrial chemicalsLack of regular exercise Indoor air pollutants Coal-fired power Pesticide residuesOther food factors FluorideProcessed foodsBGH in milk Hormone disruptorsSugar and alcoholSmoked meatsNon-organic foodPesticidesWorkplace exposureSolventsHeavy metalsDiesel fuelBenzeneAsbestos+++RadiationSolar UVIonizing radiationEMF radiationRadiation from nuclear
  51. 51. Personal and dietary factors Air pollution Water pollutionSmoking Second hand smoke Chlorine by-productsSun tanning Benzene Industrial chemicalsAbsence of UV light (Vit.D) Diesel Pesticide residuesObesity Asbestos FluorideLack of regular exercise Indoor air pollutants Hormone disruptors Coal-fired powerOther food factorsProcessed foods Toxic productsBGH in milkSugar and alcohol CosmeticsSmoked meatsNon-organic food Fire retardantsPesticides SolventsWorkplace exposure Non-stick agentsSolventsHeavy metals Cleaning productsDiesel fuelBenzene Building productsAsbestos+++ PlasticizersRadiation Some drugsSolar UVIonizing radiation Hormone replacementEMF radiation therapyRadiation from nuclear Some surgical implants
  52. 52. Personal and dietary factors Air pollution Water pollutionSmoking Second hand smoke Chlorine by-productsSun tanning Benzene Industrial chemicalsAbsence of UV light (Vit.D) Diesel Pesticide residuesObesity Asbestos FluorideLack of regular exercise Indoor air pollutants Hormone disruptors Coal-fired powerOther food factors Toxic productsProcessed foods CosmeticsBGH in milk Fire retardantsSugar and alcohol SolventsSmoked meats Non-stick agentsNon-organic food Cleaning productsPesticides Building products Plasticizers Some drugsWorkplace exposure Hormone replacementSolvents therapyHeavy metals Some surgical implantsDiesel fuelBenzeneAsbestos+++ Natural carcinogens Radon gasRadiationSolar UV Fungal aflotoxinsIonizing radiationEMF radiation in foodRadiation from nuclear
  53. 53. Personal and dietary factors Air pollution Water pollutionSmoking Second hand smoke Chlorine by-productsSun tanning Benzene Industrial chemicalsAbsence of UV light (Vit.D) Diesel Pesticide residuesObesity Asbestos FluorideLack of regular exercise Indoor air pollutants Hormone disruptors Coal-fired powerOther food factors Toxic productsProcessed foods CosmeticsBGH in milk Fire retardantsSugar and alcohol SolventsSmoked meats Non-stick agentsNon-organic food Cleaning productsPesticides Building products Plasticizers Some drugsWorkplace exposure Hormone replacementSolvents therapyHeavy metals Some surgical implantsDiesel fuelBenzene Natural carcinogensAsbestos Radon gas+++ Fungal aflotoxins in foodRadiationSolar UVIonizing radiation Infectious agentsEMF radiation Hepatitis B & CRadiation from nuclear HIV Human Papilloma virus
  54. 54. Personal and dietary factors Air pollution Water pollutionSmoking Second hand smoke Chlorine by-productsSun tanning Benzene Industrial chemicalsAbsence of UV light (Vit.D) Diesel Pesticide residuesObesity Asbestos FluorideLack of regular exercise Indoor air pollutants Hormone disruptors Coal-fired power Toxic productsOther food factors CosmeticsProcessed foods Fire retardantsBGH in milk SolventsSugar and alcohol Non-stick agentsSmoked meats Cleaning productsNon-organic food Building productsPesticides Plasticizers Some drugs Hormone replacement therapyWorkplace exposure Some surgical implantsSolventsHeavy metals Natural carcinogensDiesel fuel Radon gasBenzene Fungal aflotoxins in foodAsbestos+++ Infectious agentsRadiation Hepatitis B & C HIVSolar UVIonizing radiation Reduced immunity Human Papilloma virusEMF radiation Toxic substances that weakenRadiation from nuclear the immune system’s ability to fight cancer
  55. 55. Personal and dietary factors Air pollution Water pollutionSmoking Second hand smoke Chlorine by-productsSun tanning Benzene Industrial chemicalsAbsence of UV light (Vit.D) Diesel Pesticide residuesObesity Asbestos FluorideLack of regular exercise Indoor air pollutants Hormone disruptors Coal-fired power Toxic productsOther food factors CosmeticsProcessed foods Fire retardantsBGH in milk SolventsSugar and alcohol Non-stick agentsSmoked meats Cleaning productsNon-organic food Building productsPesticides Plasticizers Some drugs Hormone replacement therapyWorkplace exposure Some surgical implantsSolventsHeavy metals Natural carcinogensDiesel fuel Radon gasBenzene Fungal aflotoxins in foodAsbestos+++ Infectious agentsRadiation Endocrine disruptors Hepatitis B & CSolar UV Endocrine disrupting chemicals HIV Human Papilloma virusIonizing radiationEMF radiation Increased exposure to natural Reduced immunityRadiation from nuclear estrogen Toxic substances that Loss of darkness, reducing melatonin weaken the immune system’s ability to fight cancer
  56. 56. Personal and dietary factors Air pollution Water pollutionSmoking Second hand smoke Chlorine by-productsSun tanning Benzene Industrial chemicalsAbsence of UV light (Vit.D) Diesel Pesticide residuesObesity Asbestos FluorideLack of regular exercise Indoor air pollutants Hormone disruptors Coal-fired power Endocrine disruptors Toxic productsOther food factors Endocrine disrupting chemicals CosmeticsProcessed foods Increased exposure to natural estrogen Fire retardantsBGH in milk Loss of darkness, reducing melatonin SolventsSugar and alcohol Non-stick agentsSmoked meats Cleaning productsNon-organic food Building productsPesticides Plasticizers Some drugs Hormone replacement therapyWorkplace exposure Some surgical implantsSolventsHeavy metals Natural carcinogensDiesel fuel Radon gasBenzene Fungal aflotoxins in foodAsbestos+++ Exposure to toxic substances Infectious agents Hepatitis B & CRadiationSolar UV By parents or grandparents HIV Human Papilloma virusIonizing radiationEMF radiation Before conception Reduced immunityRadiation from nuclear In the womb Toxic substances that weaken the immune systems ability to During infancy fight cancer In puberty
  57. 57. Personal and dietary factors Air pollution Water pollutionSmoking Second hand smoke Chlorine by-productsSun tanning Benzene Industrial chemicalsAbsence of UV light (Vit.D) Diesel Pesticide residuesObesity Asbestos FluorideLack of regular exercise Indoor air pollutants Hormone disruptors Coal-fired powerOther food factors Endocrine disruptors Toxic products Endocrine disrupting chemicals CosmeticsProcessed foods Increased exposure to natural estrogen Fire retardantsBGH in milk Loss of darkness, reducing melatonin SolventsSugar and alcohol Non-stick agentsSmoked meats Cleaning productsNon-organic food Building productsPesticides PlasticizersWorkplace exposure Some drugsSolvents Hormone replacement therapyHeavy metals Some surgical implantsDiesel fuelBenzene Natural carcinogensAsbestos Radon gas+++ Fungal aflotoxins in foodRadiation Infectious agentsSolar UV Other factors Hepatitis B & CIonizing radiationEMF radiation Family history of cancer HIV Human Papilloma virusRadiation from nuclear PovertyExposure to toxic substances Reduced immunity Loss of Vitamin D Toxic substances that weakenBy parents or grandparentsBefore conception from sunlight the immune systems ability toIn the womb fight cancerDuring infancy Genetic variabilityIn puberty
  58. 58. Personal and dietary factors Air pollution Water pollutionSmoking Second hand smoke Chlorine by-productsSun tanning Benzene Industrial chemicalsAbsence of UV light (Vit.D) Diesel Pesticide residuesObesity Asbestos FluorideLack of regular exercise Indoor air pollutants Hormone disruptors Coal-fired powerOther food factors Toxic products Endocrine disruptors CosmeticsProcessed foods Endocrine disrupting chemicals Fire retardantsBGH in milk Increased exposure to natural SolventsSugar and alcohol estrogen Non-stick agentsSmoked meats Loss of darkness, reducing melatonin Cleaning productsNon-organic food Building productsPesticides PlasticizersWorkplace exposure Some drugsSolvents Hormone replacement therapyHeavy metals Some surgical implantsDiesel fuelBenzene Natural carcinogensAsbestos Radon gas+++ Fungal aflotoxins in foodRadiation Infectious agentsSolar UV Hepatitis B & CIonizing radiation HIVEMF radiation Human Papilloma virus Other factorsRadiation from nuclear Family history of cancerExposure to toxic substances Reduced immunity PovertyBy parents or grandparents Toxic substances that weaken Loss of Vitamin D from sunlightBefore conception the immune systems ability to Genetic variabilityIn the womb fight cancerDuring infancyIn puberty
  59. 59. Personal and dietary factors Air pollution Water pollutionSmoking Second hand smoke Chlorine by-productsSun tanning Benzene Industrial chemicalsAbsence of UV light Diesel Pesticide residuesObesity Asbestos FluorideLack of regular exercise Indoor air pollutants Hormone disruptors Coal-fired powerOther food factors Endocrine disruptors Toxic products Endocrine disrupting chemicals CosmeticsProcessed foods Increased exposure to natural Fire retardantsBGH in milk estrogen SolventsSugar and alcohol Loss of darkness, reducing melatonin Non-stick agentsSmoked meats Cleaning productsNon-organic foodPesticides Is it any wonder Building products PlasticizersWorkplace exposure Some drugsSolvents Hormone replacement therapyHeavy metals Some surgical implantsDiesel fuelBenzene Natural carcinogensAsbestos Radon gas+++ Fungal aflotoxins in foodRadiation Infectious agentsSolar UV Hepatitis B & CIonizing radiation HIVEMF radiation Human Papilloma virus Other factorsRadiation from nuclear Family history of cancerExposure to toxic substances Reduced immunity PovertyBy parents or grandparents Toxic substances that weaken Loss of Vitamin D from sunlightBefore conception the immune systems ability to Genetic variabilityIn the womb fight cancerDuring infancyIn puberty that people get cancer?
  60. 60. 2004 EWG Study of umbilical cord blood of 10 newborn babies 287 chemical contaminants Average cord blood: 230 chemicals
  61. 61. MercuryCoal-fired power plants, * Organochlorinemercury-containing pesticidesproducts, certain industrial DDT, chlordane and otherprocesses. pesticides.* Polyaromatic hydrocarbonsBurning gasoline, garbage Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) Flame retardants inPolybrominated dibenzo- furniture foam,dioxins and furans computers, televisions.Brominated flameretardants; plasticproduction and incineration. Polychlorinated Naphthalenes* Perfluorinated chemicals Wood preservatives,Teflon, Scotchgard, fabric varnishes, machineand carpet protectors, food lubricating oils, wastewrap coatings. incineration.Polychlorinated dibenzo-dioxins and furans * PolychlorinatedPVC production, industrial biphenyls (PCBs)bleaching, and incineration. Industrial insulators and lubricants. * Linked to cancer
  62. 62. “If ever we had proofthat our nation’s pollution laws aren’t working, It’s reading the list of industrial chemicals in the bodies of babies who have not yet lived outside the womb.” - Congresswoman Louise Slaughter
  63. 63. Is our whole world being contaminated?
  64. 64. Advert in TIME Magazine, late 1940s
  65. 65. DDT being sprayed onLong Island beaches in 1945 DDT being sprayed on herded sheep
  66. 66. Genetically modified crops are designed to tolerate the heavy use of pesticides
  67. 67. Food grown using chemical pesticides…•
  68. 68. Food grown using chemical pesticides…• IARC has identified over 45 pesticides asknow or potential carcinogens: almost half arestill used in North America.
  69. 69. Food grown using chemical pesticides…• IARC has identified over 45 pesticides asknow or potential carcinogens: almost half arestill used in North America.• Farmers in industrialized countries developand die of more cancers that the generalpopulation.
  70. 70. Food grown using chemical pesticides…• IARC has identified over 45 pesticides asknow or potential carcinogens: almost half arestill used in North America.• Farmers in industrialized countries developand die of more cancers that the generalpopulation.• Pesticides are in the amniotic fluid of unbornbabies.
  71. 71. Food grown using chemical pesticides…• IARC has identified over 45 pesticides asknow or potential carcinogens: almost half arestill used in North America.• Farmers in industrialized countries developand die of more cancers that the generalpopulation.• Pesticides are in the amniotic fluid of unbornbabies.• When pesticides disrupt the endocrinesystem, they may contribute to cancer in thetiniest amounts.
  72. 72. Food grown using chemical pesticides…• IARC has identified over 45 pesticides asknow or potential carcinogens: almost half arestill used in North America.• Farmers in industrialized countries developand die of more cancers that the generalpopulation.• Pesticides are in the amniotic fluid of unbornbabies.• When pesticides disrupt the endocrinesystem, they may contribute to cancer in thetiniest amounts.• In a 2001 study of 96 Seattle children, onlyone child, who had eaten exclusively organicfood, showed no measurable concentration oforganophosphates from pesticides.
  73. 73. Does it matter? Isn’t it only in tiny amounts? In 2003, a Belgian study found that women with breast cancer were 5 times more likely than healthy womento have residues of the pesticide DDT in their blood.
  74. 74. There’s cancer in dogs…. Between 1975 and 1995 the incidence of bladder cancer in dogs examined at veterinary teaching schools in North America increased six-fold.Scottish terriers whose owners had used phenoxy acidherbicides on their lawns were 4 to 7 times more likely tohave bladder cancer than terriers whose owners had not.
  75. 75. “The science is clear.The results are unmistakable. Change your diet and dramatically reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity.” Colin and Thomas Campbell
  76. 76. The China Study:The first long-term study of diet, lifestyle and diseaseExamined the health and diet of people in 24 provinces inrural and urban China and Taiwan who ate locallyproduced food, including many who were too poor to eatanimal-based food.It found 8,000 links between diet and disease….
  77. 77. The China Study’s findings:• Those who ate the most plant- based food were the healthiest.• Those who ate the most animal- based food got the most chronic diseases• Provided there is variety, quality, and quantity, a plant-food diet can be healthy and nutritionally complete without animal-based food. The greatest benefits came to those who ate the greatest variety, with the least heating, salting, and processing.
  78. 78. 1: The Cabbage FamilyBrussels sprouts - collard greens - kale - broccoli - cauliflower glucosinolates & isothiocynates
  79. 79. 2: Garlic & Onions leeks, shallots & chives Protective action against cell-growthFresh crushed garlic is far better than garlic supplements
  80. 80. 3: SoySoybeans - miso - dry roasted beans - soy sauce - tofu - soy milk isoflavones
  81. 81. 4: TurmericCurcuminoids, very potent antioxidants
  82. 82. 5: Japanese Green Tea Polyphenols - flavanols
  83. 83. 6: BerriesStrawberries - raspberries - cranberries - blueberries - blackberries Ellagic acid
  84. 84. 7: Omega-3 Fatty AcidsFresh walnuts - flax seed - sardines - herring - mackerel - wild salmon
  85. 85. 8: Tomatoes lycopene
  86. 86. 9: Citrus Fruit oranges lemons grapefruit limes Phytochemical compounds
  87. 87. 10: Grapes, Red Wine resveratrol
  88. 88. 11: Dark Chocolate polyphenols
  89. 89. Breastfeedingreduces the risk ofcancer in childrenand ovarian, breast and other cancers in mothers.
  90. 90. We need much morelocal organic food and farming
  91. 91. The Zero-Mile DietA Year-Round toGrowing OrganicGardening FoodBy Carolyn Herriot
  92. 92. Schools can grow gardens too… The Edible Schoolyard, in San Francisco
  93. 93. Can Organic Farming Feed the World?
  94. 94. Calories per person per day: 2001 actual 2,786If 100% organic 2,641 to 4,380Actual need:2,100 to 2,500
  95. 95. World farming yields, if 100% organicDeveloped world: 92%Developing world: +180%Average whole world: +132%
  96. 96. Six Reasons why your body wants you to eat fresh organic food:1. To ensure that you get the nutrients and phytonutrients you need to lead a healthy life.2. To protect you and your children from various cancers3. To protect you against the harmful effects of endocrine disruption4. To protect you against various learning and brain disorders5. To protect you against low sperm count, infertility, and genital disorders.6. Because it tastes so good!
  97. 97. Six Reasons why Naturewants us to eat fresh organic food1. To protect all farm wildlife against cancers and other diseases2. To bring biodiversity back to our farms3. To restore the wealth of organic matter and carbon in the soil4. To protect the Earth’s farmers against various cancers5. To feed the Earth’s people, with no risk of future food shortages or scarcities.6. To celebrate our existence together, knowing that we are farming in harmony with Nature
  98. 98. Araxi Longtable,North Arm Farm, Pemberton, BC
  99. 99. Can we self-organize ourselves Into one peaceful coherentnature-loving sustainable whole…?
  100. 100. Guy Daunceywww.earthfuture.com

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