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Most don’t farm, but forage at Grocery Store Chemicals from seed to table 3 Groups: Those that Kill (pesticides, herbicides, fungicides) Those that Grow (fertilizers, GH, antibiotics) Those that Beautify (artificial color/flavor, preservatives, additives) A dead zone the size of New Jersey in the Northern Gulf of Mexico appears every year! Cause? Conventional farming in the Midwest. FACTS
Livestock & manure methane alone directly release greenhouse gases equivalent to what’s produced by 33 MILLION cars DDT banned in 1973, yet over 3 decades later, still found in humans. Lead, Mercury, Arsenic & Copper all used as pesticides for over a century Gov’t limits, but no system for checking! What about my Strawberries from Chili.. Always summer somewhere! Fruit Salad = One Heck-of-Accumulation!!
U.S. Organic Market Statistics Fruits and Vegetables Growth… 20-25% per year for nearly 10 years U.S. Sales… $8 billion in 2001 … 1% of sales
Allergies/Sensitivities – Don’t forget about mom’s milk!
Lose the Juice – AAP even says so!
Pollute water systems shower/bathe/drink/wash/clean Compare “Apples to Apples” The Meat in Your Grocery: Like those larger-than-life athletes in professional sports who are on steroids. They don’t come that way naturally. It that what you want to eat? Fertilizers
Remember: Additives are NOT food, they only do things TO food. Common Additives: ~ BHA, BHT, Propyl Gallate ~ Potassium Bromate ~ Nitrates/Nitrites ~ Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) ~ Artificial Sweeteners ~ High Fructose Corn Syrup ~ Hydrogenated Fats/Trans Fats ~ Olestra ~ Dyes Food, by nature is perishable Additives
Phytonutrients (pronounced “fight-o-nutrients”), also called phytochemicals, are natural bioactive compounds found in fruits and vegetables that works together with vitamins, minerals, and fiber to promote good health.
Organic produce can contain 10-50% more phytonutrients.
Hawaiian research: conventional fresh fruits and juices raises the risk of Parkinson’s disease.
Intake of pesticides can cause symptoms
Many approved before research linked to cancer
Now: EPA considers 60% of all herbicides, 90% of all
fungicides and 30% of all insecticides as potentially cancer
Where pesticides are used 60-90% earthworms are poisoned.
Lawn 30% of water consumed on East Coast goes to watering lawns; rises to 60% on the West Coast. Why would I put this stuff on the grass then encourage my children… to play, run, and even roll all over it?