Hello, my name is Deborah Swartzentruber. This presentation is comprised of web resources researched through the AIU Resource Library for its information. The topic picked was done so by my own personal interest and current desire to learn more about the health issues involved with our food. Being overweight myself, and hard to get it off and stay off I have decided that looking at my diet and intake of food and drink may have something to do about it. The information being provided is meant to give information to my group members hat they may take a personal look at their own convictions and possibly do their own further research into this topic. There is no right or wrong in this presentation, only comparisons and information to compare these two.
Introduction: When it comes to growing food there are two categories: Organic and Conventional. I want to go over the difference between the two. This presentation is meant to make you aware of the choices you have when it comes to your own personal health choices. Question: Do any of you currently buy organic? Do you have a preference? How is your and your families health?
Labeling term that indicates that the food or other agricultural product has been produced through approved methods. We will see a little bit more on this in another slide Organic crops must be grown in safe soil, have no modifications, and must remain separate from conventional products. Weeds will be picked usually hand Synthetic fertilizers/pesticides, bioengineered genes (GMOs), sewage sludge-based fertilizers or irradiation may not be used. (FOA.org, n.d.) The use of natural predators to manage the pests All products that are sold, labeled, or represented as organic must meet all requirements in the USDA organic regulations. (Code of regulation, 2012) Fines are $11,000 for claiming on your package you are 100% Organic or Organic if your are not registered and certified by the USDA
1. Grown with, that means the crop is sprayed with synthetic or chemical fertilizers. 2. Weeds are controlled with chemical herbicides. Insecticides are used to manage pests and disease. These chemicals are saturated into the plants, doesn’t that mean that it is now in the plant. It must be, if you consider the events of bees being killed at large rates. Without the bees our plants will not be pollinated which is what allows for growth. Can we replace what the bees do for us? Question: Does anyone here have allergies or food allergies? Your household? Have you ever considered it may be due to the food you eat?
Question: Who reads the labels of the food you purchase at the store? 100% Organic – Foods that are completely organic or made with 100% organic ingredients may display the USDA seal. Organic – Foods that contain at least 95% organic ingredients may display the USDA seal. Made with organic ingredients – Foods that contain at least 70% organic ingredients will not display the USDA seal but may list specific organic ingredients on the front of the package. Contains organic ingredients – Foods that contain less than 70% organic ingredients will not display the USDA seal but may list specific organic ingredients on the information panel of the package. (Paul, 2012)
Question: Has anybody noticed how many children have ADHD or early developmental issues? Cows are injected with the hormone to make them grow faster and to produce more milk, chickens are injected to grow bigger faster and to lay more eggs more often. This is referred to as the HGH hormone. Growth spurts in children and early puberty from the injections of the animals to make them grow faster and bigger. The average age for girls in puberty today is 7-9 yrs of age. That means girls are alre3ady growing pubic hair, breasts and larger bone structure, not to mention the mental association that comes from these changes. Studies link chemicals to health maladies like endometriosis, fertility problems, birth defects, learning disabilities, immune system deficiencies, and diabetes, just to name a few. It is proven that we spend more on our health ailments than we do on the food that we buy. So if we eat a little more organic, perhaps our medical needs will start to decline! Our water and land is being contaminated by the pollutants that get into the ground or water system to streams, lakes and the ocean. Growing and raising organic is better and safer for your planet when you consider these conditions. CHEJ.org (n.d.). Dioxins. Toxic Releases Rose 16 Percent in 2010, EPA Says. Retrieved from http://chej.org/?s=dioxins (CHEJ.org, n.d.)
Pregnant woman and babies are the most susceptible to the chemicals in our food and environment. You can’t do much about the environment but there are some things you can do if nothing else to help diet. Buy from your local farmers market as often as possible, ask them what procedures they use to grow their food. Vary your proteins Shifting your daily intake away from the "least-efficient" proteins - beef - to the "more-efficient" ones--chicken, fish, or better still grains, legumes, nuts, etc. When you do eat meat, eat grass-fed. Animals that are grass-fed their entire life are healthier and their meat safer for you. A ruminant's gut is normally a pH-neutral environment, best suited to a diet of foraging on cellulosic grasses. They are not well suited for a diet of corn and other grains, the primary fare of feedlot cattle. Eat a variety of fish, favoring those that are wild, lower on the food chain, and sustainably harvested. Eating fish can be a smart alternative to meat. It's a lean protein with great health benefits. 4. Eat first from your foodshed. a. On average, our food travels from 1500 to 2500 miles on its way to your plate, via transportation that guzzles gas and spews toxic emissions along the way, so if you have the option get as much as you can from local farmers markets and farm stands. The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, a premier think tank researching the impact of "food miles," contends that local foods tend to be picked closer to peak ripeness and are less likely to be treated with the post-harvest chemicals used to prevent spoilage when produce is to be shipped. Eat organic produce where it counts the most. See chart on the right Eat home-cooked meals you make from scratch. by buying your own whole foods, preferably organic, you have the utmost control over how the ingredients in your meals are "processed." Cooked-from-scratch meals also tend to be less expensive and involve much less waste
Here are a couple of mobile apps you can get to help educate and help pay attention to the food you buy. Also a couple of charts that show some symptoms chemicals produce in us physically along with different type foods and the chemicals found in them.
References Bueckert , D. (1999, 7 31). Organic consumer association. Retrieved from http://www.organicconsumers.org/Toxic/hormoncancer.cfm (Bueckert , 1999) CHEJ.org (n.d.). Dioxins. Toxic Releases Rose 16 Percent in 2010, EPA Says. Retrieved from http://chej.org/?s=dioxins (CHEJ.org, n.d.) Code of regulation: National organic program. (2012, Feb 2). Retrieved from http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=3f34f4c22f9aa8e6d9864cc2683cea02&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title07/7cfr205_main_02.tpl ("Code of regulation:," 2012) FAO.org (n.d.). Food and agriculture organization of the United Nations. Organic Agriculture. Retrieved from http://www.fao.org/organicag/oa-faq/oa-faq5/en/ ("Food and agriculture,")
Gomiero, T., Pimentel, D., & Paoletti, M. G. (2011). Environmental Impact of Different Agricultural Management Practices: Conventional vs. Organic Agriculture. Critical Reviews In Plant Sciences, 30(1/2), 95-124. doi:10.1080/07352689.2011.554355 http://search.ebscohost.com.proxy.cecybrary.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=60294110&site=eds-live&scope=site (Gomiero, T., Pimentel, D., Paoletti, M., 2011) Kluger, J. (2010). What's So Great About Organic Food?. Time, 176(9), 30-40. http://search.ebscohost.com.proxy.cecybrary.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=53021931&site=eds-live&scope=site (Kluger, J, 2010) Report documents pesticide use increases on GE crops. (November 30, 2009). Retrieved from http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/science_and_impacts/impacts_genetic_engineering/report-documents-pesticide.html (Report documents pesticide, 2009) Sustainable table. (2006, March 9). Retrieved from http://www.sustainabletable.org/issues/hormones/ (Sustainable table, 2006) Usda organic. (2011, October). Retrieved from http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfile?dDocName=STELDEV3004445&acct=nopgeninfo ("Usda organic," 2011)
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Presentation Essentials Group Project – Unit 4 Deborah SwartzentruberAmerican InterContinental University Instructor: Hala Thompson April 8, 2012 Group Members: Ashley Gonzalez Deborah Swartzentruber Rose Darnelle Mathurin Torre Simms
What Does Organic Mean? 1 Labeling 2 Methods 3 Pesticides 4 USDA(Paul, 2012) (FOA.org, n.d.) (Code of regulation, 2012)
What Does ConventionalMean? FertilizersHerbicides Insecticides
Why is Organic more expensive? Certified Farmers pay $2000 a year, costs go up often Organically produced Transportation foods must meet stricter Sterilized and sanitized so not to regulations governing all contaminate the food these steps than conventional foods. The intensive management Hands On and labor used in organic Weeding, checking, harvesting production are frequently (though not always) more expensive than the Management chemicals routinely used Paper Work, Paper Work, Paper Work on conventional farms.(Report documents pesticide, 2009)
What Do Studies Show? Learning Birth Defects Fertility Diabetes Immune System Endometriosis Disabilities Problems Our Growth Health Planet Spurts Issues(CHEJ.org, n.d.) (Bueckert, D., The Canadian Press, July, 1999)
I Can’t Afford To Buy All Organic… When you do eat your proteins Varyameat, eat grass-fed(NRDC.org, Aug, 2010.) Eat variety of fish
References~ cont.Bueckert , D. (1999, 7 31). Organic consumer association. Retrieved from http://www.organicconsumers.org/Toxic/hormoncancer.cfmBueckert, D., The Canadian Press (July, 1999). OrganicCOnsumerAssociation.org. Beef Hormones Linked to Premature Onset of Puberty & Breast Cancer. Retrieved from http://www.organicconsumers.org/Toxic/hormoncancer.cfmCHEJ.org (n.d.). Dioxins. Toxic Releases Rose 16 Percent in 2010, EPA Says. Retrieved from http://chej.org/?s=dioxinsCode of regulation: National organic program. (2012, Feb 2). Retrieved from http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=3f34f4c22f9aa8e 6d9864cc2683cea02&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title07/7cfr205_main_02.tplFAO.org (n.d.). Food and agriculture organization of the United Nations. Organic Agriculture. Retrieved from http://www.fao.org/organicag/oa-faq/oa-faq5/en/
ReferencesGomiero, T., Pimentel, D., & Paoletti, M. G. (2011).Environmental Impact of Different Agricultural Management Practices: Conventional vs. Organic Agriculture. Critical Reviews In Plant Sciences, 30(1/2),95-124.doi:10.1080 / 07352689.2011.554355Kluger, J. (2010). Whats So Great About Organic Food?. Time, 176(9), 30- 40.http://search.ebscohost.com.proxy.cecybrary. com/login.aspx?direct= true&db=aph&AN=53021931&site=eds-live&scope=siteReport documents pesticide use increases on GE crops. (November 30, 2009). Retrieved from http://www.ucsusa.org/ food_and_agriculture/science_and _impacts/impacts_genetic_engineering/report-documents-pesticide.htmlSustainable table. (2006, March 9). Retrieved from http://www.sustainabletable. org/ issues/hormonesUsda organic. (2011, October). Retrieved from http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMS v1.0/getfile?dDocName=STELDEV3004445&acct=nopgeninfo