Benefits of Eating Organic
It is important to reduce exposure to dangerous effects of pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.
- Pesticides are a major threat to our bee population, butterflies and other pollinators.
- Toxins from pesticides can remain in the body and build up in the liver and fat cells.
- Pesticides are endocrine disrupter and estrogen mimickers causing impair fertility.
- The are associated with higher incidence of birth defects, neurodevelopmental disorders and fetal death.
They contain neurotoxins which cause neurological problems such as:
- a greater risk for Parkinson’s disease (70% increase)
They are associated with increase rates of:
- cancers (esp. childhood leukemia and brain cancer)
- respiratory problems, including asthma
- Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have never been proven safe.
- GMO plants have significantly lower nutritional content than non-GM plants.
- GM crops are causing the bees to die-off.
- Use of pesticides and herbicides on GM crops has increased dramatically.
- GM ingredients are estimated in 70% or more of all processed foods.
- Until labeling of GMO foods avoid packages and process foods.
- Buy foods advertised as organic or GMO free.
- All natural does not mean GMO free.
Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food
- Problems with insulin regulation
- Asthma (uncontrolled cross-pollination)
To avoid GMO foods in your diet avoid these types of foods, unless they are labeled organic:
- Corn - flour, meal, oil, starch (modified food starch), gluten, syrup and sweeteners (fructose, maltodextrine, dextrose,
- Soybeans – edamame, flour, lecithin, protein isolate, isoflavones, vegetable oil, and vegetable protein
- Industrial raised meet, dairy and poultry
- Milk product that come from animals tainted with rBGH