Eating Organic Significantly Reduces Health Risks

Eating Organic Significantly Reduces Health Risks

From a population health point of view there are some real concerns." Advertisement New Lawsuit Focuses on Roundup's Effect on Gut Bacteria Even if you're not exposed to glyphosate-based herbicides via application (which is the case with most who claim glyphosate exposure caused their NHL), your health is still at risk, as most foods (processed foods in particular) are contaminated with this chemical, and more than 70 percent of Americans have detectable levels of glyphosate in their body.

Study Shows Toxic Pesticide Levels in Families Dropped by 60% After One-Week Organic Diet

Study Shows Toxic Pesticide Levels in Families Dropped by 60% After One-Week Organic Diet

Farmers and farmworkers growing our nation's food and the rural communities they live in have a right not to be exposed to chemicals linked to cancer, autism and infertility." — Kendra Klein, PhD, Friends of the Earth "This study shows that organic works," said study co-author Kendra Klein, PhD, senior staff scientist at Friends of the Earth.

European soils contain a cocktail of pesticide residues

European soils contain a cocktail of pesticide residues

“Considering that we tested less than 20% of the active substances currently approved in the EU markets, pesticide residue occurrence in soils might actually be higher,” the authors state.

Should You Wash Your Produce?

Should You Wash Your Produce?

According to Kaiser Health News: 21 “There are no FDA-approved food cleaners on the market, and the agency hasn’t found anything to be more effective at removing bacteria than cold running water.” However, it’s important to remember bacteria are particularly adept at adhering to surfaces, including your skin, produce, meat and kitchen surfaces.

The Importance of Eating Organic

The Importance of Eating Organic

Just like the Stanford study, this follow-up analysis, 10 published in 2014, found that while conventional and organic vegetables oftentimes contain similar levels of many nutrients, the frequency of occurrence of pesticide residues was four times higher in conventional foods.

Another Class of Pesticides Is Destroying Brains

Another Class of Pesticides Is Destroying Brains

The Global Justice Ecology Project22 says the Trump administration also intends to roll back the age limits on restricted-use pesticides, including chlorpyrifos, to allow workers as young as 16 years old to spray the toxic chemicals.23 This recommendation was first announced by Pruitt last year and is set to take effect in September 2019.

Pesticides Compound Antibiotic Resistance

Pesticides Compound Antibiotic Resistance

“The combination of chemicals to which bacteria are exposed in the modern environment should be addressed alongside antibiotic use if we are to preserve antibiotics in the long term,” study author Jack Heinemann of the University of Canterbury, said in a news release.2