This is basic common sense. Go Organic. Can our digestive tracts handle all the pesticides, hormones, wax coated fruits and veggies grown maybe 100 -1000's of miles from where you shop?
Does your body know the difference , Yes!
Eat local organic produce. Support your farmers and change your world! You be healthier and happier.
I don't trust one packer or distributor or manufacturer and least of all the USDA or FDA on any issue. I feel the public is being royaly ripped off . The prices of the so called natural and organic are simply way to high. Maybe the future will prove different, meanwhile I tell my friends and associates save your money. As no claim can either be proven or disproven. Or as they say in Missouri""SHOW ME""
Pesticide levels in food have been related to IQ in kids in many studies.
Check this out:
The Yaqui Valley Indian community has adopted chemical-based agriculture and, therefore, children are routinely exposed to aerial pesticide spraying as well as daily household bug spraying. There have been high levels of organochlorine pesticides measured in newborn cord blood and breast milk in this community.
Compared to children from the Foothills community, who are less exposed but otherwise similar for genetic, economic and social features, the Yaqui Valley children exhibited impaired stamina, gross and fine motor coordination, memory and drawing ability, as well as other differences in play behaviour.
And if while being tested they all ate green peas, that could also be the cause, but that was not factored in so therefor the experiment lacks control or true scientific outcomes. It as of now is theory.
I guess you're right, just like nobody ever really proved that the earth was round. It's as of now just a theory: http://theflatearthsociety.org/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=62
Yo! Everybody take a DEEP breath!
Let's discuss the CULINARY aspects, this is not a nutritional or political forum!
Everyone is welcome to hold whatever opinion they so desire, but this forum is not the place to debate the merits of those opinions.
This is not the venue to argue about WHAT we eat, it IS the place to discuss how we prepare what we choose to eat.
Proselytizing will probably lead to a thread being locked down!