28 Aug organic Movement
Daily, we are reminded just how small our planet is and how events on the other side of the globe can affect people in many other regions. It is easy to feel overwhelmed with news about world hunger, global warming, climate change, and concerns surrounding the food we eat.
Yet in the midst of these concerns there is good news! Organic agriculture and products offer positive solutions for our personal and our planet’s well-being. In May 2010, the President’s Cancer Panel exhorted consumers to choose food grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers, antibiotics, and growth hormones to help decrease their exposure to chemicals that can increase their risk of contracting cancer. This may seem like a tall order for today’s busy consumers but in fact, it is easily accomplished by choosing organic food. Another 2010 study concluded that exposure to organophos-phate pesticides at levels common among U.S. children may contribute to the prevalence of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The use of organo- phosphates is prohibited in organic production. Meanwhile, organic foods do not contain synthetic food dyes, which have been linked to allergic reactions, hyperactivity, and even cancer. Just recently, Environmental Health Perspectives published three independent studies showing that children whose mothers are exposed to common agricultural pesticides are more likely to experience a range of deleterious effects in their cognitive development including a lower IQ as well as impaired reasoning and memory. Once again, these pesticides are prohibited in organic production.
n the coming years, it is conceivable that the benefit of organic products will become even clearer . Thus, a simple way you can make a difference to the land, our water supplies, air, and ultimately the health of our planet and those on it is to choose organic
whenever you shop.
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