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Another Reason to Support Organic – The 59 Pesticide Residues Found in Our Water Supply

Another Reason to Support Organic - The 59 Pesticide Residues Found in Our Water Supply

When people talk about organic food, we mostly focus on the importance of eating food that is free of synthetic chemicals, genetically-modified ingredients and artificial growth hormones. Yet, what we also need to be mentioning is that conventionally-grown food means that our soil is getting sprayed with an astronomical amount of toxic pesticides, which ends […]

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When people talk about organic food, we mostly focus on the importance of eating food that is free of synthetic chemicals, genetically-modified ingredients and artificial growth hormones.

Yet, what we also need to be mentioning is that conventionally-grown food means that our soil is getting sprayed with an astronomical amount of toxic pesticides, which ends up polluting our public water supply.

According to the EPA, we use about 1.1 billion pounds of chemicals per year, 80% of which are used for agricultural purposes.

And what impact has this had on the quality of our public water supply?

With information collected by the USDA Data Pesticide Program, The Pesticide Action Network reports that 59 different pesticide residues have been found in our water supply including: Read more »


Flow – A Documentary That Highlights The Very Serious Water Issues We Face in the World

Flow - A Documentary That Highlights The Very Serious Water Issues We Face in the World

If you read my blog frequently, you know that I am a water fanatic. But there is a good reason for this. I know that eating organic food, food grown without pesticides and GMOs, is imperative to good health. But I also know that drinking very high quality water and using a filter in the […]

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If you read my blog frequently, you know that I am a water fanatic. But there is a good reason for this.

I know that eating organic food, food grown without pesticides and GMOs, is imperative to good health.

But I also know that drinking very high quality water and using a filter in the shower/bath are just as, if not more, important than eating organic food.

Since our bodies are approximately 70% water, it is essential that people put great effort into making sure that the water they drink and are exposed to is as clean as possible.

In the U.S., our tap water is filled with chemicals, gases, rust, fluoride, chlorine, pharmaceuticals and other contaminants. (Read this fantastic exposé in The New York Times about our unhealthy drinking water.) Read more »


The $30 Million Propaganda War Begins

The $30 Million Propaganda War Begins

Get ready America. Starting this fall, you are about to see a massive propaganda war hitting all forms of multimedia. The Financial Times reported (free registration may be required) that a new organization called the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance will be spending $30M a year to “clarify perceptions about how industrial farmers treat animals […]

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Get ready America.

Starting this fall, you are about to see a massive propaganda war hitting all forms of multimedia.

The Financial Times reported (free registration may be required) that a new organization called the US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance will be spending $30M a year to “clarify perceptions about how industrial farmers treat animals and and the impact of hormones and antibiotics on the food that they eat.”

In the article, Bob Stallman, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, said that “consumers are confused. There is a huge knowledge gap out there and we want people to know that farmers and ranchers are committed to providing healthy choices.”

Unfortunately, the only huge knowledge gap is that more of America does not know about the incredible abuse going on at the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs). Animals are treated in the worst imaginable conditions and are given antibiotics because farm (factory) owners know that the animals will get sick by walking around in their own feces all day. Read more »


For the First Time Ever, Monsanto Will be Marketing its Products Directly to Consumers with Sweet Corn – Serious Implications

For the First Time Ever, Monsanto Will be Marketing its Products Directly to Consumers with Sweet Corn - Serio

Very soon we are going to need to take extra precaution that the sweet corn we are buying is organic. Even though genetically-modified corn is already for sale in the produce section, the entrance of Monsanto into the consumer market should raise serious red flags for organic advocates. Why? THE PROBLEMS 1) The corn that […]

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Very soon we are going to need to take extra precaution that the sweet corn we are buying is organic.

Even though genetically-modified corn is already for sale in the produce section, the entrance of Monsanto into the consumer market should raise serious red flags for organic advocates. Why?

THE PROBLEMS

1) The corn that Monsanto will be selling is Bt corn, which means that the seed/crop has an insecticidal toxin inserted into its genetic code and this insecticide gets released when insects ingest it. Read more »


Queen of The Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? – A Movie We All Need to See

Queen of The Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? - A Movie We All Need to See

While I spend a lot of time here talking about the importance of eating organic food for our health, the subject of bees does not get nearly enough attention. For those who are unaware, we are facing a very serious crisis with the disappearance of bees in our world, often referred to as colony collapse […]

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While I spend a lot of time here talking about the importance of eating organic food for our health, the subject of bees does not get nearly enough attention.

For those who are unaware, we are facing a very serious crisis with the disappearance of bees in our world, often referred to as colony collapse disorder.

In this fantastic documentary called Queen of the Sun, we learn first-hand why bees are so essential to our existence, what are the probable causes of their disappearance and how the EPA is exacerbating the problem by continuing to allow dangerous pesticides, which are severely harming the bees. Read more »


Harmful Plastic Containers Create Dilemma for Organic Food Eaters

Harmful Plastic Containers Create Dilemma for Organic Food Eaters

As organic food eaters, we are very concerned about what we put into our bodies. We don’t want to eat genetically-modified food and we don’t want to eat food laced with toxic pesticides. Yet, it goes beyond simply buying organic. Why? Because much of the organic food that we purchase comes in cans or plastic […]

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As organic food eaters, we are very concerned about what we put into our bodies. We don’t want to eat genetically-modified food and we don’t want to eat food laced with toxic pesticides. Yet, it goes beyond simply buying organic. Why?

Because much of the organic food that we purchase comes in cans or plastic (containers, bottles, wrappers or bags), which contain Bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates and PCV (polyvinyl chloride). These chemicals are hormone disruptors and may lead to fertility issues, cancer, impaired brain function, obesity and other problems.

I certainly acknowledge that plastics are harmful to my body and have taken steps to avoid them. I don’t buy food in cans anymore, and I carry glass water bottles to work each day instead of buying bottled water or drinking from the Poland Springs cooler. Not only is my water quadruple-filtered (from the tap) and has a superior taste but the Poland Springs water comes in 5-gallon plastic bottles. Read more »


For Earth Day, the Importance of Organic Food Cannot be Underestimated

For Earth Day, the Importance of Organic Food Cannot be Underestimated

Earth Day, which is tomorrow, immediately brings to mind recycling, consuming less gasoline, driving a hybrid car or ways to conserve energy. Rarely, however, do people think about eating organic food as an essential component of saving our environment. A case in point is a former girlfriend of mine. She literally used to take home […]

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Earth Day, which is tomorrow, immediately brings to mind recycling, consuming less gasoline, driving a hybrid car or ways to conserve energy. Rarely, however, do people think about eating organic food as an essential component of saving our environment.

A case in point is a former girlfriend of mine. She literally used to take home empty bottles of beer from bars because she was so worried that they wouldn’t be recycled. Yet when it came time to eating organic food, it wasn’t a concern of hers at all.

The reality is this. Eating organic food is a statement that you care not only about yourself but also about the planet.

The Evidence

Conventionally-grown food uses a tremendous amount of pesticides on the crops. How much exactly? Read more »