There are certain key foods that are more important to buy organically grown, because some crops are more heavily treated than others. Of produce grown in the U.S., as much as 70% has been found by the FDA to have some pesticide residues.
Since there is no labeling that discloses chemicals used in growing, storing or shipping, we don’t know what was done by each farmer to each crop. What we have learned from countless of research studies on people who work on farms and in pesticide manufacturing is that real adverse health effects are linked to the use of pesticides.
25 Important Foods to Buy ORGANIC...
These are listed in an order from the highest level of health risk:
Baby Foods: Possible effects of neurotoxins on developing infant.
Buy organic foods, especially those listed within; Plant your own garden or help with a community garden; Shop at Farmer’s markets & get to know your local growers; Eliminate pesticides from your own home and garden; Cut way back on meat & dairy; Read up on chemical concerns and their effects on humans and our planet; Get involved—write letters to the FDA, EPA, and your local and national legislators—remember your dollar is your vote. Vote Healthy!
The Organic Trade Association www.ota.com
Committee for Sustainable Agriculture www.csa.efc.org
Environmental Working Group www.ewg.org
Mothers and others www.mothers.org/mothers
NCAMP Nat’l Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides
Diamond Organics www.diamondorganics.com
Walnut Acres www.walnutacres.com
Seeds of Change (800)95-SEEDS