For over ten years, we’ve been your gateway to a world of information about organic foods---foods grown free of chemicals and pesticides.
Once, you could only find organic foods in health foods stores. Today, organic foods are widely available at supermarkets and farmer's markets, in restaurants and through web-based suppliers and companies, both large and small. But it can be hard to keep up with so many new sources.
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Meanwhile, please enjoy what we hope will be the start of a useful, content rich (and pesticide-free) environment of information about organic foods. Welcome!
Fatal outbreaks of E. Coli and Salmonella bacteria, contamination of dairy and farm products as a result of the still lingering Chernobyl accident, the bans on British and American beef for fear of Mad Cow Disease, the 12-fold increase in children born with autism in the past 30 years, and food fertilizers that contain dangerous levels of toxic and radioactive waste---we've all heard about recent incidents that make us suspect that something has gone dangerously wrong with our food supply.
The U.S. Government CDC estimates that foodborne diseases cause approximately “76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations and over 5000 deaths in the U.S. every year”. Our exposure to man-made chemicals in the food we eat is suspected of being a major factor in today's increased risk to cancer.
We may try to cut down on processed fast-foods and eat more fruits and vegetables, but even that sensible step can be self-defeating. Non-organically grown spinach, for example, contains more pesticide residue than almost any other fruit or vegetable.
In fact, the Environmental Working Group found that "more than half of the total dietary risk from pesticides...was concentrated in just 12 crops. The pesticides that were found in these foods are classified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as probable human carcinogens, nervous system poisons and endocrine system disrupters.”
The EWG’s Twelve most contaminated foods, June 13, 2011
6. Nectarines (imported)
7. Grapes (imported)
8. Sweet Bell Peppers
10. Blueberries (domestic)
12. Kale/Collard Greens
But all the news isn't bad. Awareness is growing about the value of organic foods. And if you've come to our site, you're looking for information that can lead to a safer, healthier diet.
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