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Kids and Organic Food, Organics, Poisoned Foods, Children

Organic foods: Children are particularly vulnerable to the toxic effects of pesticides because they are small in size and their bodies and brains are still growing.

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Children and Organic Foods Avoiding the Most Poisoned Foods by Feeding Children Organically-Grown Foods

By DH Owens

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In 2000, the Consumers Union reported that the conventionally grown foods with the highest levels of pesticide residues were

  • Apples
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Green beans
  • Winter squash
  • Spinach

Does this look like a picture of the foods your children like best?

Except for winter squash and spinach, those foods could conjure up a picture of any kid’s plate.

Every day American children consume unsafe levels of a class of pesticides that can harm the developing brain and nervous system, according to a new analysis of federal data by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). According to the EWG report, peaches, apples, pears and grapes, are the most common sources of exposure to unsafe levels of organophosphate pesticides, neural toxins, for young children. The report says the solution is not for infants, children and pregnant women to eat fewer fruits and vegetables, but to rid these otherwise healthful foods of the most dangerous pesticides. “Kids should be able to eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables without risking brain or nerve damage,” said EWG vice president for research Richard Wiles, lead author of the study. The report, Overexposed: Organophosphate Insecticides in Children’s Food, is in response to the Food Quality Protection Act, passed unanimously by Congress in 1996, that requires all pesticides to be safe for infants and children. The law further stipulates that combined exposures to pesticides be considered when setting safety standards.

Despite this act of Congress, the Environmental Working Group (1998) found that millions of American children are exposed to levels of pesticides through their food that surpass limits considered to be safe.

Also, remember: Children are particularly vulnerable to the toxic effects of pesticides because

1. They are small in body size.

2. Their bodies and their brains are still growing.

Some organic foods have been shown to contain pesticides, due to the fact that some pesticides are persistent in soil and possibly due to spraying drift, but for the most part, organic foods are a significant safety improvement over conventional foods which are deliberately poisoned with pesticides.

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Organic foods for health of people, animals, and planet earth.

Organic, Inc. : Natural Foods and How They Grew Business writer Samuel Fromartz gives a balanced and honest look at organic food from its humble beginnings to the present. Answer questions like "what is organic food" and " why are so many of us buying it." More Information

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Additional information about organic food and organics.

The Organic Garden Book Work with nature to create organic flowers, fruit, and vegetables. Grow multiple veggies in a small plot and create a healthy outside environment for your family. More Information

The Organic Food Guide A practical guide to and how organic foods are related to nutrition and health. Understand why organic foods are so important, both for our health and for our environment. More Information

The Organic Garden Book Work with nature to create organic flowers, fruit, and vegetables. Grow multiple veggies in a small plot and create a healthy outside environment for your family. More Information

Transition into Organic Foods Interested in changing your eating habits? This educational and fact-filled book is a simple read with easy to understand differences between conventional, organic, and natural foods. More Information

Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening This will be a reference book you will use often as you create your organic garden. It is a classic in its field. More Information

Organic, Inc. : Natural Foods and How They Grew Business writer Samuel Fromartz gives a balanced and honest look at organic food from its humble beginnings to the present. Answer questions like "what is organic food" and " why are so many of us buying it." More Information

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