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The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen (Infographic)


by Garrick Dee Tan
Not many people know about the negative effects that pesticides have to our bodies, particularly children. The effects on children can be devastating and these include – pediatric cancers, behavioral problems and decreased cognitive function according to the EWG. On adults, pesticides can lead to problems ranging from nausea to more serious ones like difficulty having children, endocrine disruption and cancer! (Gasp)
So it is important to take this very seriously, for me I use this guide to know when to go organic or conventional. Obviously for the Dirty Dozen, go organic. If you’re concerned about the expense then... Read More

Pesticide Precaution


by Garrick  Dee Tan

Pesticide has been a tool used by farmers to fight pesticide infestation in their crops, the question is how safe are these chemicals sprayed? A lot of debate has been going back and forth on this issue with one side saying that there is little scientific evidence that pesticides do harm to people and the other side saying that it is toxic both to people and the environment.

Some even go as far as saying that organic items are fraud since it is more expensive but have very little additional nutritional benefits compared to conventional but in... Read More

30 Scientic Reasons GMOs are Dangerous


I’ve personally been aggressively asked if there is any real science behind the opposition to GMO (genetically modified organisms) foods. It’s as if the debate over GMOs is a spat between emotional but ignorant activists on one hand and rational GM-supporting scientists on the other.  Well, a report released June 17, 2012, GMO Myths and Truths, challenges these claims. The report presents a large body of peer-reviewed scientific and other authoritative evidence of the hazards to health and the environment posed by genetically engineered crops and organisms.

Below are 30 key points from the report. Should you come across a... Read More

How to Decipher Produce Labels


The fact that the U.S. does not require foods with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled is a shame and a sore spot for so many people, about 90% polled, that want them identified. It’s even worse considering all of the European Union nations, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries require the mandatory labeling of these kinds of foods. So fortunate for these other countries that as a result, food manufacturers in all those countries choose to use non-genetically engineered ingredients.

However, there is at least one way to tell whether or not the produce you eat... Read More

American Families Buying More Organic Foods


According to a study conducted by the Organic Trade Association (OTA), the number of American families buying organic food is up to 78% !

Nearly half  of parents surveyed revealed that their strongest motivator for buying organic is their belief that organic products “are healthier for me and my children.” Other motivators for purchasing organic included concern over the effects of pesticides, hormones and antibiotics on children, and the desire to avoid highly processed or artificial ingredients.

Cheers to a greener, cleaner diet!





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