Eating Organic Food is Where it All Starts
There is a world of difference between eating organic and non-organic processed foods. When you buy certified organic labeled products, you are getting food that is 70% organic. This means it is relatively free from antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, etc. It also means that you are supporting a natural ecosystem, protecting wildlife as well as our water resources. It means that you are increasing the productivity of the land, as well.
Eating organic positively effects your health, as well as your children, and the health of farm workers. Even if you are not a vegetarian, it is important to eat organic red meat. eggs and poultry. These foods, along with non-organic strawberries, apples and some grains, are heavily concentrated with hormones, pesticides and a host of other harmful toxins to your body. In regards to poultry, did you know that 78% of poultry inspectors do not eat poultry? This is because of the non-sanitary and inhumane conditions that poultry are raised in, effecting the flesh and eggs of the animal, dramatically. Organic foods may be purchased from locations listed in the links section of this website. However, the organic labeling laws are changing. Organic processing is more costly for the producer, and many unscrupulous companies are lobbying to allow a higher percentage of non-organic ingredients into the contents of an “organic” product, and still legally be allowed to label it, “certified organic.” There are several industry groups that are lobbying Congress to change the law so that artificial ingredients can be included in foods labeled “organic.” Producers such as the Organic Trade Association, Kraft Foods and others are trying to change the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, so that synthetic substances can be used in food products labeled as “organic.”
In addition to organic food suppliers, you will also find in the resource section of this website, links to information on organic labeling by the USDA and others.