Tuesday, September 8, 2009

“Monsanto Bill,” HR 875

Will the so-called “Monsanto bill,” HR 875 take away your access to healthy organic food? Find out the truth behind the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 and what YOU can do to protect your health.

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) and the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH) agree that food safety needs to improve. However, both are concerned about whether new control measures would really be effective without severely hurting small, local agriculture.

In the meantime . . . .

Buy organic whenever possible. If you cannot buy organic, it’s important to know that some foods are more likely to be contaminated than others. Here’s a list of foods that are highest in pesticide residues and therefore, especially important to buy organic
  • Peaches – Considered the worst! Contain high residues of iprodione, classified as a probable human carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and methyl parathion, an insecticide and endocrine disrupter. 3
  • Apples
  • Bell peppers
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Lemons – especially if zesting!
  • Green beans
  • Oats & Grains
  • Dairy and Eggs
  • Worth the read:
    We Don't Buy It

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