1. Pesticides in the Food ChainThe facts:
While not a
main point of the Stanford study, researchers did conclude that organic
food contained significantly lower levels of pesticide residues,
something previous research suggests could help protect kids from autism
and ADHD, among other ills. United States Department of Agriculture
testing routinely finds pesticide residues considered unsafe for
children on conventionally grown—not organic—produce samples, including
apples, peaches, plums, pears, grapes, blueberries, strawberries, and
Do you love warming up with a bowl of soup on a chilly fall day?
Well, before you open up your next can of soup — or any can for that
matter — you'd better listen up! Those cans could have the chemical
bisphenol A (BPA) in their linings — which means that the food in them
might contain BPA, too.
BPA has been used for years in clear plastic bottles to make them more
durable and in the liners of food cans to make the products last longer.Consumer Reportsrecently tested numerous name-brand canned
products, including soup, juice, vegetables, and tuna, and found at
least some amount of BPA in almost all of them.
A friend and I were talking about childhood obesity the other day & thinking about all of the things that have changed since we were growing up. Things that have definitely been contributing factors to the obesity rates in children rising so dramatically over the last 2 decades.
-We walked to school. (most of us)
-We had gym class.
-We rode our bikes everywhere. (To the community pool, where we stayed all day w/out checking in.)
-There weren't SO many fast food restaurants & eating out was a treat not something we did SEVERAL times a week.