At LeanBodyWorks I talk a great deal about eating organically and locally grown food as opposed to conventionally grown food.
And the reasons for this is not just about
Read the article above to se what I mean.
But yeah, locally grown and organic foods are usually better for the environment and for your health.
Except there are some interesting developments in this field you need to know about.
Are the foods you’re buying truly organic? You might be surprised – I know I was.
I tend to not trust food manufacturers who can legally get around the law with tricky labeling.
But when the signs in the produce department say “organic” I thought I could count on that.
In some cases, not so.
We found the following foods that said “ORGANIC” on the front, but in really small print on the back it read “Made in China”…
2. Sugar snap peas
5. Peanut butter
Here’s why some organic food may be more toxic than regular conventionally grown food:
Many stores outsource their products from China. The problem?
China doesn’t ensure that “organic” products meet the USDA health
When food manufactures or growers in the US use the term “USD organic” this is the highest most reliable organic certification there is. An, to the best of my knowledge right now, we can trust that the food items are truly organic…
The USDA’s requirements are rigorous, and even expensive.
Here’s an exception:
FYI, some local growers in your area may be adhering to good organic standards, but they cannot boast this label because of the massive expense the USD label is. This is fine. But, the big brand names can afford to go through the USD certification label. And if they do not have it on their label, don’t buy it.
And that the food was made in environmentally-friendly conditions.
China is a whole different story:
Their protocol is much more lax with no checks and balances for safety, chemicals, pesticides, etc.
They have organic on the label, but no one is actually inspecting or verifying this to be true.
China’s over-use of pesticides has contaminated both the food and the land.
What’s more, human waste is widely used in farms as fertilizer, which is a potential source of deadly bacteria, such as E. coli. (I wish I was kidding)
In addition to dangerous chemicals and sewage, Chinese groundwater is terribly contaminated. It’s estimated that 10% of China’s groundwater is contaminated with arsenic and/or lead.
And it’s this same groundwater that is used in growing the crops
that are found in our stores.
When looking at the labels on food products, don’t just examine the Nutrition Facts and Ingredients. Also pay attention to where it’s
from. If you see “Made in China” – I’d suggest putting it back for
What we know about nutrition has changed so much in the last 10 years.
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Now it’s your turn to talk back:
Do you buy organic produce?
Tell me what you think about this area of nutrition.
Do you find it’s too expensive?