Friday, August 1, 2014

NaturalNews) One of the greatest long-term problems that health conscious individuals face is the pervasive contamination of the food supply.

NaturalNews) One of the greatest long-term problems that health conscious individuals face is the pervasive contamination of the food supply. For decades, the FDA and other governmental agencies have allowed the multi-billion dollar food industry to grow and process its products with hundreds of questionably safe chemicals and practices. Even worse, the public is deliberately kept in the dark about many of them.

Pesticides

Over 400 pesticides are licensed for use on America's foods, and every year over 2.5 billion pounds are dumped on croplands, forests, lawns, and fields. In a single meal, a person could easily consume residues of a dozen different neurotoxic or carcinogenic chemicals.

Yet, the Office of Pesticide Programs at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not include the potential for multiple exposures to the same pesticide when calculating permitted residual levels of a given compound. EPA scientists have found that, at any time, if these residues were totaled, they would exceed 500 percent of the daily-allowed intake.

Furthermore, these chemicals have not been tested for human safety, and the EPA does not have a scientifically acceptable method for determining the risk for multiple exposures.

Growth hormones

Bovine growth hormone (BGH) is a genetically engineered, synthetic version of a hormone naturally produced by cows.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/046237_pesticides_GMOs_food_toxins.html#ixzz39BWoMFZ3

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