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2 TED – Toxic Baby 10 facts on the dangers of pesticides

3 Pesticides ProsCons

4 If pesticides are toxic, why are they used in agriculture? Pesticides are developed with the aim of helping the farmer protect crops from damage and thus increase the yield, or the storage life of crops. Different pesticides may do so by preventing the growth of weeds or damage to crops by insects, rodents and molds. Is the use of pesticides necessary? Supporters argue that pesticide use is necessary to keep the cost of food production low and to maintain an abundant, affordable supply of fruits and vegetables in the market. However, opponents argue that since pesticide-free agriculture has never been tried on a large enough scale, we really do not know if the cost of food production would increase, or by how much. Researchers have studied the profitability of farms that do not use synthetic pesticides and found that results can vary depending on the kind of crop and region of the country. There are other advantages of using pesticides. For example, pesticides can help prevent some types of food poisonings. Food that is damaged by insects is more easily attacked by mold. Pesticides that prevent insect-damage also help prevent the growth of a mold that produces a natural, but potent cancer-causing poison called aflatoxin in food.

5 When to buy organic? I will show you 29 pictures of fruits or vegetables. 14 of the fruits /vegetables/fungi you should buy organic (if economically possible) due to high amounts of pesticide residue. 15 are pretty clean from pesticide residue and the non-organic is considered safe.

6 1. Celery

7 2. Kiwi

8 3. Watermelon

9 4. Domestic Cantaloupe

10 5. Apples

11 6. Onions

12 7. Sweet Bell Peppers

13 8. Peaches

14 9. Sweet Corn

15 10. Strawberries

16 11. Pineapples

17 12. Imported Nectarines

18 13. Kale/Collard Greens

19 14. Green Beans

20 15. Avocado

21 16. Cabbage

22 17. Sweet peas

23 18. Grapes

24 19. Spinach

25 20. Lettuce

26 21. Asparagus

27 22. Mangoes

28 23. Sweet Potatoes

29 24. Cucumbers

30 25. Mushrooms

31 26. Grapefruit

32 27. Eggplant

33 28. Domestic Blueberries

34 29. Potatoes

35 Correct Answers Lets see how you did!

36 1. Celery ORGANIC

37 2. Kiwi

38 3. Watermelon

39 4. Domestic Cantaloupe

40 5. Apples ORGANIC

41 6. Onions

42 7. Sweet Bell Peppers ORGANIC

43 8. Peaches ORGANIC

44 9. Sweet Corn

45 10. Strawberries ORGANIC

46 11. Pineapples

47 12. Imported Nectarines ORGANIC

48 13. Kale/Collard Greens ORGANIC

49 14. Green Beans ORGANIC

50 15. Avocado

51 16. Cabbage

52 17. Sweet peas

53 18. Grapes ORGANIC

54 19. Spinach ORGANIC

55 20. Lettuce ORGANIC

56 21. Asparagus

57 22. Mangoes

58 23. Sweet Potatoes

59 24. Cucumbers ORGANIC

60 25. Mushrooms

61 26. Grapefruit

62 27. Eggplant

63 28. Domestic Blueberries ORGANIC

64 29. Potatoes ORGANIC

65 Virtual Field Trip to the Supermarket

66 I will show you slides of different foods. You have a budget but you can purchase organic foods for the dirty dozen + two. You can either pay the market or potentially pay later on in future doctor and hospital fees

67 Quiz Wiz Questions Write O for Organic or N for Non-organic

68 1. Kiwi

69 2. Celery

70 3. Domestic Cantaloupe

71 4. Watermelon

72 5. Onions

73 6. Apples

74 7. Peaches

75 8. Sweet Bell Peppers

76 9. Strawberries

77 10. Sweet Corn

78 11. Imported Nectarines

79 12. Pineapples

80 13. Green Beans

81 14. Kale/Collard Greens

82 15. Cabbage

83 16. Avocado

84 17. Grapes

85 18. Sweet peas

86 19. Spinach

87 20. Lettuce

88 21. Mangoes

89 22. Asparagus

90 23. Sweet Potatoes

91 24. Mushrooms

92 25. Cucumbers

93 26. Grapefruit

94 27. Eggplant

95 28. Potatoes

96 29. Domestic Blueberries

97 Quiz Wiz Answers for 1-29 Lets see how you did!

98 1. Kiwi

99 2. Celery

100 3. Domestic Cantaloupe

101 4. Watermelon

102 5. Onions

103 6. Apples

104 7. Peaches

105 8. Sweet Bell Peppers

106 9. Strawberries

107 10. Sweet Corn

108 11. Imported Nectarines

109 12. Pineapples

110 13. Green Beans

111 14. Kale/Collard Greens

112 15. Cabbage

113 16. Avocado

114 17. Grapes

115 18. Sweet peas

116 19. Spinach

117 20. Lettuce

118 21. Mangoes

119 22. Asparagus

120 23. Sweet Potatoes

121 24. Mushrooms

122 25. Cucumbers

123 26. Grapefruit

124 27. Eggplant

125 28. Potatoes

126 29. Domestic Blueberries

127 Tips Wash all your fruits and vegetables. Wash em until they squeak! Pesticides can also be absorbed from the ground water where plants are grown. This will saturate the produce with pesticides internally, so washing has its limits. But it makes sense to remove as much of the pesticide burden as you can, and theres really no reason not to wash off what you can.

128 Don't Buy Shiny Produce. Apples, cucumbers, bell peppers and others are often treated with a glossy wax that seals in pesticides/fungicides making it much more difficult to remove toxic residues. Produce should not have a smooth glassy texture.

129 Avoid Produce from Abroad. South America and Mexico have fewer restrictions on pesticide use. Produce from other countries can be much more contaminated than that grown in the US, not that our standards are really adequate.

130 Be Careful with Peanuts. Peanuts grow fungus very easily, and most commercial distributors spray huge amounts of fungicide to control the problem. Avoid peanuts and peanut products not organically grown and stored without spraying, as it is impossible to totally remove fungicides once applied. Buy organic peanut butter or switch to almond or cashew butter. If you have a Vita-Mixer, buy organic peanuts and make your own peanut butter. Some health food stores have the grinders for making your own nut butters. Freshly ground tastes better and is free from the big sugar loads in most commercial peanut butters.

131 Eat Cilantro, Pumpkin Seeds & Sunflower Seeds. These all contain compounds help remove and detoxify pesticides from your system. Include them in your diet as often as possible.

132 Add Plant-Derived Detoxifiers. Chlorella, blue green algae, cilantro or barley grass are all powerful detoxifiers. Add them to your diet.

133 Supplement with Iodine. Iodine plays a role in detoxification, and it also enhances estrogen breakdown and excretion. This is especially important in ethnic minorities with a higher predisposition for hypothyroidism. When thyroid levels are low, more estrogen accumulates and it can promote fat accumulation and development of cancer. Bear in mind that many environmental toxins have estrogenic effects, and that high cumulative lifetime exposure to estrogenic compounds is associated with increased cancer risk.

134 PEELING and TRIMMING: Peel fruits and vegetables when possible to reduce dirt, bacteria, and pesticides. Discard outer leaves of leafy vegetables. Trim fat from meat and skin from poultry and fish because some pesticides residues collect in fat.

135 SELECTING A VARIETY OF FOODS: Eat a variety of foods, from a variety of sources. This will give you a better mix of nutrients and reduce your likelihood of exposure to a single pesticide.Eat a variety of foods

136 Cooking off pesticides? Most pesticides are complex organic molecules and these tend not to be very heat stable. But reliably breaking down all pesticide molecules would likely require prolonged exposure to temperatures well over 100ºC, so you cant rely on ordinary cooking to remove all traces.


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