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food chain

“Chemical contamination of the food chain is an increasing problem that is becoming a major factor in chronic disease, particularly for animals. It is difficult for us to comprehend just how frequently these chemicals appear in food. The process starts with the herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides used to grow crops. Despite Rachel Carson’s landmark warning about the dangers of pesticides, today we use produce pesticides at a rate 13,000 times greater than we did in 1962, the year that her book Silent Spring first appeared. The process continues with antibiotics, growth stimulants, hormones, tranquilizers, and other drugs fed to livestock consuming grains.” -Dr Pitcairn

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Water

“Minerals are lost in the treatment of drinking water. Water was the largest source of calcium and magnesium in Paleolithic diets, but modern water treatment removes most dissolved minerals.” - Paul Jaminet PhD & Shou-Ching Jaminet PhD  

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Labeling

From the makers: Non-GMO vs Organic: (75% of people we surveyed that said that a non-GMO label was the same as, or equally important as, a Certified Organic label. 100% of those people have been misled or lied to by special interests to create confusion about labeling.) Growing and eating organic food guarantees a non-GMO diet, plus many other safeguards not required for non-GMO labeling.   NON-GMO                                                                                                ORGANIC -not genetically modified       ...

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Grass-Fed Meat

From the producers: "Did you know that most Americans had never eaten grain-fed beef before the 1950s? It didn't take long for things to change. Today, the vast majority of beef sold in grocery stores is conventional grain-fed. Of course, it's easier and cheaper to raise animals on grain. That certainly doesn't make it better. A factory can make a lot of food in a short amount of time, but it takes considerable effort to grow your own veggies or raise cattle on grass. When it comes to quality, flavor and nutrition, the effort is well worth it. A garden ripened heirloom tomato is a stark contrast to one that finishes ripening in a truck. Likewise, a grass-fed, grass-finished beef...

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Slow Flowers

"Over 80% of the flowers sold at grocery stores, florist shops, and online are actually grown thousands of miles away, most likely in Colombia, Ecuador, Thailand, or Kenya. In fact, Colombia alone accounts for over 60% of the flowers imported into the US every day! Most flower workers in Colombia are women who are not paid enough to cover their family’s basic needs. Hours are long, work is intense, and flower workers are exposed to high levels of toxic pesticides and fungicides, leading to health issues for the workers. In addition to the use of chemicals during the growing process, US customs has strict requirements regarding insects in flower shipments, so imported flowers may be heavily treated with insecticides immediately before...

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