Important studies on Organic food
Although from a rational point of view, growing organic is the only way that make sense, the majority of the population still don’t know what organic really is. In our mind, the way food is grown is not representative of reality.
The harsh chemical that our food grows in is in fact chemical warfare weapon designed during the war and later converted to agriculture products. In fact, since the beginning of agriculture, food could have been considered organic – it is just since 50 years ago that food production changed to use chemicals design to kill life. Moreover, the fertilizer used are derived from petroleum. Genetically modified seeds are pushed without long-term safety research – in fact the only long-term (2-years) study that I know on GMO shows link with cancer and but this infamous article has been debated heavily. Following that study, more countries have started their own private study on GMO safety and due to the length of the study to replicates we should at wait to 2017 and 2018 to see the results.
This page is for all of us who still don’t know the difference between the quality of products labelled organic versus conventional ones. You will be shocked !
Going organic for one week reduce by 89% the pesticide exposure
Source : http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=e3hoqm8befvj1 A study from Australia shows again that indeed there is a difference between Organic versus Conventional products. Yes organic is better than conventional. Yes it is worth to pay more : << Conventional food production commonly uses organophosphate pesticides, which are neurotoxins that act on the nervous system of insects – and humans – by blocking an important enzyme, >> Dr Oates said. The amount of six organophosphate residues were being monitored in urine sample. It dropped by 89% in adults after only one week on a diet of at least 80% organic. Imagine 100% !
GM food toxins found in the blood of 93% of unborn babies
Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1388888/GM-food-toxins-blood-93-unborn-babies.html Independent doctors at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at the University of Sherbrooke Hospital Centre in Quebec, Canada
Pete Riley said: << This research is a major surprise as it shows that the Bt proteins have survived the human digestive system and passed into the blood supply – something that regulators said could not happen. >>
Sub-lethal exposure to neonicotinoids impaired honey bees winterization before proceeding to colony collapse disorder
After what seemed like 5 years of waiting for the answer, we get another study confirming that neonicotinoids are responsible for the mass dying of bees. Of course neonicotinoids are banned in organic agriculture.
Source : http://www.bulletinofinsectology.org/pdfarticles/vol67-2014-125-130lu.pdf
Another important study have shown that fungicides concentration found in beewax seems to play a direct role in the bee colony’s survival chances.