The following is an except from a brilliantly prepared blog post. For your health’s sake, I highly recommend you check it out – you may be suprised!
“Most of us both want to know … and don’t want to know… what is on and in what we eat. The aim of the blog (link provided) is to give you an overview of typical pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables. See this guide more as a generalized overview than exact facts. The figures are taken from samples on the German market between 2005 and 2010 and is possibly not applicable on every market in the world. But it gives a hint.” Major source is Pestizidreport Nordrhein-Westfalen.
I hope you find this as useful as I did – Remember if you are juicing vegetables and fruits – it is so important to use organically grown produce. The following section on carrots taken from the blog, will give you an idea why organically grown produce is so important……
Found in (%) of the samples
A total of 389 samples of which 128 were sold as organic. Of all samples, 27 % contained pesticide residues, 73 % did not. 2 % of the organic samples contained pesticides. Grace Gawler
In Grace’s 35 years of cancer work she has seen increasing numbers of farmer patients and their wives with pesticide and heavy metal residues proven by diagnostic tests (blood, urine, hair analysis). Many of them have become cancer patients. So the article from Biological Farmers of Australia website is a great reminder to revise our interest in organic farming and eat like our grandparents ate – pesticide free.
Buy Organic for 20 good reasons:
1. Reduce chemical runoff and residues in drinking water, waterways and coastal areas. Runoff is the main cause of diminishing marine life, animals and plants. Approximately 30 000 tonnes of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and plant growth regulators are used each year in Australia (OzProspect, 2003).
Last Saturday I was asked to give an impromptu talk and join a panel Q&A session at a health & wellness seminar on the Gold Coast. It was an excellent information afternoon and clearly demonstrated both the general public’s interest and confusion around natural therapies, supplements and self-help methods. Inevitably, at these functions, questions about raw food and vegan diets for cancer patients along with questions about the Gerson Diet are asked. Participants at these days are often surprised when I answer that in the majority of cases, I have not seen cancer patients respond well to raw food diets – especially vegan raw food diets. As well, although cases of remission have been reported; personally, I have not seen remissions brought about by the Gerson Therapy or raw food regimens. Because my name is Gawler, people always ask me about raw foods and the many dietary approaches used to ‘cure’ cancer.
Many ask me about Ian Gawler’s recovery from cancer often having been told by a health professional that his remission was due to meditation, positive thinking and adhering to a vegan diet. These stories are not accurate, and when taken out of context and without the whole story; they can be dangerously misleading.