I've written (some might say incessantly) about herbicides, pesticides, insecticides and other toxic chemicals found on our fruits and vegetables today in numbers too many to ignore. And now the outbreak of salmonella in eggs is really confirming my theory - we are causing Type II Diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer!
By age five, millions of children have ingested up to 35% of their entire lifetime dose of some carcinogenic pesticides, just from their food alone. (National Campaign for Pesticide Policy Reform).
Only 1% of all imported fruits and vegetables are tested by the Food and Drug Administration for illegal pesticide residues. (The U.S. General Accounting Office).
More than 45 million Americans used drinking water that was polluted with unsafe levels of pesticides, parasites, lead and other chemicals. (Natural Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Working Group and the Environmental Information Center, 1996. Reported by the OTA.).
Many EPA-approved pesticides were registered long before extensive research linked these chemicals to cancer and other diseases. Now, the EPA considers 60% of all herbicides, 90% of all fungicides, and 30% of all insecticides as potentially cancer-causing. (OTA)
Friday is world cancer day - a small request.. Just one line.
Dear God, I pray for a cure for cancer. Amen
All you are asked to do is to tell others, even if it is just one person. In addition, tell them to stop eating fruits and vegetables without thoroughly washing and rinsing them; tell them to try to buy organic, even in small quantities to begin with; tell them start their own gardens - on the roof, on the porch, in the house, in the office, etc. Make the speech your own because we all know someone who has been struck down by cancer or is still living with it.
"A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle."