Blog
×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 63
Thursday, 04 October 2012 22:33

Forceful efforts to devalue the benefits of eating organics

Rate this item
(0 votes)

Study questions how much better organic food is

1.“Unsure, Stanford University doctors dug through reams of research to find out — and concluded there's little evidence that going organic is much healthier, citing only a few differences involving pesticides and antibiotics.”

vegfruitandjuicejpg 15042010-112057The ongoing attempt to authorize and validate harmful pesticides in conventionally grown foods is offensive. Informing the public of scientific conclusions about organic foods is an attempt to convert our beliefs to an acceptance of conventionally grown foods over organic. Historically farmers have always fought with insect invaders but they used the most natural methods relevant to the times. The increase in modern day pesticides has its roots in the weaponizing of chemical agents. Research for chemical agents was based on specifically targeting certain organisms which ultimately involves both humans and insects.

There remain tremendous confusion about the definition of Organics and GMO’s. Does organic mean that it’s not GMO or what about non-GMO foods grown conventionally…what are the guidelines. Below is a short summary clarifying these guidelines:

What's the difference between non-GMO and organic?

Posted by Neil E. Levin, CCN, DANLA

IP-Certified Organics are produced without GMOs (genetically modified organisms) but are not tested for potential GMO contamination by pollen drift, etc. The IP stands for 'identity preserved"; in other words, there is an audit trail documenting the production and process inputs and a third party certifier overseeing and signing off on the paperwork. All crops and foods produced under this designation meet U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations under its National Organic Program (USDA-NOP) that include allowable and non-allowable agricultural and food production inputs. Such inputs include irradiation (not allowed), agricultural chemicals (only natural source ones allowed), and GMOs (not allowed). There are also lists of allowed/not allowed food additives and rules for making label claims for organics.

IP-non-GMO certification is similar, but this certification is only for processes that exclude introducing GMO substances or seeds. The difference is that there are other restrictions as to what is allowed to be used with organics that don't apply to non-GMO conventional foods. For example, agricultural chemicals, synthetic food additives, etc are allowed with non-GMO but not for certified organics.

Testing is another issue. Testing of such products is not widely done, and studies have shown that there is less GMO contamination of certified organics than conventional crops when neither is supposed to contain GMOs. Exports to Europe may require GMO testing to be done and results must be under a threshold (typically 0.5% maximum). But most certified organic and non-GMO certified ingredients are not tested for residual GMOs that could have gotten in by seed contamination, pollen drift, handling errors, etc. and this is usually not considered to be a significant problem that requires testing.

What is being ignored by those who are bent on promoting conventionally grown foods and GMO foods; are the number of people with increased allergies and the increase in auto immune disorders and other health disorder. There is such an effort to avoid all association between the two. Organizations like Monsanto bank on the absence of common sense in the minds of the general public. Common sense would diktat that the body might object to foreign chemicals/substances and genetically modified foods. What we must rely on is to educate ourselves for it is evident that we cannot rely on governing systems in place to select food and health options that are in our best interest.

Notes:

  1. 1.Study questions how much better organic food is

http://washingtonexaminer.com/study-questions-how-much-better-organic-food-is/article/feed/2027967#.UG3BJFFFfBY

  1. 2.What's the difference between non-GMO and organic?

http://honestnutrition.blogspot.com/2011/01/whats-difference-between-non-gmo-and.html

Last modified on Friday, 05 October 2012 00:00

298 comments

  • Comment Link best web hosting 2020 Saturday, 05 September 2020 07:36 posted by best web hosting 2020

    I every time spent my half an hour to read this blog's
    posts all the time along with a cup of coffee.

  • Comment Link best web hosting 2020 Monday, 31 August 2020 14:54 posted by best web hosting 2020

    Fabulous, what a blog it is! This weblog presents useful information to
    us, keep it up.

  • Comment Link web hosting providers Monday, 31 August 2020 11:53 posted by web hosting providers

    Wow, fantastic blog layout! How lengthy have you ever been running
    a blog for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look
    of your web site is excellent, as neatly as
    the content material!

  • Comment Link black mass Monday, 31 August 2020 02:20 posted by black mass

    I visited various web pages but the audio quality for audio songs existing at this
    web site is really fabulous.

  • Comment Link black mass Friday, 28 August 2020 14:47 posted by black mass

    What i do not understood is in truth how you are no longer actually a lot more well-liked than you may be
    now. You are very intelligent. You understand thus considerably
    in relation to this topic, produced me for my part believe
    it from numerous varied angles. Its like men and women don't seem
    to be interested until it's one thing to accomplish with Lady gaga!
    Your personal stuffs excellent. At all times maintain it up!

  • Comment Link black mass Friday, 28 August 2020 09:22 posted by black mass

    I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you
    design this website yourself or did you hire someone to
    do it for you? Plz respond as I'm looking to construct my own blog and would
    like to find out where u got this from. thank you

  • Comment Link cheap flights Friday, 28 August 2020 00:42 posted by cheap flights

    You can certainly see your enthusiasm within the article
    you write. The sector hopes for even more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to mention how they believe.

    At all times go after your heart.

  • Comment Link cheap flights Thursday, 27 August 2020 11:07 posted by cheap flights

    Can I simply just say what a relief to discover somebody that genuinely understands
    what they're discussing on the internet. You definitely understand how
    to bring an issue to light and make it important. More and more people
    really need to read this and understand this side of the story.
    It's surprising you are not more popular since you
    definitely possess the gift.

  • Comment Link cheap flights Thursday, 27 August 2020 08:46 posted by cheap flights

    Neat blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download
    it from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple
    tweeks would really make my blog jump out.
    Please let me know where you got your theme. Thanks
    a lot

  • Comment Link cheap flights Wednesday, 26 August 2020 22:56 posted by cheap flights

    Woah! I'm really digging the template/theme of
    this site. It's simple, yet effective. A lot of times it's hard
    to get that "perfect balance" between user friendliness and visual appearance.

    I must say you have done a great job with this.
    Additionally, the blog loads super fast for me on Opera.
    Superb Blog!

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.

Sponsors

spirit in form logo Lillian Fidler logo SovereignMind2 smr-137x72-smo Lotus - Hi Res - Botanicals 137 JPEG