Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization that studies the effects of pollution and other environmental issues affecting our everyday life. ┬áRecently, they released a study on toxicity levels in infant children after analyzing the blood of newborn babies across the United States.
Here is some of the information that was published about this research. In addition to discovering 287 chemicals and other toxins in their blood, they also found 76 chemicals that damage cells in humans and animals; 94 that are toxic to the brain and nervous system; and 79 that are toxic to a developing fetus.
Alarmingly, over-farming is wiping out the nutrients in your vegetables and fruits. Fertilizers intended to sterilize the soil have robbed it of mineral content. Since the soil is depleted, so are the foods grown in the soil, and so are we.
Take a look at this important study by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) showing the loss of vitamins and minerals in fruits and vegetables since 1975.
Sweet peppers: Vitamin C is down 31%
Watercress: Iron is down 88%
Broccoli: Calcium and vitamin A are down 50%
Cauliflower: Vitamin C is down 45%; vitamin B1 is down 48%; and vitamin B2 is down 47%
Collards greens: Magnesium is down 85%
What does this mean to you and I? ┬áSimply put, unless we make a dramatic changes in how we eat, where we get our food, and how we grow our food, we will face declining health and an increased need for medical intervention in our lives in order to live a productive life.
What’s in YOUR spinach…?
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