Pesticides, non-organic foods linked to infertility

September 21, 2018

 

"Pesticides in produce linked with reduced fertility in women…Eating fruits and vegetables with high amounts of pesticide residue - such as strawberries, spinach, peppers, or grapes - may reduce women’s chances of conceiving and bearing children, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health…The study, published October 30, 2017 in JAMA Internal Medicine, looked at 325 women undergoing infertility treatment as part of the Environment and Reproductive Health (EARTH) study…‘I am now more willing to buy organic apples than I was a few months ago’ [said lead] author of the study…”
(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 2017) 

 

Eating Organic Fruit and Vegetables Can Boost Fertility, Study Shows…study finds that women who don't eat organic fruit and vegetables suffer more assisted fertilization failures…If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, you may want to start eating organic produce…Eating organic fruits and vegetables significantly improved fertility and decreased the probability of pregnancy loss, compared with a conventional diet of pesticide-sprayed produce eaten by women undergoing assisted fertility treatments, the study found. It was published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association…Herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and so on are bad for us: they were specifically designed to kill living beings, as pointed out in an editorial by Dr. Philip J. Landrigan in JAMA. More than 90% of Americans tested for it have pesticides, or the molecules from their breakdown, in their blood or urine. Leaving agriculture workers out of it, their main source of pesticide is food, chiefly fresh fruit and vegetables…”
(Haaretz Newspaper, Nov. 1, 2017)

 

 

Since pesticides damage fertility, is it not obvious that enough of the toxins are present in non-organic foods to produce or encourage cancer, endocrine disruption, neurological problems, IBD, etc? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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