Academy of Pediatrics Claims Organic Food Is Not Healthier!
(Healingtalks) On the invitation of the American Academia of Pediatrics, have a plate of poisons. Knock yourself out.
When you and your family get sick, that will be a perfect time to come to us for help. Then we can prescribe pharmaceutical drugs that have toxic side effects and with profits going to us and a bunch of chemical industry buddies. Thus the American Academy of Pediatrics, and in a bizarre manner, has taken a swipe against organic diets for kids. This is just in time to try to influence the vote on Prop 37, California’s GMO labeling law.
According to AAP, “there is currently no direct evidence that consuming an organic diet leads to improved health or lower risk of disease.”
In the report “Organic Foods: Health and Environmental Advantages and Disadvantages” the AAP states that organic foods contain less pesticides. Yet despite that stark fact, “current evidence does not support any meaningful nutritional benefits or deficits from eating organic compared with conventionally grown foods.”
How do they come to that conclusion?
Twisted logic of the AAP report
According to USA Today’s Joel Forman, co-author of the report and an associate professor of pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital,
“The report does cite lower pesticides in organic produce and potentially lower risk of exposure to drug-resistant bacteria, but the needed long-term studies do not yet exist to show that eating pesticide-free food makes people healthier.”
By that logic, and since there are no long-term studies showing that running naked in an Alaskan blizzard will harm you, let’s all do that. Similarly there are no long term studies clearly showing that bathing in a tub full of arsenic is bad for you, so maybe we should start a bathing fad.
What ever happened to common sense among doctors? Apparently it has all but died with organizations like AAP whose members make their living pushing chemical drugs.
Mass media loses as much credibility
Mass media who make a significant part of their revenues from pharmaceutical and conventional medical ads, soon harped in to support this upside down logic.
- Baltimore Sun: “Parents who feed their kids an organic diet may not be giving them the health advantage they think”
- New York Daily News “Don’t fret over whether produce is organic or not if you’re on a budget”
- Washington Post “Pediatricians raise doubts about the benefits of organic foods” while saying this comes from “the nation’s leading group of pediatric doctors weighing in on the organic fad.”
- CBS News linked the AAP report to another of their stories entitled, “Obesity: blame organic food?”
Store contribute to this deception
Stores like Whole Foods commonly use the term and label “conventionally grown” for their non-organic produce. Conventional implies normal, ok or accepted, and that is exactly what they want you to think. It sounds almost too good to be true, or at least quite harmless. It is a lot better than saying produced laced with potentially harmful or deadly chemicals such as fertilizers, pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics.
Confirming research studies are countless
Since widespread chemical pollution started in the 1950′s, of course there are no really long-term or multi-generational or 100 year old studies on the subject. We just know that cancer rates went from nearly zero to about 40% of the population getting cancer in their lifetime. Also shorter-term studies exist and by the barrel full. They consistently show that pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals seriously harm us and our children. Here are a couple of examples:
- World Health Organization has reported that agricultural chemical poisoning is responsible for an estimated 355,000 deaths annually.
- Three separate studies have shown that fetuses exposed to pesticides develop into children with lower IQ.
- More studies show that taking in chemical pesticides is linked to ADHD and related behavioral illnesses in children.
- A groundbreaking study just released showed the long-term side-effects of eating GMOs, causing tumors, liver and kidney damage, and
So think twice before trusting the reports of medical organizations hugely influenced by the largest of economic interests.
Based on an article first published by Melissa Melton at www.infowars.com