A new study links Attention Deficit disorder with pesticide exposure – (here’s the link to the story). I don’t know about you, but this isn’t really as much a surprise as a confirmation of what we already knew but had little scientific evidence to cite.
Pesticides were actually developed as chemicals for warfare. After World War II, someone had the no-so-brilliant-thought to spray those chemicals that were stockpiled on plants to kill pests. I’m not quite sure why no one ever thought about the fact that those chemicals sit on the leaves of the plants, soak into the roots of the plants and are then ingested. I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time….
I guess it’s easy to sit back and second guess 60 or 70 years’ worth of ‘conventional’ agricultural wisdom, but it still seems like a no brainer that you don’t want to douse your food in poison.
This article points to the link between certain pesticides and ADHD. I remember an elderly friend of mine once speaking a bit mockingly of all these new ‘disorders’ – but maybe there really are a new host of disorders all stemming from our dousing our environment with toxic chemicals.
Of course, at shopOrganic, we’ve always believed it was healthier for our bodies and the planet to eat organic; now the scientific community is starting to look at the underlying science and is coming to the same conclusion.
So, while it’s important to teach children to eat a balanced diet, it also needs to be a diet free from toxic chemicals. Go organic, you and your children are worth it.