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The Toxic Truth Behind Conventional Farming

November 15, 20232 min read

To counter soil depletion, farmlands resort to the use of toxic chemicals, including synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. Unfortunately, these harmful substances not only affect crops but also pose risks to the surrounding environment.

Enter the apple, a member of the notorious "Dirty Dozen" list, signifying produce so contaminated that opting for the organic version is strongly advised. Apples, topping the list for pesticide content, often undergo treatment with diphenylamine—a chemical that converts to cancer-causing nitrosamines. Despite their pristine appearance, conventional apples are infused with these harmful substances.

Among the toxic chemicals employed on farmlands, nitrites and nitrates pose significant dangers to both animals and humans. Elevated levels of these compounds are linked to serious conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and diabetes. Notably, even the European Union took a proactive stance in 2012, banning American apples due to these concerns—an action largely overlooked by the U.S. apple industry.

While consuming a single conventional apple may not be harmful, it's the cumulative effect of such toxins that poses a threat to long-term health. Americans, on average, consume 10 pounds of apples annually, contributing to a concerning buildup of toxins. This becomes especially worrisome for younger generations indulging in various apple-derived products, such as apple sauce, apple juice, and apple pie, alongside other chemically treated produce.

The debate on whether choosing organic makes a difference is dispelled by a study in Sweden. A family of five, consuming only conventional produce for one week and switching to organic for the next two, witnessed a 95% reduction in pesticide concentration in their urine during the organic phase. This emphasizes the significant role of organic foods in diminishing the body's toxic load, alleviating stress on primary detox organs like the liver and kidneys, and reducing the risk of future chronic symptoms.

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Brandon Drake

Brandon, the VP of Business Development at LabSmarts, empowers practitioners with bio-individualized blood work interpretation software, enhancing accuracy and efficiency in analysis while preserving personalized healthcare philosophies for optimal patient care. Brandon also works as Business Development Consultant at a leading CRM company. His role involves fostering partnerships with individuals and organizations keen on optimizing their operational processes and elevating customer and prospect interactions. The overarching objective is to catalyze business growth. Brandon’s approach centers on in-depth comprehension of your unique business landscape, objectives, and pain points. This enables him to discern how his company’s CRM technology can effectively resolve your specific challenges. His foremost aim is to empower customers to harness the full potential of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, thereby streamlining operations, enhancing efficiency, and fostering growth, all while maintaining the human touch in the digital age. Brandon Drake

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