The FDA says that Propecia, a drug for hair-loss, is safe for men. However, one of the side effects is severe depression even after the patient discontinues use of the drug.
When Monsanto was blamed for Colony Collapse Disorder, which has killed Millions of Honeybees around the world, their answer was to Buy the Research Firm.
With that said, It is very important that we all do our own research. People lie. More importantly, companies with millions (and billions) of dollars at stake will do and say just about anything to sell you something. Whether you need it or not!
Now, just because something is "organic" does not mean it is healthy. Sugar is organic but to some it is poison. As one yahoo article states, "The new study in the Annals reported that consumption of organic fruits and vegetables did reduce exposure to pesticide residues by roughly 30 percent overall. For whatever it's worth, pesticide levels were generally within the allowable limits for safety for the conventionally grown foods."
Reduced pesticide exposure by 30 Percent!!! I would say that would be Healthier!
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"It’s a difference in soil fertility, says Mitchell: “With organic methods, the nitrogen present in composted soil is released slowly and therefore plants grow at a normal rate, with their nutrients in balance. Vegetables fertilized with conventional fertilizers grow very rapidly and allocate less energy to develop nutrients.”
I didn't see in this article about the effect to our environment between organic and traditional methods. The current administration in Washington has rid the planet of over the counter asthma inhalers (Which have saved my husband's life) but they allow pesticides to be sprayed by the hundreds of gallons everyday.
According to Kids for Saving the Earth, the potential side effects of pesticides are:
I'm not saying I only eat organic. My garden is as Organic as it can be. I use NO pesticides or chemicals. We try and eat as healthy as possible and we don't eat out. Sometimes we are in a hurry and I'm famished but I'd rather whip something up at home than poison myself with crap fast-food.
The moral of the story? Don't believe everything you read. Don't be a sheep! Do your own research and do what you think is best, not what someone else tells you is best.