Farmer spraying obscene amounts of pesticide on wheat crop.
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We are constantly bombarded with information on what foods are healthy, unhealthy, and what toxins to avoid like the plague. New ubiquitous poisons and carcinogens are becoming harder than ever to keep track of.
Is it possible for regular consumers to avoid all poisons related to the farming industry? More and more it seems the answer is no, full stop. As companies create more profit, they find more ways to do so, hence their desire to protect their investment at any cost--the health of the end user.
Welcome to the age where farmers and companies ie Monsanto spray their investments with anything and everything to keep their supply intact.
"Originally developed as nerve gases and weapons of war, organophosphates today are used to control insects at farms, golf courses, shopping malls and schools. They kill pests by blocking nerve signaling."
This compound, as mentioned before, directly affects the nervous system. "Organophosphates inhibit cholinesterase enzymes, including red blood cell (RBC) cholinesterase and plasma cholinesterase, thereby preventing the breakdown of acetylcholine. Excessive acetylcholine accumulation initially produces stimulatory and subsequently inhibitory effects on neurotransmission."
There is no reason consumers should be assisting the farming industry's poisoning of the public so they can line their pockets.
Plus, farmers have been treating crops with glyphosate, another dangerous chemical, and traces of this chemical has been found in "Cheeze-Its" as well as many other household consumables.
There has never been a better time than now to eat organic (check for the USDA label) to ensure you aren't a) lining criminal farming company's pockets and b) endangering your health or the health of your friends and family.