Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Is Organic Food Really Free from Pesticides?

Organic food has become popular among many health conscious people especially parents of young children as they believe the organic food is free of harmful pesticides. 

However, is organic food really free from pesticides?

According to the above news article,  we can learn that there are many 'organic pesticides' which are harmful to humans found in organic harvest!! 

What is organic definition?

The word "organic" refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and meat. Organic farming practices are designed to meet the following goals:
  • Enhance soil and water quality
  • Reduce pollution
  • Provide safe, healthy livestock habitats
  • Enable natural livestock behavior
  • Promote a self-sustaining cycle of resources on a farm
Materials or practices not permitted in organic farming include:
  • Synthetic fertilizers to add nutrients to the soil
  • Sewage sludge as fertilizer
  • Most synthetic pesticides for pest control
  • Irradiation to preserve food or to eliminate disease or pests
  • Genetic engineering, used to improve disease or pest resistance or to improve crop yields
  • Antibiotics or growth hormones for livestock
Organic crop farming materials or practices may include:
  • Plant waste left on fields (green manure), livestock manure or compost to improve soil quality
  • Plant rotation to preserve soil quality and to interrupt cycles of pests or disease
  • Cover crops that prevent erosion when parcels of land are not in use and to plow into soil for improving soil quality
  • Mulch to control weeds
  • Predatory insects or insect traps to control pests
  • Certain natural pesticides and a few synthetic pesticides approved for organic farming, used rarely and only as a last resort in coordination with a USDA organic certifying agent
Therefore, it's not surprising that you can still find traces of pesticides (being organic/ synthetic) in the organic harvest! 

So, to me, especially with Chemical Engineering background, the strongest evidence of ORGANIC are through pesticide testings. 

As this is the ONLY way to prove that the harvest is really free from pesticides. 

I felt relieved that E.Excel has taken extra steps and commitment in ensuring all the superfood ingredients used in the E.Excel Wholesome Food products are free from pesticides through many pesticide and poisons testings!!

The below are the Lists of Pesticides and Poinsons that have been tested by E.Excel manufacturing to ensure they will not exist in the product ingredients.

List of Pesticides:

List of Poisons: 

Product Safety is E.Excel TOP priority. 

That also explains why E.Excel food products are always in high demand from many pregnant ladies and babies. These are usually group are people who demand highly on healthy and safe health food. 

They can consume with peace of mind, without having to worry if it gets contaminated, or having any pesticides/ poison that harm our body unknowingly.

Be A Wise Consumer. Choose wisely our food choices. 

We are What We Eat!

Best Regards, 
Nutritional Immunology Consultant
+65-9090 9942

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