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If you're pregnant or hoping to become pregnant, it's never too early to eat pesticide-free. Studies conducted by research teams at "Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the school of public health at the University of California, Berkeley, all conclude that pesticide exposure during pregnancy could negatively affect brain development." Children tested over a period of years showed a correlation between pre-natal pesticide exposure and IQ levels. Click here for the ABC video.When you buy at the Market, feel free to ask our farmers how they feel about pesticides! While not all farmers at the BFM are certified organic (it being a very expensive, involved process), many of them do not use pesticides.
Even we full-growns would do well to lower our toxin intake. For your reading pleasure, I leave you with this article from Glamour magazine relating the dangers of all the hormone-mimicking chemicals we find in our homes and diets. As the mother of a preadolescent girl, I agree wholeheartedly that women have enough going on with their hormones that the last thing they need is unwelcome hormonal boosts from their environment. And I'm sure men don't want the extra fake-estrogen coursing through their systems either...
So finish off those dried-up Cuties and mealy apples and low-nutrient carrots--clear the crisper for this season's bounty, local, nutrient-rich, and largely pesticide-free!