Poisoning Our Children: The Parent's Guide to the Myths of Safe Pesticides by Andre Leu
Organic agriculturist André Leu has weeded through a wealth of respected scientific journals to present peer-reviewed evidence proving that the claims of chemical companies and pesticide regulators are not all they seem.
Parenting was never easy. While loving, teaching and nourishing children, parents also seek to protect them from harm. The past few generations, however, have been silently attacked by thousands of manmade, poisonous chemicals carried into homes and children's bodies in our food supply.
The chemical-based conventional agriculture industry claims that the synthesized concoctions they sell as pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides are safe when used as directed, but does the scientific evidence truly support their assertions? When pesticide residues are found in 77 percent of all foods in the United States, it's important to know the truth. Organic agriculturist André Leu has weeded through a wealth of respected scientific journals to present peer-reviewed evidence proving that the claims of chemical companies and pesticide regulators are not all they seem.
Learn the truth behind:
- The "Rigorously Tested" Myth. Are pesticides tested for safety before going on the market?
- The "Very Small Amount" Myth. Can even a small amount o f chemical residue be harmful?
- The "Breakdown" Myth: Do pesticides rapidly biodegrade, and are the breakdown products truly harmless?
- The "Reliable Regulatory Authority" Myth. Do the regulatory authorities review unbiased evidence before declaring a product safe?
- The "Pesticides Are Essential to Farming" Myth. Are pesticides the only thing keeping our planet from starvation?
About Andre Leu:
Andre Leu is a longtime organic farmer in Australia and a director of Regeneration International. He served as president of IFOAM Organics International from 2011 to 2017. He speaks widely and regularly testifies to governments and NGOs worldwide on pesticide safety and policy.
2018, softcover, 206 pages