When we reach, as world, a point where in small rivers across Europe traces of pesticides are found, and in US, pesticide residues are in 70% of produce (Guardian, 29 May 2019) it is clearly understood that there is serious problem.
This problem becomes immediately a serious threat to our health and therefore life on this continent. Worldwide consumers remain in the dark with regards to health risks related to use of pesticides. Pesticides are toxic chemical compounds, which can easily damage vital organs, or disrupt biological processes within human body.
By time, we have become so senseless that we do not see something serious happening in front of our eyes, we are not convinced that pesticides can seriusly harmful.
Organic farmers, growers and producers have to inform more people. It is their obligation to do so apart from selling their harvest.
We have found an interesting inititiative called PAN UK, a pesticide action network: promoting safe and sustainable alternatives to hazardous pesticides.
It is wise to develop more of these initiatives as soon as possible. Soon this world might not have anything which will not be contaminated with pesticides residues
Globally, it seems that organic food sales have gone up year after year. We have been wondering why we need to put the figures first before our health in order to see organic foods consumption increase.
Why we need to reach the soil ''death'' by having a massive concentration of toxic pesticides, herbicides and heavy metals into it when conventional crops are cultivated.
Organic products do not need to be sprayed with toxic chemicals to be protected from diseases. There are numerous studies about the serious health risks when non-organic foods products are consumed. Toxins and heavy metals are concentrated in fat cells and tissues by eating foods of non organic farming. Washing the fruits before eating is not enough anymore, needless to say that you can not rinse off any chemicals from a ready meal.
It is intriguing to check the increase of cancers vs the consumption of conventional food. Apart from chemicals in our foods, these toxic substances remain in the soil for years or rinsed off by rain. The latter phenomenon may lead to the sea and rivers pollution while the former leads quickly to soil quality deterioration. Lowering soil quality means no cultivation of anything at all after a few years.