Saturday, October 10, 2009

Allergies, Asthma and Autism on the Rise

I saw this article on the daily green and it really caught my attention. It was written by Robyn O'Brien, the founder of Boulder, Colorado based AllergyKids. It's organization dedicated to protecting the 1 in 3 American children with autism, allergies, ADHD and asthma. She has been Called "food's Erin Brockovich" by the New York Times.

I truly believe that genetically modified and engineered food is one of the reasons why food allergies on are on the rise, and Robyn seems to agree:
  • Did you know that food additives and dyes have been linked to asthma and ADHD?
  • Did you know that insecticides have been engineered into our food supply? Yikes!
  • Did you know that there is a synthetic growth hormone introduced into milk in 1994?
  • Did you know that Kraft doesn't include Yellow #5 in the mac 'n cheese boxes they sell overseas?
If you're interested, read more. I was really surprised to learn that there are chemicals that have been added to the U.S. food supply over the last ten years that have either been banned or labeled in countries like Australia, Europe, the UK, Japan....even Russia – because of the health risks they present.

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