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Food Labelled 'Organic' Is No Guarantee of Safety--Shocking Levels of Heavy Metals in Imported Food Highlight the Danger


Green Lifestyle  (tags: pollution, organic, protection, health, eco-friendly, green, greenproducts, food, sustainable, Sustainabililty, environment )

Cal
- 72 days ago - alternet.org
Heavy metal pollution makes no distinction between how crops are grown. Irrespective of whether farming practices are organic or conventional practices are used



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AniMae Chi (407)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 10:22 am
i never did trust any labelling.

T.Y. Cal
 

Birgit W. (144)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 1:21 pm
Can we trust anything what we buy nowadays?
Sadly noted.
 

Brian M. (145)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 1:57 pm
Just as the term, "natural" has no real legal meaning, the term, "organic," is legally somewhat nebulous and, at best, refers to how the crops is grown. There is still no legal guarantee that said organically produced crops aren't GMO.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 2:00 pm
I've been being lazy by buying items that I could make at home. But with this type of crap going on I guess I better start getting my act together and make my own natural homemade items like I use to. Thanks Cal
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 2:20 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting this info, Cal. I will be watching labels much more carefully now.
 

Laura Menighetti (19)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 3:14 pm
Noted. Thanks!!
 

Brenda P. (129)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 5:33 pm
noted
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 6:09 pm
I believe you cannot trust organic labeling.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 6:34 pm
Can we trust anyone
 

Rosa Caldwell (336)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 7:08 pm
Very hard to trust any food unless we grow it.
 

Meil Raine Martin (31)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 8:43 pm
This is quite sad, since as buyers we watching closer for the labels yet we can not make sure if that is true or guaranteed reliable or not. Sometime this can even mislead us.

Thanks for sharing this.
 

Inge Bjorkman (142)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 11:42 pm
Heavy metal, isn´t it any kind of music?
Be self-sufficient and Vegan

Love
 

Debra G. (0)
Monday July 7, 2014, 12:41 am
Basically, nothing is "safe" to eat. And it's not just foreign imports - domestic rice from the south (cotton growing area) is high in arsenic; leafy greens can be contaminated with e. Coli from unwashed hands during picking or packing - and washing doesn't remove it; spices (especially oregano, thyme and turmeric) bought at farmers' markets from open containers can easily be tainted with salmonella... Doom and gloom!
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Monday July 7, 2014, 12:55 am
Nothing is sacrosanct these days not even our food even if you go vegan your eating unhealthy food contaminated by the very soil it's grown in.
 

rita uljee (5)
Monday July 7, 2014, 1:30 am
scary but we still have to eat,so try as healthy as possible.
 

Frances Darcy (218)
Monday July 7, 2014, 2:33 am
Cannot trust the labeling....
 

Fi T. (16)
Monday July 7, 2014, 5:00 am
When can the human stop devastating the environment? They're like committing suicide
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday July 7, 2014, 6:01 am
noted
 

Natasha Salgado (519)
Monday July 7, 2014, 8:05 am
Nothing we buy is trustworthy anymore---we need to grow/make our own food.
 

Marija Mohoric (50)
Monday July 7, 2014, 12:49 pm
noted, tks
 

AwayNoMail Plze S. (498)
Monday July 7, 2014, 1:40 pm
Noted & shared.
Thanks Cal.
 

S J. (116)
Monday July 7, 2014, 7:40 pm
thanks Cal
 

Theresa Robinson (46)
Monday July 7, 2014, 8:46 pm
WOW! THIS IS SCARY!!!! WHAT TO AVOID AND WATCH OUT FOR NEXT,TUNE IN TOMORROW TO FIND OUT.. NOTHING REALLY SURPRISES ME ANY-MORE!!!!!!!!!! THANK'S CAL! Theresa R.
 

Rosa Caldwell (336)
Monday July 7, 2014, 9:15 pm
Such a shame.
 

Bojan Kunstelj (22)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 11:19 am
knew that
 

Nancy C. (798)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 4:08 pm
"More than half of the apple juice consumed in the U.S. comes from China...The safest way to confirm a food item didn’t come from China is to look for labels that announce where it is from. If no information is given, avoid it."
 

june t. (65)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 11:11 pm
try to buy local produce as much as possible
 
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