We at Moms Across America know it’s discouraging to learn about high levels of toxins in conventional foods and organic too.The enormity of contamination in much of the food supply feels daunting. Much of our rain, air, irrigation systems, and soil are indeed polluted. However, organic selections are still the best path to managing exposure.
We have reviewed thousands of test results, and we can state with confidence that across the board, except for highly processed foods like protein powders (where fraudulently labeled lentils and peas were clearly the culprit), organic foods, even if contaminated with glyphosate for instance, had levels thousands of times lower than their conventional counterparts.
When we shop, we simply do the best we can. It used to be enough just to be concerned about glyphosate and GMOs in our food. But today, there are hundreds of other harmful pesticides that chemical companies have developed that are now being used on our food. At Moms Across America, we have always insisted on total transparency and have been a pioneer in eliminating toxins from the food supply, initiating the very first glyphosate testing project in America in 2013. One of our major goals is to have more glyphosate-free, nontoxic products that you can trust available in the marketplace.
We recommend certifications such as Glyphosate Residue-Free Certified (tested for glyphosate), USDA Organic (does not allow GMOs or glyphosate/toxic pesticides, but is not regularly tested), and Non-GMO Project Verified (tested for GMOs but not for glyphosate) and the others listed below as tools that help people to avoid glyphosate - but we think you deserve more. You deserve nutrient-dense food. You want to buy the most healthy food available for your family. We know that you want to take a stand with your purchasing dollars by only purchasing foods that are healthy for people and the planet and represent ethical business practices.
The best way to do that is to purchase regeneratively grown organic or Biodynamic food - Demeter-certified- as much as possible. Regeneratively grown organic and biodynamic food does not utilize deep tilling and agrochemicals, therefore, can be expected to have higher nutrient density because of the undisturbed, higher organic matter and nontoxic state of the soil. Nutrient-dense, healthy food comes from nutrient-dense healthy soil (not soil sprayed with pesticides and fertilizers from mono-crop farming.) We are what we eat, and therefore we are what our soil is too.
So when you shop, look for the certifications below, read the labels, and vote with your wallet for healthy, safe food. Try not to get overwhelmed; transition to brands that meet your budget and preference a little at a time if you need to start with the foods that you eat the most of, the most often. Start with foods made from grains, chickpeas, beans, lentils, fruit, and vegetables, as they contain the highest toxic chemicals.
Together we can shift the marketplace for a healthier future for us all!
HEALTHY TRADITIONS organic foods are batch-tested for glyphosate. Can be bought online. Worth every penny.
CCOF is a nonprofit organization that advances organic agriculture for a healthy world through organic certification, education, advocacy, and promotion. We envision a world where organic is the norm.
OREGON TILTH foods are 5% pesticide-tested- but only rarely is the more expensive single glyphosate test used.
GLYPHOSATE-FREE CERTIFIED -This new certification is barely on the market, http://biochecked.com/tag/glyphosate-free-certified -will retest foods annually.
グリホサート残留物無料 - デトックスプロジェクト。グリホサート残留物フリー認証は、食品およびサプリメント製品に世界で最も使用されている除草剤が含まれていないことを証明します。国際がん研究機関によると、グリホサートは「ヒトの発がん性の可能性がある物質」です。
BIODYNAMIC/DEMETER bee-friendly (uses no pesticides) emphasizing gentle, natural soil regeneration and seed development, with minimal outside additives, and restoration of natural systems and life of the soil.
CERTIFIED NATURALLY GROWN SEAL bee-friendly; simple for farmers to transition to, and manure used may not be from animals fed GE feed.
USDA ORGANIC 肥料源のガイドラインは不明確であるため、動物からの肥料には農薬が含まれている場合があります-「天然」農薬は許可されています。 「 従来のシステムからの肥料は、閉じ込められて育てられた家畜やGE飼料を与えられた家畜からの肥料を含む、有機生産で許可されています。」 https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=67
There are organic growers with integrity, so know your grower, buy local.
The Real Organic Project
The Real Organic Project is a farmer-led movement created to distinguish soil-grown and pasture-raised products under USDA organic. In response to the lack of enforcement of some vital USDA Organic standards to protect soil health and animal welfare, organic farmers rallied together to fight to protect the integrity of the organic label. Not glyphosate tested. Does not allow GMOs.