• Tracy Coe

Organic Food Filled With Toxic Byproducts?

Updated: Jan 29


In his article entitled “Organic Food Stuffed With Toxic Solvents,” Mercola reveals that, in December, the U.S. National Organic Standards Board narrowly approved Martek Biosciences Corporation’s petition to allow the use of their genetically modified soil fungus and algae as nutritional supplements in organic food—certain elements of this product contain neurotoxic byproducts of gasoline that are typically banned in organics. In addition, the Cornucopia Institute, an organization that advocates for economic justice for the family-scale farming community, later discovered that the product contains ingredients including synthetic chemicals, stabilizers, and carriers, some of which are genetically modified.

This is not exactly the type of nutrition information consumers expect when they purchase products labeled “organic.” In 2010, the USDA found that Martek used potentially toxic additives in “organic” milk, infant formula, and a variety of other food products. After a formal legal complaint, enforcement of their removal was scheduled—and delayed for 18 months in an effort to allow corporate lobbyists to petition for review. Unfortunately, that jeopardized all the consumers who use Martek products in the meantime, while it’s determined what the side effects could be. The Cornucopia Institute compiled a summary of potential side effects that are very alarming, including serious gastrointestinal issues, among many others.  With side effects like these, some experts believe that it’s potentially better for your health to purchase a weight loss pill like HCG from a nutrition center rather than trust some unknown ‘organic produce’ providers.  While we can’t speak to the certainty of that, you can find more info on HCG at shop4diets.com for yourself if you’d like.

The bottom line—we really have to research what we put into our bodies. We’ll always keep you posted whenever we get more viable nutrition information, and we offer health seminars that will keep you in the loop of these types of topics, such as our Proactive Wellness Seminar taking place Saturday, May 19 from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm at Body & Mind Coe-Dynamics.  For more info & to register, please contact 310.798.7600 or pilates@coe-dynamics.com.

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