Are Cranberries Contributing to Your Toxic Load?

Are Cranberries Contributing to Your Toxic Load?

You think you are giving yourself or your family a safe nutritious treat by packing trail mix with dried cranberries into lunches or for snacks, but you are actually consuming a host of dangerous poisons. This is just one more example of how much life is changing, and in this case in the wrong direction. I know that always buying organic may not be practical in some instances, but it is imperative that we understand what absolutely not to buy unless it is organic.


Dried non-organic cranberries are laden with toxins


It gets to be overwhelming to have to think about the quality of everything we put on or into our body, but in the long term the benefits outweigh the extra effort of discernment. When I read about the state of our food supply and the perils of GMO and the genetically modified sheep that have 20% of human genes; and this morning on Dr. Mercola’s website there was an article about genetically modified mosquitoes that may be released in Florida, I feel like I am living in a science fiction movie. It just keeps getting crazier. It can make one feel out of control. But the irony of this is that we can exert control over what we buy.

We are not powerless and at the mercy of those who would have us feed our children and loved ones poisons. Only then, with growing numbers of consumers refusing to put up with toxic foods will things change. When you see the chart below notice the number of poisonous ingredients on those little cranberries (not to mention the sugar) and you will wonder as I did how they get away without putting a skull and crossbones on the ingredient label. This is just one small concession we can make to initiate change and demand healthy safe food; Do not eat cranberries if they are not organic.

This is just one food item but think about ingesting a day or a week or a month of poisons like this. Then think about a whole bag of groceries with the same toxic load. Is it any wonder that so many people ‘just don’t feel good”? Our bodies are wondrous but they really perform best on high quality fuel. They will breakdown when the toxic load becomes too high.

Warning signs of a heavy toxic load are numerous and lead to chronic disease. Eating well improves quality of life and so be good to your body and cherish it. Feed it lovingly with clean foods. The Pesticide Action Network has a great website for information pertaining to your food safety. Check it out!

What’s On My Food?
www.whatsonmyfood.org/

Pesticide Action Network North America
49 Powell St., Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94102 | 415.981.1771
Pesticide Residues Found in Cranberries:
What Pesticide? How Often is it Found?6
Conventional vs. Organic Toxicity7
Other Foods with this Pesticide
Chlorothalonil 56.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods

1-Naphthol 47.6% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods

Azoxystrobin 32.3% Conventional
vs. Organic
Other Foods

Acephate 25.0% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods

Chlorpyrifos 22.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods

Methamidophos 15.5% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods

Methoxyfenozide 13.9% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods

Tebufenozide 6.3% Conventional
vs. Organic
Other Foods

Pronamide 4.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods

Carbaryl 3.8% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods

Spinosad 2.4% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods

Thiamethoxam 1.2% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods

Malathion 0.3% Conventional
vs. Organic

Other Foods

Footnotes
1. Tests for any given food are often conducted in multiple years. In all cases WhatsOnMyFood shows only the most recent test year. The test results for Cranberries come from test year 2006.
2. All pesticide residue results on this page and elsewhere on the WhatsOnMyFood website were obtained by the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) Pesticide Data Program (PDP)