GE Commitment to Kids' Nutrition
Good Earth is committed to the health and well being of children. Feeding children organic foods is one of best ways to ensure overall good nutrition and healthy eating habits. Organics also protect your children.
Babies, toddlers and kids are more vulnerable than adults to pesticide exposure. Children’s digestive tracts absorb toxins more readily than adult digestive tracts, and kids’ kidneys detoxify less efficiently than adult kidneys. This results in toxins circulating longer in youngsters’ bodies, boosting exposure to four times that of adults.
Scientists in United States and Canada recently found that children with higher-than-average levels of pesticide residue in their bodies are twice as likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than children who showed no traces of the poison.
Pesticides have also been tied to lower IQ in kids. Recent studies show children exposed in the womb to substantial levels of neurotoxic pesticides have an average IQ 7 points lower compared to kids that had the least amount of exposure to pesticides.
The President’s Cancer Panel states that the “risk of environmentally induced cancer has been grossly underestimated,” and “the public remains unaware ... that children are far more vulnerable to environmental toxins and radiation than adults.”
Here’s the good news. You can protect yourself and your family by eating organic. Organic food is good for you, the planet and especially good for babies, toddlers and kids. The President’s Panel recommends eating organic to avoid cancer because organic food is grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Organic food is also grown without synthetic hormones, antibiotics, and still is the best way to avoid genetically modified organisms or GMOs. Plus, organic foods are nutrient dense and tastier.
More good news. A research team based at the University of Washington found that putting school-aged children on a predominantly organic diet immediately and dramatically protects against exposure to organophosphorous (OP) pesticides.
Rest assured that when you shop Good Earth’s fruit and vegetables for your kids that you are protecting them and providing the very best for your family - Good Earth’s Produce is 100% Organic. And you’ll find throughout Good Earth, that we go organic!