Doctor's Note

How contaminated is the American public with chemical pollutants? See yesterday's NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day CDC Report on Environmental Chemical Exposure. My previous videos on organic foods include Can Pesticides Be Rinsed Off? and Cancer Fighting Berries. I also have videos on livestock growth hormones and feed additives. For more on processed meat check out any of my 25 videos on the subject including When Nitrites Go BadBacon and Botulism and Prevention Is Better Than Cured Meat. Starting tomorrow I'll start detailing some foods that may be particularly contaminated. In the meanwhile please feel free to check out any of the other thousand topics covered on the site.

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  • http://nutritionfacts.org/ Michael Greger M.D.

    How contaminated is the American public with chemical pollutants? See yesterday’s NutritionFacts.org video-of-the-day CDC Report on Environmental Chemical Exposure. My previous videos on organic foods include Can Pesticides Be Rinsed Off? and Cancer Fighting Berries. I also have videos on livestock growth hormones Anabolic Steroids in Meat and feed additives Drug Residues in Meat. For more on processed meat check out any of my 25 videos on the subject including When Nitrites Go Bad, Bacon and Botulism and Prevention Is Better Than Cured Meat. Starting tomorrow I’ll start detailing some foods that may be particularly contaminated. In the meanwhile please feel free to check out any of the other thousand topics covered on the site.

    If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe to my videos for free by clicking here.

  • BCBilly

    …and that would be the buy pink program?

    • BCBilly

       I couldn’t help myself

  • BCBilly

    On a more serious note. 

    Canada’s Food guide still pushes Dairy and some meat, with enough loop holes to justify something close to the western diet.

    The denial is disappointing.  Perhaps we need a green ribbon campaign to raise awareness.

  • R Ian Flett

    This is a very important cause and, if you seriously wish to avoid food contamination, a vegan diet is probably the best starting point.
    It’s recently been discovered that plastics in the ocean do not bio-degrade in many cases, but merely get smaller and smaller in particle size over time until they can be absorbed by the lowest creatures in the food chain. This is already out of control and there is enough plastic out there already to potentially contaminate all seafood sources. Whilst more research urgently needs to be done, we may have to revert to marine farming to eliminate this catastrophe. Current fish oils (and other fish products) should now require labelling for plastics contamination. We are already aware of fish stock mutations assumed to be oestrogenic from female, contraceptive pill, use leaching into the oceans, but plastics have similar hormonal effects.

    Check out this Australian Science TV program on the subject
    http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/3583576.htm

  • Valnaples

    Doc, if you *have* to buy conventionally grown veggies, what kind of wash do you recommend, please? thank you for all you do!

    • WholeFoodChomper

      Valnaples, I’d recommend using the EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce: http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/.  It will help you determine which conventional produce it is best to avoid and which is okay to eat.