Choosing Safer Foods: A Guide to Minimizing Synthetic Chemicals in Your Diet

Other | June 1, 2006

bySullivan, Patrick, Patrick Sullivan

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According to the FDA, 99% of all conventionally grown food contains cancer-causing synthetic chemicals. Every person who eats a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy and protein products potentially consumes over 32 different types of synthetic chemicals everyday. The amount of different synthetic chemicals a person consumes depends largely on the diversity of foods in their diet and the amount of organic products they elect to eat.

Choosing Safer Foods presents extensive research conducted on foods in thirty-six US cities. The number of chemicals in specific foods is presented, diets are analyzed and foods that should be purchased as a USDA certified organic product are identified in this consumer-friendly guide to informed food decisions.

· A selection from Toxic Legacy: Synthetic Toxins in the Food, Water and Air of American Cities

· Easy-to-use guide to making informed decisions about your food and diet

· Provides current data on the levels and frequency of synthetic chemicals in dairy products, protein products, fruit products, grain and nut products, vegetable products, mixed food products, and child and infant products

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According to the FDA, 99% of all conventionally grown food contains cancer-causing synthetic chemicals. Every person who eats a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy and protein products potentially consumes over 32 different types of synthetic chemicals everyday. The amount of different synthetic chemicals a person cons...

Format:OtherDimensions:78 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:June 1, 2006Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080548393

ISBN - 13:9780080548395

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Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1 - Synthetic Chemicals in Your Diet
What are the Health Effects?
What is a Safer Food?
Understanding the FDA Data Collection Process
How to Use this Guide
Chapter 2 - The Number of Different Synthetic Chemicals in Food
Dairy Products
Protein Products
Fruit Products
Grain and Nut Products
Vegetable Products
Mixed Food Products
Child and Infant Products
Summary of the Data
Chapter 3 - Synthetic Chemicals in a Balanced Diet
Synthetic Chemicals in Our Food
Synthetic Chemicals in Dairy Products
Synthetic Chemicals in Protein Products
Synthetic Chemicals in Fruit Products
Synthetic Chemicals in Grain and Nut Products
Synthetic Chemicals in Vegetable Products
Synthetic Chemicals in Mixed Products
Synthetic Chemicals in Child and Infant Products
Synthetic Chemicals in a Balanaced Diet
Summary of the Data
Chapter 4 - Diets and Chemical Mixtures
Summary
Appendix 1 - Market Baskets and Chemical Details
Appendix 2 - Synthetic Chemicals Found in Market Basket Foods
Food Guide Pyramid