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    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #10

    #10 Corn Corn fattens up America’s beef cattle, accounting for 90% of U.S. feed grains61. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) fattens up America’s human population. More land (more than 80 million acres) is planted in corn than any other crop. More pesticides62 and more chemical fertilizer63 are used to grow corn in the US than […]

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  • Dr Greenes Organic Rx Item 9 - Soy

    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #9

    #9 Soy If I were to ask you to switch everything in your diet that contains soy to organic, you would have to switch countless items. Soy turns up as an ingredient in a surprising array of products. Almost the entire soy crop in the U.S. is crushed to make soybean oil and meal. Only […]

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  • Dr Greenes Organic Rx Item 8 - Beef

    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #8

    #8 Beef Classic American beef is corn-fed or grain-fed beef. It takes about seven pounds of corn to add one pound of cattle weight. It takes about 1600 calories of fossil fuels to produce 100 calories of conventional beef51. In the long run, this is a losing proposition. And it is not natural. Cattle, with […]

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  • Dr Greenes Organic Rx Item 7 - Apples

    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #7

    #7 Apples Consistently named as one of the most pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables42, apples make my list because they are more popular than the other fruits and vegetables on the list. Thus, choosing organic apples can make a big difference both in lowering your family’s pesticide exposure and in using our consumer power to change […]

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  • Dr Greenes Organic Rx Item 6 - Cotton

    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #6

    #6 Cotton Most people are surprised to find cotton on a list of key food products for change. After all, less than 2.5% of the world’s agricultural cropland is devoted to cotton. Nevertheless, according to some studies, cotton accounts for 10% of all pesticide use, 25% of all insecticide use, and more total insecticide use […]

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  • Dr Greenes Organic Rx Item 4 - Baby Food

    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #4

    #4 Organic Baby Foods Picture a treasured, pristine newborn, just beginning the voyage of life. Imagine a baby who hasn’t yet picked up the habits or tastes you wish you never had. Let it sink in – the organs and metabolic settings your baby is developing will be assembled from (and in response to) the […]

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  • Dr Greenes Organic Rx Item 3 - Peanut Butter

    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #3

    #3 Peanut Butter More acres are devoted to growing peanuts in the U.S. than to any fruit, any vegetable, or any nut (peanuts are legumes, like beans or peas). More than 99% of these acres are conventional16. Peanut butter is the leading use of all these acres of peanuts17. I loved peanuts and peanut butter […]

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  • Potatoes

    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #2

    #2 Organic Potatoes For some cultures, the staple food is rice; for some it is maize. For American children, the staple food is the French fry! Potatoes are consistently on the list of most pesticide-contaminated vegetables. In recent USDA testing, the Environmental Working Group found that 81% of potatoes still contained pesticides after being washed […]

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  • Dr Greenes Organic Rx Introduction

    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx

    Good News Growing our foods organically has proven to be one of the hottest, fastest-growing movements of the 21st century. Already, more than 4 million acres of American farmland have been dedicated to raising our food1 more sustainably, with an eye toward our health and our future. That’s four million acres farmed intelligently without the […]

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  • Antioxidants – Extra Credit

    Antioxidants – Extra Credit

    Kids need more than isolated, individual nutrients to boost their brains and school performance.There are big-picture benefits to eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and fiber. Antioxidants include a large variety of compounds found in a large variety of whole foods. Antioxidants  in foods have been linked to improved memory […]

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