The World Health Organization has cited Glyphosate as a probable carcinogen. Chlorpyrifos is a neurotoxin shown to interfere with neurological development and reduce childrens’ IQ. Among other pesticides, Paraquat has been linked to Parkinson’s Disease.
Right now, these toxins are not required by law to be declared on consumer packaging, even though
they may be present at levels that could have health consequences. This lack of transparency is a threat to the health of everyone.
The levels of pesticide contamination allowed by government regulators are much too high to protect consumers’ health. By choosing The Health Check certified products, you know what you are eating has been tested as safe and pesticide-free.
California’s Prop 65 assessed daily glyphosate consumption and calculated a threshold to reduce cancer risk from glyphosate to 1 case in 100,000 population. At this threshold, 3300 Americans would contract glyphosate-induced cancer per year. The EPA threshold is four times higher than California’s Prop 65! Learn more about ‘safe’ levels of glyphosate and the Tested Clean threshold here.
Today, our food system is highly vulnerable. Every existential issue that humanity is facing intersects with the food system, from hunger to health to human rights.
Our current agricultural system is degrading soil incredibly quickly. As a result, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that we have fewer than 60 harvests left before planet Earth will no longer be able to feed humanity.
Neonicotinoids, a class of pesticides used to kill insects, play a significant role in decimating the honeybee population in the US and Europe. These bees are our most important food pollinators. Without them, much of our food would not be available.
Protecting the environment should be one of the most critical concerns of our time. At The Health Check, we don’t gloss over the current state of the food system. Change is required. It’s our role to educate and empower consumers to choose better.
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