According to the former president of Phamaceutical Healthcare Association of the Philippines, Edwin Feist and his son Chris of Advanced Nutritional Technologies (ANTECH) Inc., who spoke at the Bulong Pulungan sa Sofitel forum last Tuesday, we should be careful with the food we eat, because it might make us ill.
Neurotoxic pesticides contribute to rising cases of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism and widespread decline in cognitive function. Prenatal exposure causes neurodevelopmental delays in children, while exposure to organophosphate pesticides can lead to inferior intelligence, low stamina and defective memory.
Children can greatly benefit from organic food products. From the time they are conceived, infants are most vulnerable to toxins, because their immature digestive system absorbs toxins faster.
Organic farming relies on natural soil fertility and produces healthier plants. Its fruit have higher vitamin C content and antioxidant levels. An organic diet is complimented by high quality milk.