Triball and Diego here, reporting to you from miles and miles above the surface of the earth, boldly going where no amphibian has gone before. Out here in space, the two of us are utterly dependant on the food this spaceship provides. We sure hope it’s safe…

Conditions on our spaceship are eerily similar to what a fetus would experience in the womb. What Mother eats, so does Baby, and that includes the chemical pesticides and environmental toxins that may be on that food.

As the Washington Post reported in August 2010, even federal agencies can’t accurately document the risks. “Under current laws,” the article noted, “the government has little or no information about the health risks posed by most of the 80,000 chemicals on the U.S. market today.”

What we do know is that when it comes to food, one source completely eliminates the threat of toxic chemicals. That source is organic food and farming.

Organic is the most heavily regulated food system in the United States today, and when you see the symbol here, you know you’re avoiding the wrong stuff and making the healthiest choice possible. No toxic and persistent pesticides, no synthetic growth hormones, no genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).

If you haven’t already read That First Step, an in-depth report on organic food and health, download it and read it today. The report explores six mechanisms by which organic food and farming can help children, families and society reverse urgent health problems and make significant steps toward wellness that can last a lifetime.

Know where your tadpoles swim.

Learn more:

http://www.newsweek.com/pesticide-diseases-pesticide-exposure-pesticide-poisoning-pesticides-and-pregnancy-261181

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/12/science/earth/study-of-organic-crops-finds-fewer-pesticides-and-more-antioxidants-.html?_r=0

What to do, oh what to do? Sure, the problems can seem so big that it feels like there’s nothing we can do. But if a little three-eyed frog can stand up to make a difference, then so can you. Go here to find some simple things you can do to spread the word.