Access to Healthful & Uncontaminated Food Should Be a Human Right
The freedom to choose healthful and uncontaminated food should be a human right. Access to clean water and whole real food is essential to our health and well being. HFF supports policies and food supply systems that promote food security and preserve small agriculture in our State. HFF wants consumers to have the freedom to select whole real food free of GMOs and pesticides, and to be made aware when additives, antibiotics or other contaminants are part of their food.
You Are What You Eat
The old saying ‘you are what you eat’ is so true.
The chemicals that are put on our food are ‘considered safe’ because they are so minute. They are cumulative and since most are not properly tested prior to release, we are seeing a significant rise in illness and disease. These chemicals have had time to build up instead of dissipate.
For the last 20 years, these chemicals have depleted our soils from vital nutrients.
How Is Our Food Grown?
Organic food is often more expensive than conventionally grown foods. Many conventionally grown foods contain high levels of pesticides. Each year, the Environmental Workers Group (EWG) publishes a list of the “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean 15.” The lists are based on the amount of pesticides found within conventionally grown foods.
- The average potato had more pesticides by weight than any other produce.
- Single samples of strawberries showed 17 different pesticides.
- A single grape sample and a sweet bell pepper sample contained 15 pesticides.
- More than 98 percent of peaches, nectarines, and apple samples tested positive for at least one pesticide residue.
HFF promotes access to all forms of holistic healthcare. Families should have the freedom to choose how to get and stay well, including but not limited to: nutritional supplements, chiropractic medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture and Chinese medicine, naturopathic medicine, Ayurveda, herbal medicine, massage therapy, midwifery, aromatherapy, yoga, meditation, pilates, and more.
The links below are intended to inform the public on these issues.