I didn’t always see the value of buying organic produce. Back in the day, before Autism touched our lives, I was happy to eat the cheapest fruits and veggies I could find. I shopped for the ones that looked shiny, colorful and flawless. But now that I’m raising a son who simply can’t process toxins out of his body as well as his typical peers – which is actually quite common among individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders - I am very careful about what kind of produce we use in our kitchen. Now the fruits and veggies I buy may not look flawless at the market, but I buy them because of things I cannot necessarily see.
Did you know that 7 out of 10 fruits and vegetables tested are positive for pesticide residue? While I understand that we don’t want our produce to be demolished by insects before it can ever be harvested and marketed, it is deeply concerning to me that most of the pesticides used on our food supply have never been tested for human safety!