A new study shows that ten common fruits and vegetables that most families eat in abundance daily contain pesticides that have been seen to lower testosterone levels in men. Buy organic when you can and do your best to grow your own produce. Even if you live in an urban area or lack the growing space for a full organic garden, you can grow lettuces and herbs easily in a container garden and save a portion of your grocery budget for organic fruits that you can't grow yourself.
Another study shows what may be the alarming results of the frequent use of the herbicide known as atrazine and sex changes in frogs. It appears that the residue can actually feminize these frogs. Really, do you want to be eating something that can cause side effects such as this? If you are pregnant or trying to conceive would you be willing to take the chance that by eating pesticide treated produce you may be altering the development of a growing male fetus? In the article by Ashley Ahearn, Endocrine Disruptors Linked To Genital Changes and Sexual Preference, it is suggested that signs of this endocrine disruption may be going on all around us and is visible in the "second most common birth defect". The effects on sexual preference are also startling when you think of the implications. Check out the article for yourself. If rumors and the hype surrounding the dangers of commercially grown food does not get your attention, maybe the details of just a few of the side effects of the saturation of our food with common chemicals may. http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.htm?programID=11-P13-00001&segmentID=7