I saw this article from the Weston A. Price Foundation, and I just had to pass it along to you. It really proves the point that the foods we feed our kids today will affect their tomorrow- possibly even into their old age! That's a big responsibility, but so is being a parent!
If you needed any more proof that it is extremely important to feed your children organic food, here it is:
(Written by Sally Fallon, author of Nourishing Traditions, and Mary Enig, PhD.) To see the original article click here.
PESTICIDES AND THE BRAIN
"Repeated exposure to pesticides is associated with an increase in the risk for Alzheimer’s disease in late life, according to an observational study published in Neurology (May, 2010 Vol 74, pp 1524-1530).
According to the study authors, commonly used organophosphate and organochlorine pesticides inhibit acetylcholinesterase—needed for learning, memory and concentration—at synapses in the somatic, autonomic and central nervous systems and therefore may have lasting effects on the nervous system."