Infographic Ruins Our Favorite Childhood Foods by Linking them to Cancer


We know, we know, we know. Preservatives are bad for us. Our snack food is saturated with chemicals. If we keep eating pesticides our organs will turn into cancerous lumps of toxic goo . . . or something like that. We’ll be honest, we’ve never really listened to the health food lecture because that double sleeve of Oreos just kept calling our name. Besides, how much damage could a few cookies and some artificial food coloring actually do? Turns out, kind of a lot of damage. Like, big, cancer-causing, brain-toxifying, you’re-really-gonna-need-that-health-insurance damage. And American kids are ingesting more and more of it every day.

The organization Healthy Child broke down exactly how much of our food contains additives and chemicals, how many of our plate-bound farm animals are fed manure and plastic, and explains why the oranges in our orange juice were probably bathed in acid. Let’s just say it’s not exactly uplifting.

By the time you get to the bottom of the infographic and see how many of your favorite childhood foods are linked to cancer or neurodevelopmental deficits, you’ll probably just want to lock yourself in a room with some organic kale and cry until it’s all over. But just remember that pretty much everything (including boba) has been linked to cancer. It can’t hurt to keep track of the more chemically laden foods in our diets, but a few cookies or acid-bathed oranges probably won’t kill you any more than breathing the air in most major cities will.

Peep the infographic below (click for larger view):


H/T HealthyChild

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7 replies on “Infographic Ruins Our Favorite Childhood Foods by Linking them to Cancer”

There’s a certain level of long term harm which cannot be avoided with eating what seems to be everyone’s favorite foods; almost no matter how much you try to avoid it. If you really want to try and eat healthy, best you can do is minimize the harm by eating only organic foods.

This seems like fear mongering propaganda more than anything else. Time and time again studies have shown that there is insufficient evidence to suggest organic food is healthier or safer than non-organic food.

Organic food production uses pesticides and insecticides, only they must be organically synthesised which results in a less potent spray meaning MORE has to be used.

“70% of foods contain GM ingredients”. And? The person who formulated this info-graphic seems to subscribe to the idea GM food are toxic and evil, when once again, the science points mainly in the opposite direction.

Many GM crops require zero sprays, this means no potential contamination, no harmful chemicals. Yet, there is still an opposition? With arguments that simply haven’t been substantiated?

Peace prize nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug who was credited with saving over a billion people by introducing high yield crops into third-world countries, successfully contributing to the food supply has said (paraphrasing) “Using non-conventional means of food production, we will be able to feed at maximum 4 billion people out of the potential 8 billion in the decades to come”.

What about the 4 other billion people on this planet who can’t eat this “beautiful, safe and healthy” organic food people allude at.

This propaganda that GM food and non-organic food is the work of the devil and is poison has penetrated very poor third-world countries such as Zimbabwe and Tanzania, two African nations experiencing ongoing famine, turned down thousands of tons of desperately needed foods simply because of the controversy that has been built up in other countries.

Their mentality was that those rich countries are just dumping their waste food onto them, when that just isn’t the case!

If you want to eat healthy, do not eat processed foods high in trans-fats and packed with hidden calories. Eat vegetables, fruits, occasional meat etc. People go to the extreme to live a healthy lifestyle when it requires no effort, just a will to resist temptation of chocolates, crisps etc…

Even though we all agree that there are risks that can be easily avoided by cutting your Soda or Chips consumption, but this “Research” has been done by “Organic Farms”. So, it is obvious that the conclusions are biased. Linking Milk (And not a contaminated milk) to Cancer is nothing but pure fear mongering and mind manipulation.

Fresh bananas cause cancer and reproductive toxicity? Come on. And what’s with the GMO fear-mongering? Want to tell us that vaccines cause autism too?

Get to the reality of it. At one point or another everything you eat will be linked to cancer, everything we eat is both good and bad for us. To me organic is like bottled water just another way to charge us more for the same thing.

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