It is incredibly important. USDA organic regulations prohibit synthetic pesticides to be sprayed on all foods, including fruits and vegetables used in juicing, while conventional farming allows for the use of these toxic chemicals.
(no statements here like Organic ‘When and if available…’ or… or… or… -> Pura’s Rawkin’ Fresh Organic Juices ARE made with organic vegetables, fruits and herbs)
Despite what the chemical industry would like us to believe – that chemicals are safe – the President’s Cancer Panel says otherwise.
In its report, the Panel said that it was “particularly concerned to find that the true burden of environmentally induced cancer has been grossly underestimated. With nearly 80,000 chemicals on the market in the United States, many of which are used by millions of Americans in their daily lives and are un- or understudied and largely unregulated, exposure to potential environmental carcinogens is widespread.”
With 41% of the U.S. population expected to get cancer and 21% of the U.S. population expected to die of cancer, one recommendation made by the President’s Cancer Panel was to choose “food grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers.”
Additionally, in its recently released report, The American Academy of Pediatrics also believes that pesticides pose a grave danger to children.
The report says that “acute poisoning risks (from pesticides) are clear, and the understanding of chronic health implications from both acute and chronic exposure are emerging. Epidemiologic evidence demonstrates associations between early life exposure to pesticides and pediatric cancers, decreased cognitive function, and behavioral problems. Related animal toxicology studies provide supportive biological plausibility for these findings.”