BLOG TOUR/REVIEW – Poisoning Our Children: The Parent’s Guide to the Myths of Safe Pesticides by André Leu

Book Title: Poisoning Our Children: The Parent’s Guide to the Myths of Safe PesticidesAuthor: André Leu
Series: None
Genres: Adult Non-Fiction, 206 pages
Published: March 1st 2018 by Acres USA

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SYNOPSIS:

19279-2001Parenting was never easy. While loving, teaching and nourishing children, parents also seek to protect them from harm. The past few generations, however, have been silently attacked by thousands of manmade, poisonous chemicals carried into homes and children’s bodies in our food supply. The chemical-based conventional agriculture industry claims that the synthesized concoctions they sell as pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides are safe when used as directed, but does the scientific evidence truly support their assertions?

When pesticide residues are found in 77 percent of all foods in the United States, it’s important to know the truth. Organic agriculturist André Leu has weeded through a wealth of respected scientific journals to present peer-reviewed evidence proving that the claims of chemical companies and pesticide regulators are not all they seem.19278-2001 

REVIEW:
Reading Poisoning Our Children was an eye  awakening experience. As a mother to a 20-month-old, ensuring proper nutrition and that my son’s growing brain and body is fueled with safe ingredients is something that I have made priority number one even before I was pregnant. I ensured that I fueled my body properly in preparation for pregnancy and continued keeping a keen eye on what my family puts into our systems. This drew me not only in participating in the blog tour but this book in general. 

André has provided parents with a well-studied presentation of the damage in which the poison residues (pesticides) found on our foods. He also ofter plenty of researched information on the erectable developmental damage these pesticides are causing our children. While some may have the impression that the language found upon the pages will be dense, André does a brilliant job of laying all this information to his reader in layman’s terms.  Poisoning Our Children was easy to understand similar to the manner in which a professor would teach a class, as opposed to discussing an important topic such as this will a fellow scientist.

I highly recommend this to any individual with an interest in learning more about the products we are not only feeding ourselves but our children as well. My one hope is that this book opens the eyes of many that will cause a change in  how our food is handled. Only together we can make ourself more aware and take a step forward.

Many thanks to André Leu, Acres USA, and iRead Book Tours for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review and request to join its blog tour.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
André Leu is a longtime organic farmer in Australia and a director of Regeneration International. He served as president of IFOAM Organics International from 2011 to 2017. He speaks widely and regularly testifies to governments and NGOs worldwide on pesticide safety and policy. He is the author of the award-winning book, The Myths of Safe Pesticides.
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Nice post

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