Many Americans believe the U.S.A is at the forefront of technology and leading Agricultural Artificial Intelligence. All for advancements to protect its citizens’ health.
But, time and again we’re seeing that Americans are actually less healthy than their peers overseas and this is partly because of agricultural methods. There have been many studies conducted and its very clear that Agriculture Policy is a Health Policy.
The U.S.A ranks 27th for Healthcare and the Commonwealth Fund has rated the U.S.A healthcare system as the worst among the 11 developed nations it analysed as part of an evaluation conducted every three years. The think tank also rated the U.S.A health care system as the worst-performing of the nations analysed when the last evaluation was released in 2014.
Most people would agree – this needs to change! One way is through organic farming and education of correct organic agricultural practices. The Organic Street have picked three band farming practices which are allowed in the U.S.A and not allowed in Europe. Warning. It’s scary:
Agricultural uses account for about 80 percent of all antibiotic use in the U.S.A, it’s ridiculously a large source of human antibiotic consumption. Animals are often fed antibiotics at low doses for disease prevention and growth promotion, and those antibiotics are transferred to gardeners, farmers, allotments and community gardens via the manure used as crop fertilizer.
The FDA has long held – since 1977 in fact that administering low doses of antibiotics to livestock, as is common among Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), was inappropriate, yet they continue to pander to the drug industry and are allowing the practice to continue. In Europe, all antibiotics used in human medicine are banned in agriculture, and no antibiotics can be used for growth-promoting purposes.
In 2017, the top 10 agricultural producing States in terms of cash receipts were (in descending order): California, Iowa, Texas, Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Indiana. These and related statistics can be found in ERS’s Farm Income and Wealth Statistics. Considering many do not realize that fluoride is a drug that is available only with a prescription. Yet it’s added to municipal water supplies used by more than 180 million Americans, including infants and the elderly without any attention to personalized dosing or potential interactions.
Swallowing fluoride has been shown to cause weakened bones, bone cancer, hyperactivity and/or lethargy, lowered thyroid function, lowered IQ, dementia, kidney issue, arthritis and more, while studies have failed to show benefits for preventing cavities when taken internally. Cities around the U.S.A spend millions adding fluoride to communal water supplies each year, yet most European countries do not fluoridate their water remember that when watering your fruit and vegetables!
GMO food and seed is allowed in the U.S.A. In Europe Union growing seed isn’t allowed at this current time. Virtually all of the claims of benefit of GMO crops – increased yields, more food production, controlled pests and weeds, reductions in chemical use in agriculture, drought-tolerant seeds – have not materialized while evidence pointing to their serious risks for human health and the environment continues to grow from scientists and health organisations around the world.