One part of the article I found particularly interesting is the study that showed that when rats were fed junk food while pregnant their offspring were more likely to choose junk food once born. Of course this leads to obesity issues, which we see increasing in humans at an alarm rate in this country. More than 60% of all children are considered obese!! And the studies that show the effects of chemicals, including pesticides, that mothers are exposed to while pregnant are particularly alarming.
These studies really help support the movement towards eating more healthy organic foods especially when pregnant and for infants and children. If you are pregnant, know someone who's pregnant or are thinking about having children, please share this important information. You can read the entire article at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/opinion/03kristof.html?_r=1
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