Monday, April 2, 2018

G989 Poisoning Our Children; the parent's guide to the myths of safe pesticides

Title of the book: Poisoning Our Children; the parent's guide to the myths of safe pesticides

Author: Andre Leu

Publisher: Acres USA

Publishing Date: 2018

ISBN: 9781601731401

Summary:

Parenting 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.

Learn the truth behind:
• The "Rigorously Tested" Myth. Are pesticides tested for safety before going on the market?
• The "Very Small Amount" Myth. Can even a small amount o f chemical residue be harmful?
• The "Breakdown" Myth: Do pesticides rapidly biodegrade, and are the breakdown products truly harmless?
• The "Reliable Regulatory Authority" Myth. Do the regulatory authorities review unbiased evidence before declaring a product safe?
• The "Pesticides Are Essential to Farming" Myth. Are pesticides the only thing keeping our planet from starvation?

Sadly, parents must educate themselves on this serious danger to the health and development of our most vulnerable population, our children.

Author Info:
(From iRead Book Tours)

Andre Leu
Meet 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.

Connect with the publisher: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Author's Twitter

Personal Opinion:

My rating goes towards my enjoyment of the book, not the message, which I feel is highly important. I'd like to think that I might be a typical parent who is interested in reading this book and trying to understand what is going on; living in Texas I had some education in science but not a lot, and I am more interested in creativity rather than STEM. I feel that the book is not written for people who had limited experiences with science and most of the time I ended up being confused by terminology that was used rather than enlightened. Also as well, the book is very much like his first one which was much strangely easier to read than this one. It didn't differ a lot from the original, in other words. The message, like in the other book, is highly important about the impact pesticides had on life, especially on little ones.

This is for iRead Book Tours

BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE:

March 12 - XoXo Book Blog - book spotlight / giveaway
March 13 - #redhead.with.book - review of Poisoning Our Children / giveaway
March 14 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review of Poisoning Our Children / giveaway
March 15 - This and That Book Blog - book spotlight / excerpt
March 16 - The Autistic Gamer - review of Poisoning Our Children
March 19 - #redhead.with.book - review of Myths of Safe Pesticides / giveaway
March 20 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review of Myths of Safe Pesticides / gw
March 21 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review of Myths of Safe Pesticides
March 22 - 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! - review of Poisoning
our Children / giveaway
March 23 - Paulette's Papers - book spotlight / excerpt / giveaway
March 26 - The Autistic Gamer - review of Myths of Safe Pesticides
March 28 - Library of Clean Reads - review of Poisoning Our Children / giveaway
March 29 - Fantastic Feathers - review of Poisoning Our Children / giveaway
April 2 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review of Poisoning Our Children
April 3 - 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! - review of Myths of Safe Pesticides / giveaway
April 4 - Library of Clean Reads - review of Myths of Safe Pesticides / giveaway
April 4 - Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine - book spotlight / excerpt
April 5 - Julie's Bookshelf - review of Poisoning Our Children / giveaway
April 5 - Sahar's Blog - review of Myths of Safe Pesticides
April 6 - Bookworm for Kids - review of Myths of Safe Pesticides / giveaway
April 9 - Bookworm for Kids - review of Poisoning Our Children / interview / giveaway
April 10 - JBronder Book Reviews - review of Myths of Safe Pesticides / giveaway
April 11 - One Frugal Girl - review of Poisoning Our Children / giveaway
April 12 - Sahar's Blog - review of Poisoning Our Children
April 13 - One Frugal Girl - review of Myths of Safe Pesticides / giveaway
April 13 - JBronder Book Reviews - review of Poisoning Our Children / excerpt
3 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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