A Quote by John Robbins on vegetarianism

Pesticides

    * Leading source of pesticide residues in the U.S. diet: Meat—55%
    * Second leading source of pesticide residues in the U.S. diet: Dairy products—23%
    * Total pesticide residues in U.S. diet supplied by vegetables: 6%
    * Total pesticide residues in U.S. diet supplied by fruits: 4%
    * Total pesticide residues in U.S. diet supplied by grains: 1%
    * Percentage of U.S. mother's milk containing dangerous levels of DDT: 99%
    * Pesticide contamination in breast milk of meat-eating mothers compared to pesticide contamination in breast milk of vegetarian mothers: 35 times as high
    * Main reason for sterility and sperm count reduction in U.S. males: Chlorinated hydrocarbon pesticides (including PCBs, dioxin, DDT, etc.); one ounce of dioxin can kill 1 million people
    * The USDA claims: Your meat is inspected
    * The USDA doesn't say: Less than 1 out of every quarter million slaughtered animals is tested for toxic chemical residues
    * For years, the USDA reassured us by stamping meats "Choice" or "U.S. No. 1 USDA" with: Violet Dye No. 1
    * Reason USDA no longer does this: Violet Dye No. 1 proven carcinogenic and banned

John Robbins

Source: http://www.foodrevolution.org

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