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Pesticides and infertility
Pesticides and infertility

We are brain-washed to believe that chemical farming is the only way to tackle world-hunger. This myth taking silent toll of our generations.

At least monthly, I see full page ads by fertility clinics in local newspapers.

As per news reports, Today, around 15 per cent of the Indian population, both male and

female, are infertile. More males.

“We see around 500 cases of infertility on a monthly basis and every time we see that the complexity of infertility increases. Male infertility is mainly due to intoxication, it could be environmental or their lifestyle habits. While female infertility is due to disorders like polycystic ovaries or endometriosis that contributes to 25 per cent of infertility,” she said.

I would’t blindly believe paid news but this is visible in social circles. So it is worrisome.

And this latest research links so called healthy food (fruits and vegetables) grown using pesticides to infertility, esp male infertility.

Are we waiting for what? A total collapse? As I always suggest, it is high time we invest more time in getting connected with food sources.

If you are living in apartments, planned neighborhood, replace useless lawns by fruits and vegetable gardens. Grow your own food!

What is solution?
 
Buy locally. Befriend farmers. Buy directly from farmers. Participate in fruit harvesting. Inspire farmer-friends to grow chemical free ! Stop judging food produce by shape, color, shine and size!! It is stupid to demand same color. size fruits from mother nature!

References


http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=151208&CultureCode=en

Men who ate fruits and vegetables with higher levels of pesticide residues—such as strawberries, spinach, and peppers—had lower sperm count and a lower percentage of normal sperm than those who ate produce with lower residue levels, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. It is the first study to look at the connection between exposure to pesticide residues from fruits and vegetables and semen quality.

The study will appear online March 30, 2015 in the journal Human Reproduction.

“To our knowledge, this is the first report to link consumption of pesticide residues in fruits and vegetables, a primary exposure route for most people, to an adverse reproductive health outcome in humans,” said Jorge Chavarro, assistant professor of nutrition and epidemiology and the study’s senior author.

Eating fruits and vegetables with high pesticide residues linked with poor semen quality

 

Male and Female Infertility Just Keeps on ‘Rising’

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/Male-and-Female-Infertility-Just-Keeps-on-Rising/2014/01/27/article2021526.ece1

 

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