Food is the most important thing. It’s also the most abused!

Abhishek Kumar
3 min readOct 29, 2020

Lethargy. Skin Rashes. Attention Deficit problems. Cancer. Problems with endocrine system.

These are some of the well-known side effects of increased usage of pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals being used to grow your vegetables, fruits and even spices. Cereals are another huge worry area.

In fact, as per reports by various agencies, pesticides consumption in India grew by 13% during 2013–18, adding to the chemical debt that every citizen is being subjected to.

There are many health issues linked to pesticide exposure. Generally, insecticides and fungicides are more toxic to humans than herbicides (2,4D and Atrazine are huge exceptions to this).

Many insecticides are neurotoxins and act on insects and humans in much the same way. Because they’re toxic to your nervous system, exposure to them is linked to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Fungicides are often applied near harvest time to prevent mold during transport. They are classified as endocrine disruptors and carcinogens. Exposure to fungicides has also been linked to hypothyroidism and breast cancer.

Some herbicides, such as atrazine, may cause cancer, reproductive or developmental effects, and endocrine system effects.

Chlorpyrifos, used on corn, cranberries, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli, can have harmful neurodevelopmental effects on fetuses and on young children. Research also ties the chemical to attention deficit problems, tremors, and autism.

2,4-D is an endocrine disrupter that interferes with thyroid hormones. It’s also linked to risk factors for acute myocardial infarction and type-2 diabetes and poor semen quality. Cancer risks include non-Hodgkin lymphoma in people and malignant lymphoma and bladder cancer in dogs.

In fact, some the veggies and fruits thought as the most nutritious are the ones most exposes to harmful chemicals — Spinach (Palak), Kale, Strawberries, Apples, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Pears. Some of the most nutritious greens such as Watercress are laden with chemicals.

And precisely because of the above, at times, when you buy those veggies from supermarket or neighbourhood vendors, thinking that they are healthy, you might be subjecting body to much more harmful chemicals than you might have bargained for! In fact, even with organic produce, one big issue is the nearby farms. Chemicals from the nearby farms seep in through water!

We, at Gourmet Garden, are solving these issues by eliminating soil from the equation — Our patented, Naturoponic methods are soil less and we ensure that no harmful chemical or pesticide ever gets in your veggies.

At Gourmet Garden, our sole objective is to provide the freshest and tastiest of vegetables and fruits. We grow our produces in a soil less environment, nurtured with filtered water, with Zero contamination, Zero pesticides and grown only with Non-GMO Seeds.

Visit us at www.gourmetgarden.in and take a look at our exclusive range of Naturoponic veggies, organic veggies and fruits, Spices, Medleys and much more.

In fact, with increasing focus on “detoxifying” one’s body of chemicals and getting rid of the chemical debt that one has, the investor community has also recognised the same and the focus on clean food is welcoming. The following articles discusses some the new stories around clean food —

https://cio.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/corporate-news/investors-now-cant-seem-to-get-enough-of-fresh-food-startups/78883830

Also, not just with Gourmet Garden, but the increased focus from other firms is very welcoming. All of us are in this mission together — To provide a safe, nutritious and authentic source of food!

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