June 6, 2022 Episode
“Dirty Little Secrets About Your Food.”
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Where Are There Pesticide and Heavy Metal Toxins in Food and What Can You Do About it?
Join Dr. G and Colleen for food industry insider info that will help you be empowered to find safer food and advocate for a cleaner food system. See the show notes below.
We know about these hidden toxic residues now. We don’t have to wait to fix them. We ARE the change.Colleen Kavanagh, Founder of ZEGO and food transparency activist
Show Notes on Heal Thy Self Podcast on Toxins in Food
- 25:53 Introduction Interview
- 26:50 Are companies required to test for toxins in food like pesticide and heavy metal residue that may be in their products?
- 27:30 Heavy metals in baby food.
- 28:14 Investors.
- 28:30 What types of food are most at risk of having toxic residue?
- 29:05 What consumers can do to avoid foods with toxic residue?
- 30:30 How we can get brands to compete to be the purest brand on the market.
- 32:50 We can turn around this situation quickly, unlike the decades it took for action on asbestos, cigarettes, and lead.
- 33:00 Call to Action: WE ARE THE CHANGE
- 33:15 How many brands are selling food that has high levels of pesticide and heavy metal residue?
- 35:00 Highlight on baby food, plant protein, pea protein.
- 38:10 Consumers should have the right to know if there is toxic residue in their food.
- 38:57 Industry is shifting to cleaner processes for making pea protein.
- 39:50 Other ways to get whole food protein post-workout.
- 40:22 Naturally processed whole food plant protein powders like sacha inchi seed protein are cleaner.
- 45:50 Why Colleen stopped working with Congress to bring better food to people and started a food company. The story of the brown rice krispie treat.
- 48:50 School lunches and advocating for better meals.
- 50:10 We need to nurture the planet – consumers need to ASK for better food. Companies should be proud to provide you clean food.
- 51:24 Companies are slowly shifting to purity – it’s the right time for consumers to push for faster change.
- 52:00 ZEGO’s purity verification & transparency system.
- 52:52 Change happens at the pace of trust, trust comes with transparency
- 53:00 What’s going on with toxins in oats? Glyphosate, Paraquat
- 55:35 Transparency will hold growers and processors accountable and give consumers the information they need to be healthier.
- 56:35 We need to democratize the clean food movement so everyone gets clean food and everyone is empowered.
- 57:45 Act now! We are the change. Here’s how.
- 59:25 Zego is a brand born out of a mission.
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