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Our fundraiser for the Juravinski Cancer Centre was a wonderful success and a very fun day! Thank you to everyone who came out to support us and especially to our amazing volunteers. The cake decorating contest was particularly impressive. All the contestants went above and beyond in creating absolutely stunning pieces in only 90min. Photos of the results above are courtesy of www.loveelycia.com Please visit her beautiful blog to view more photos of the event.
Even more impressive is that one of the contestants made a time lapsed video of his team's cake decorating process! Inspired by the Spring theme? Check out our Spring Menu.
Should you be eating organic? The short answer is yes. The long answer is do what you can, especially for little ones. Pound for pound babies and toddlers ingest more pesticides then adults do.
There are several benefits to eating organic.
You'll be avoiding eating pesticides. Yes pesticide amounts are regulated by the government however combining of pesticides is not regulated. Your lovely green broccoli may have a cocktail of 3 to 4 different types of pesticides.
If you're eating meat or consuming dairy you'll be avoiding antibiotics and hormones that are used to avoid infections in the animals and to speed their growth. It's not a very far fetched thought to link the use of antibiotics in our food to the growing amounts of antibiotic resistant bacteria, amongst other things.
You'll also be avoiding eating genetically modified foods. I've always advocated eating foods that are closest to its natural source. Although we are being told that GM foods are safe, no long term testing has been done on them. GM foods have been used widely since the 1990's and many studies have linked GM foods to food allergies, asthma, digestive problems and fertility problems.
Organic produce has a higher nutritional value, at least 20-40% according to a 4 year study done by Newcastle University in England. If your toddler is already skimming by in the vegetable department, get the most out of the veggies he does eat!
My personal reason for eating organic is that it tastes so much better. Fruits and vegetables taste so much crisper, juicier and more flavorful. It's like they're infused with flavor. Most vegetables don't even need a dip or seasoning since they taste so wonderful. The way nature intended it.
Ely Kettle, Registered Holistic Nutritionist