Why go Organic

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Natural & Organic

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Herbs & Botanicals

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Are there any successful case studies of sustainable ecological organic agriculture in Africa? YES

The month of November is here and with it the beginning of the anticipated short rains albeit scanty and unpredictable:

With the changing climatic conditions what is the way forward, for African farming, in view of unreliable rains coupled with alternating droughts and floods?

There are largely two farming and food productions systems to choose from, namely:

  • Ecological organic agriculture and related food production system
  • Conventional farming and biotechnology lead agriculture food production system

Here are scientific reasons and cases studies of why you should choose ecological organic agriculture for SAFE food and nutrition security towards achieving the SDGs.

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  • READ these case studies from East Africa, in partnership with IFOAM

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Is there a link between increasing cases of cancer and the increased use of agrochemicals?

The month of October heralds many things least of which is that the end of the year is nigh. For those of us in the lifestyle and wellness business, we remember October as the Cancer Awareness month, generally, but more specifically as the Breast Cancer Awareness month. This is particularly poignant considering the rising incidence and prevalence of non-communicable diseases and breast cancer, in particular.

  • What is contributing to this rapid rise in cancer cases? A multiplicity of risk factors which are generally lumped  together as dietary and lifestyle related factors
  • But specifically, what are some of the environmental pollutants and contaminants that may be contributing to the rising cases of cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs)?Answer: Agrochemicals used in conventional farming especially pesticides and herbicides have strongly been linked to different forms of cancer, especially BREAST cancer and PROSTATE cancer. The increasing USE of pesticides and herbicides in farming results in higher than the allowed maximum residue levels (MRLs) in foods for human consumption…with disastrous consequences to both human health and environmental health.
  • Do we have any evidence of the rising contamination arising from agricultural and food production activities especially PESTICIDE and HERBICIDE use?
  • YES. Here is the evidence: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/8/e1600850.full
  • And here: http://www.panna.org/sites/default/files/KOF-report-final.pdf

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Is the saying “ Let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food” backed by any scientific evidence? YES: The latest findings are overwhelming….read on.

Good people,

The month of August is here and with it a flurry of activities…including “organic” activities and News Updates: These include:

  • The first ever agro-ecological organic Consumers workshop to be held on the 19th of August. Those invited, dedicated organic consumers, know the venue. The workshop is intended to provide scientific evidence on why agro-ecological organic food production systems are better than conventional systems, including in terms of better yield, productivity, more nutrient density and better health outcomes for farmers and consumers.
  • Did you know that there is increasing scientific evidence, including evidence of prevention and reversal of CANCER and obesity, through the right DIETs and related nutrient dense foods consumption? Dr. Willam Li, The President of the Angiogenesis Foundation, explains in a TED presentation: See link here:

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Why is going organic part of the solution to the increasing prevalence and incidence of Diabetes, a non-communicable disease (NCD)?

Good people,

September is here and with it the Libra’s,( I am one them!) are in their element….aligning their passions with their purpose…creating awareness on using soil as the “pharmacy” to treat diabetes and the many chronic inflammatory conditions…do we have any evidence that soil is a rich and complex living microcosm? YES. WATCH this evidence:

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Is soya food the healthy food it is touted to be? The answer is no!

July is here and with it the beginning of the second half of the year 2016…

…many historical happenings, this month, including the visit of the Israeli Prime Minister, the Indian Prime Minister and the UNCTAD UN Conference….supportive of “3rd World Development” …on our part, at OCA, we continue advocating for ORGANIC lifestyles….to educate the public on healthy, sustainable and climate friendly LIFESTYLES… here is some of our action www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4og0LytrdE

  • And did you know that SOYA food, in all its forms, is generally unhealthy despite the TV commercials misinformation and “industry funded research” propaganda?
  • Did you know soya is associated with unhealthy outcomes, including CANCER?
  • Did you know that soya isoflavones, plant phytoestrogens, are endocrine disruptors and linked to cancer, hypothyroidism in women and a host of other diseases and ailments?
  • Did you know that up to 80% of soya in the global market is now GMO and is grown using harmful pesticides and chemicals include toxic glyphosate?
  • The only good soya is FERMENTED and ORGANIC soya… free from harmful pesticides and other harmful substances…

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Going Organic in East Africa

What's causing cancer?

organic farmers
 

Organic Farmers

This is just a few names and contacts of organic farmers who work closely with OCA.

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Organic Markets

The retailers buy thei food from the organic farmers and sell them at various organic

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Restaurants

OCA works closely and directs traffic to the only organic restaurant in Nairobi so far.

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Processors

OCA closely works with one processor whose products are certified organic.

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About Us

Organic Consumers Alliance (OCA) focuses on promoting and creating awareness on

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