September 6, 2006 at 2:16 am
Hi. I’m Judy, cofounder of I’m Organic™.
This summer, I’ve been sharing our recently launched products with people at local farmer’s markets. It’s been a lot of fun to get direct feedback and meet new people!
For example, I talked to a man who is a retired chemist that worked for a couple of large chemical companies. He questioned me on our organic fabric and wanted to know what it meant to be organic. I began to tell him about the pesticides used on cotton, but I realized he had a lot to teach me.
He told me how 30 years ago he did testing on cows that traced the pesticides in their systems. He found that the pesticides changed composition as it traveled through different parts of the cow and actually became more harmful to us. His test results did not match what the FDA and the industry wanted to hear, so when he was told to do the test again and got the same results, he was asked to change the results! He refused. The hair on my arms stood up. It’s what you hear goes on and you wonder if it does, but when you actually hear it from someone directly, it’s chilling. He was threatened with a job transfer to a very undesirable location if he published or told of his results. He knows the results were altered or disposed of after they left his hands. Today, he works to inform other scientists of this and tests on other products that have been kept from the public.
I hope he is successful. And, I am grateful to be working on I’m Organic™ and doing what I can to affect a positive change in our environment and the health of our bodies. Every choice makes a difference!