We live, work and farm sustainably using natural renewable resources and grow under strict standard operating procedures that I developed as a Quality Assurance director for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries and tailored with Valhalla Spa in mind using my B.S. Degree in Agriculture and veteran discipline.
Medical grade food is considered a step above certified USDA organic. We started this homestead farm when we found out how many government labeling loopholes that allowed for the USDA Certified Organic food industry to use cheap synthetics and harmful substances on the food and animals without disclosing them. Organic labeling did not encompass a high enough level of quality assurance standards that I would ingest day in and day out over a lifetime. I wouldn’t allow a batch of pharmaceutical drugs out of the lab with detectable levels of toxic contaminants that cause cancer, so why would I continue to eat commercially packaged/bottled food or use synthetic cleaning and personal hygiene products?
No one should have to unnecessarily and unwittingly expose themselves to agents found in our commercial food supply or self care products. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) takes an annual survey of samples from adipose (fat) tissue (select download tab) in order to assess human exposure to toxic substances. They found arming exposure trendswhich I think spurred the “organic” movement but the need and cost to feed and groom the mass public outweighs continued exposure to toxins.
Data – American adipose tissue toxicity level detection of compounds that matched the list of compounds cited in the Superfund hazardous chemicals of interest (US EPA Toxic Substances p.9) list from the National Human Monitoring Program:
|Trichloroethylene||43%||Solvent for fats, waxes, resins, ets. Used for solvent extraction in many industries. Also used as a degreasing agent in dry cleaning.|
|Dichlorobenzene||81%||Active ingredient in moth balls.|
|Styrene||100%||Used in the manufacture of plastics.|
|Chloroform||76%||Used as a solvent for fats, oils, rubber, waxes, and resin; cleaning agent.|
|Benzene||96%||Used in manufacture of medicinal chemicals, dyes, and many other organic compounds.|
|Toluene||91%||Used in the manufacture of dyes, explosives, and other organic compounds; a solvent for paints, lacquer, and resins.|
|Ethyl Isovalerate||96%||Used in alcoholic solution for flavoring confectionary and beverages.|
|Limonene||100%||Found in various ethereal oils, particularly oils of lemon and orange. Lemon-like odor. Used as a solvent in the manufacture of resins, and as a wetting and dispersing agent.|
|Biphenyl||20%||Used as a heat transfer agent, fungistat for oranges (applied to inside of shipping container or wrappers).|
|2-Phenyl phenol||48%||Used as germicide and fungicide.|
|Bis (ethylhexyl) Phthalate||91%||Plasticizer, vacuum pump oil.|
|Cresol||88%||Used as local antiseptic, parasiticide, disinfectant, in photographic developing solutions, in manufacture of explosives.|
|Diphenyl ether||91%||Used as a heat transfer medium and in perfuming soaps.|
Dinh, Khoan. United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Chemical Management Division. Semivolatile Organic Compounds in the General U.S. Population: NHATS FY86 Results – Vol II. US Government Publishing Office, July 1994. EPA 747-R94-001 Web. August 9th, 2016. http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi/910159VZ.PDF?Dockey=910159VZ.PDF
United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Toxic Substances: National Human Adipose Tissue Survey. US Government Publishing Office, August 1990. Web. August 9th, 2016. https://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/risk/recordisplay.cfm?deid=55204&CFID=63307231&CFTOKEN=63734963 (download tab)