Pesticides were introduced to the U.S in the 1930’s, and became prevalent during and after World War 2. The industrialization of food has made access to our favorite foods much easier, but also more commoditized. There are deep roots tying governmental policy to food conglomerates, and a lot of the information we were told as kids about a healthy diet has now been proven to be false.
“There is a huge body of evidence on the relation between exposure to pesticides and elevated rate of chronic diseases such as different types of cancers, diabetes, neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson, Alzheimer, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), birth defects, and reproductive disorders.”
– Pesticides and human chronic diseases: Evidences, mechanisms, and perspectives
I know that choosing what to eat is super confusing these days, and there is a ton of conflicting information out there. It’s unfair to the consumer, we shouldn’t have to do all this research out of mistrust for the food systems. At least you know when you see the Certified by the CCOF and Organic Stamp on your food, you can find solace knowing that the food you're eating is safe and clean. That means no pesticides in the soil for at least 3 years.
I won’t go deep on the seed oil agenda here, but it’s important to know that keeping your diet simple and clean is always going to be better for your health. That means eating little processed food, avoiding ingredients that look like they should be in a science lab and just trusting your gut (literally).
Zimms Organic EVOO is made of one ingredient. Olives. And these olives are always grown organically, from a small family farm in California and are single origin and single varietal.