Saturday, October 30, 2010

Organic is the Key Word

Organic, as in organic food, organic clothing, and organic bedding, is promoting sustainable life on this planet.

I've been an environmentalist for over 45 years. My environmental interests are quite varied. My background is mechanical engineering and I was designing solar energy systems and super-insulated housing in the 1970s when President Carter was building it up. Then Reagan came along and axed all funding for it.

I started Yes It's Organic because I wanted to be involved with something I'm passionate about. With the growth, and increasing consciousness, of organic food over the last 35 years during which time I've been eating it, I thought the next growth trend to help stimulate and promote is in the organic and sustainable clothing and bedding arena.

We know that the number of people with multiple chemical sensitivities, allergies, and asthma are increasing at rapid rates. I believe a huge majority of this is due to the environmental toxins so prevalent in our air, food, and products that we wear and on which we sleep.

I get calls almost every week from someone with multiple chemical sensitivities that can't wear anything but organic or eco friendly clothing or use anything but organic or eco friendly bedding because these don't have the toxins from the farming and manufacturing processes. A lot of wrinkle resistant and stain resistant treatments have harmful chemicals which may even include formaldehyde. I think these people are the "canaries in the coal mines" warning the rest of us.

What do you think? Have you been aware of increasing sensitivities and allergies for yourself or others? Do you think it's environmentally related?

by Ed Mass
President and Founder of Yes It's Organic and Green Logo World

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