14 Nov '11, 7pm

The Organic Center's New Dietary Risk Index

It is easier to reduce pesticide risk in food when you know where it lurks. Our "Dietary Risk Index " confirms that organic foods deliver on a core promise - nearly eliminating pesticide dietary risks. TRACKING DIETARY RISKS Understanding the scope - and location - of a problem is a key step in solving it. There are over 600 pesticides applied routinely to hundreds of different food crops, under widely different circumstances across millions of farm fields. But which applications pose dietary risks worth worrying about? Are pesticide risks going up or down? What about imported food - riskier or safer? Which foods pose the greatest risks, and which the least? To what extent does organic farming reduce pesticide dietary risks? We field questions like these on almost a daily basis. Avoiding pesticide risk remains the number one reason people switch to organic foods and bevera...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_24332.cfm

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