04 Sep '12, 1pm

Study: Eating Organic Produce Slashes Pesticide Concentrations in the Body

Study: Eating Organic Produce Slashes Pesticide Concentrations in the Body

Say what you will about buying and eating organic fruits and vegetables, but one thing is certain: Consumers can significantly reduce their intake of pesticide residues by choosing organic produce, according to researcher s at Stanford University who reviewed a massive body of scientific studies on the oft-argued issue. The debates about organic produce run rampant. Naysayers say there’s little difference between organic and “conventional” (isn’t it sad that the use of pesticides has become conventional?), backlashers complain that organic produce is merely precious food for the green elite, agriculture giants say the chemicals don’t reach consumers. But for those of us who prefer our food without the addition of chemical pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, it’s nice to have the back-up…thank you kindly, Stanford University. The researchers looked at more than 230 field ...

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