This study was done to compare the organophosphorus metabolites (pesticides) found in the urine of preschool children (ages 2-5) from two distinct groups – those on almost exclusive organic diets and those on almost exclusive conventional diets. The authors asked parents to keep a food diary three days before urine collection. The findings were that . . . → Read More: Pesticide Exposure in Preschool Children
This review article is a thorough evaluation of major research on this question to date. Crinnion does a great job of bringing out all of the issues of nutrient value as well as reduced pesticides as he looks at a multitude of studies. What he discovers is that it is a more complicated issue that . . . → Read More: Organic Foods Contain Higher Levels of Certain Nutrients, Lower Levels of Pesticides, and May Provide Health Benefits for the Consumer
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