Saturday, December 21, 2002

New Reasons for eating organic

Francesca Lyman of MSNBC writes that a new study claims that a pesticide-free diet significantly lowers the amount of pesticide residues kids are exposed to, DUH.... The study, published on-line here, concluded:
The researchers measured six metabolites that derive from some 39 organophosphorus pesticides, the most commonly used in the United States and also some of the most toxic. They compared a group of 18 organic-eating children with 21 conventional food-eating children all roughly the same age (2-to-5-years-old on average), gender, and of similar family income. The children with primarily organic diets had far lower levels of the metabolites in their bodies.