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Eat this Organic OR Not?


Which Produce is it Worth to Go Organic?

A recent report by MSNBC summarized findings from the Environmental Working Group on which produce contains the most and least amount of pesticide exposure.

Follow this link to see which produce is worth the extra cost of purchasing organic to reduce your risk of pesticide exposure! 

Source: Is it Worth it to Buy Organic. October 2009. (online)

More information on the dangers of pesticides can be found here
Here's an excerpt from the article:

Pesticides and Your Health
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 90 percent of fungicides, 60 percent of herbicides and 30 percent of insecticides are known to cause cancer.
Lab studies also indicate pesticides can cause other serious health problems, including:
Birth defects, miscarriages and stillbirths
Learning disorders
Aggressive behavior
Nerve damage
Cancer of the breastprostate and lymphatic system

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