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Study Proves What We All Know: Organic Foods Are Good For You

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The European Parliament’s Independent Research Service released an encouraging report about the health benefits of eating organic

Food Tank, “The Think Tank for Food,” celebrates the results of a study conducted by the European Parliament’s Independent Research Service.  Calling it a year-end gift to organic advocates, they note:

…the European Parliament’s Independent Research Service, titled “Human health implications of organic food and organic agriculture,” has concluded that eating organic food improves early development, reduces pesticide exposure, strengthens the nutritional value of food, and mitigates disease risks.

The article also states:

Early studies have found numerous advantages for eaters to consume organic products, including:

  1. Reduced occurrence of adult obesity and type-2 diabetes
  2. Reduced incidence of cardiovascular diseases and other diseases
  3. Reduced environmental impact due to fewer greenhouse gas emissions
  4. Reduced exposure to pesticides through food, which improves cognitive development
  5. Reduced prevalence of adolescent allergies
  6. Reduced processing leads to higher levels of antioxidants like omega-3 fatty acids

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Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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