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No evidence organic foods benefit health: study
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/10 | Reuters

Posted on 05/24/2010 4:24:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

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To: altura

Thanks for the advise and well digested.


101 posted on 05/25/2010 3:53:48 PM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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I was just pointing out that organic foods are not necessarily any safer, which you implied...they can have just as much bacterial contamination as conventional food (and a number of studies have shown they have more, because of they way they are processed).

My own garden is mostly organic, but it is mainly because I have a lot of citrus and like citrus butterflies...so I can't even use the biologically approved organic pesticides, like Bt, because they will kill caterpillars. Also, we have a lot of honey bees, and I don't want to harm them.

There are a number of approved pesticides you can use and still be organic, but if you want the beneficial insects, you cannot even use many of approved organic insecticides.

102 posted on 05/25/2010 4:17:12 PM PDT by Aussiebabe
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To: Aussiebabe
If I implied that the organic foods are safer, I was incorrect and I apologize for the misunderstanding. Organic or natural does not equate safe. Most lethal poisons are in an organic form :)

And I have used, successfully, lavender and marigolds as pest repellent for no other reason than curiosity.
103 posted on 05/25/2010 4:21:51 PM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: MollyKuehl

Excuse me. Weren’t you talking about what a great vegee you are?


104 posted on 05/25/2010 6:29:58 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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Excuse me. Weren’t you talking about what a great vegee you are?

Relax, nobody mentioned you!
105 posted on 05/25/2010 6:48:58 PM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: MollyKuehl

Care to tell us why you chose to land here with your obvious combat training?


106 posted on 05/25/2010 6:53:27 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

You are a troll and you need to leave. We don’t need your kind here.


107 posted on 05/26/2010 6:46:48 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty
Care to tell us why you chose to land here with your obvious combat training?

YOU initiated the personal attacks and insults in public and then continued the same attacks via FR email and now you reported me to the moderator for something you started? Cowardice, dishonesty and malice.
108 posted on 05/26/2010 7:08:28 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: freekitty

A person who does nothing but come to FR and immediately start jackbooting members is a troll. You have done nothing but insult members of FR with your smart aleck comments.


110 posted on 05/26/2010 7:12:31 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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YAWN!

Your ongoing dishonesty and Alinsky type tactics are no challenge: from each according to his/her ability...
112 posted on 05/26/2010 8:28:25 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Mounting evidence proves there are health benefits for consuming organic foods. In fact, studies linking non-organic practices to increased health risks are beginning to prove more conclusively the many benefits that organic agriculture has to offer farmers, the land, our water supplies, air, and ultimately, the health of the planet and those living on it. The U.S. President’s Cancer Panel report released in May exhorts consumers to choose food grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers, antibiotics, and growth hormones to help decrease their exposure to environmental chemicals that can increase their risk of contracting cancer. Also, a study published May 17 in Pediatrics concluded that exposure to organophosphate pesticides—prohibited in organic production—at levels common among U.S. children may contribute to the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in these children. This latest study authored by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health researchers looks at the paucity of data now available concerning the nutrition-related health effects of organic foods, and points out the need for better designed studies to answer this question in the future.


113 posted on 05/26/2010 11:09:38 AM PDT by OrganicTrade (Evidence of Benefits)
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I opt for conventionally grown vegetables because organics are fertilized with poop. I do like organic beef and milk.

When I was in Africa, if we wanted veg it was rinsed in Clorox.
114 posted on 05/26/2010 11:12:50 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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