US study shows organic diet reduces pestcide levels

Organic Diet ‘Significantly Cut’ Pesticide Levels, Us Study Shows

Jim Manson for Natural Products Global:

A study just published in the journal Environmental Research adds to a growing body of research showing that eating organic reduces pesticide levels in the body.

The new study tested the urine of four diverse American families in Oakland, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Baltimore after eating their typical diet of conventional food for six days and then after a controlled diet of all organic food for six days.

The researchers found that switching to an organic diet significantly reduced the levels of synthetic pesticides found in all participants – by an average of 60% – after less than one week.

It would be useful to see such a study done in Europe.

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