The Truth about Organic

The latest organic foods study focuses on nutrition—but that’s just a small part of the story.

By Leah Zerbe

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A new study on Organic Food may make you wonder if it's all worth it.Raining Corn Chemicals

The facts: More than 17,000 pesticide products are on the market, yet the Environmental Protection Agency has required testing for less than 1 percent of the chemicals currently used in commerce. Even tiny amounts of America's most popular weed killer glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, can damage DNA and kill cells, and have been linked to infertility and certain cancers. Farmers spray so much glyphosate that it's taken up into the air and returns to the soil in chemical-laced rain, according to U.S. Geological Service research.

The organic advantage: Organic bans the use of chemical pesticides, keeping them not just out of your food, but also your community's water, air, and rain.

Read More: What Biotech Pesticides Are Doing to Our Bodies

 
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