Organic Is Pricier, But Better

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Photo courtesy of frenchatfams.wikispaces.com

 

MSN has a video up about the debate over whether organic produce is healthier than conventional produce. The video cites studies done that compared the two and found that organic fruits and veggies have up to 70% more antioxidants than conventionally grown food. The studies also confirm that organic food doesn’t contain chemicals that conventional food is doused with, namely pesticides and cadmium, thus making organic healthier.

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Polluted Pennsylvania Rivers Found to Contain Intersex Fish

Ohio River - Courtesy of Greeblie at Flickr.com

Ohio River – Courtesy of Greeblie at Flickr.com

 

Just saw this from LATimes.com:

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U.S. F.D.A. Questions Safety of Antibacterial Soaps (FINALLY)

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Photo courtesy of awarenessmonths.com

 

In December of last year it was reported that triclosan and triclocarban, the main ingredients in anti-bacterial products such as hand sanitizers, is suspected of being dangerous to human health by the US FDA.

After years of mounting concerns that the antibacterial chemicals that go into everyday items like soap and toothpaste are doing more harm than good, the Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that it was requiring soap manufacturers to demonstrate that the substances were safe or to take them out of the products altogether (NY Times).    

After a bit of my own research, I found that the term “mounting concerns” is putting it lightly.

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