BUT WHAT ABOUT PESTICIDES: ORGANICS ON THE RISE
- Is organic better? Jibrin, Janis // Parenting;Jun/Jul98, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p225
Focuses on the production of organic foods in relation to the risk of pesticides. Reference to research which looks at the exposure of farm workers to pesticides; Insight on the efforts of the United States Environment Protection Agency; Comments made by Carl Winter, doctor of philosophy,...
- Study: Organic Diet Cuts Pesticides in Kids. // Alive: Canada's Natural Health & Wellness Magazine;May2003, Issue 247, p22
Reports that eating organic food can reduce children's pesticide-exposure levels. Measurement of pesticide breakdown products in the body; Comparison of the pesticide residue difference between conventional and organic diets.
- Stanford study questions organics' value. BRANDT, MICHELLE // California Farmer;Nov2012, Vol. 295 Issue 11, p18
The article focuses on a study published in the periodical "Annals of Internal Medicine," according to which researchers found that there are no significant differences between organic foods and their conventional counterparts and that organic foods are not completely free of pesticides. INSET:...
- How to survive without eating peaches, peppers, lettuce ... Cline, Harry // Western Farm Press;8/2/2008, Vol. 30 Issue 18, p4
The author reflects on the printing of a pocket guide that lists the high pesticide produce foods in the U.S. Accordingly, he criticizes Organic Center's "Organic Essentials" for its nullity of scientific substantiation. He added that the guide has zero attribution to the facts stated other than...
- Greener greens? // Consumer Reports;Jan1998, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p12
Discusses how the sales of organic foods are booming. Confusion over labels that products have been certified organic; The hazards of pesticides; Pesticides and the environment; The switch to organic farming and how it impacts farmers; Fertilizer, soil and ecosystems; The expense of organic...
- THE BETTER WAY TO BUG OFF! GREENE, ALAN // Parenting School Years;May2013, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p22
The article discusses how parents can protect their children from pesticide exposure, from buying organic produce, practicing Integrated Pest Management, to the use of natural insecticides. INSET: CRITTER CONTROL.
- Is ORGANIC BETTER? Hancock, Michelle // Alive: Canada's Natural Health & Wellness Magazine;Mar2013, Issue 365, p87
The article reflects on the September 2012 report in the Annals of Internal Medicine, which compared the health effects of organic and conventional foods. The report affirmed that organic foods are less exposed to pesticide residues and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The Environmental Working...
- Should you opt for organic? Kleiner, Susan M. // Physician & Sportsmedicine;Dec95, Vol. 23 Issue 12, p15
Reports that consumers are demanding more purity in their foods despite assurances from the government that the United States has the safest food supply in the world. Production of organic foods into a $3 billion industry; Federal definition of `organic' by 1997; Regulation of pesticides;...
- Organic Knowledge. PATUREL, AMY // Arthritis Today;May/Jun2012, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p30
The article presents questions and answers related to organic food including the nutritional differences between organic and conventional foods, how to reduce intake of pesticides from conventional food, and whether organic foods are pesticide-free.