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See How Quickly Eating Organic Can Rid Your Body of Pesticides

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  • When a family of five switched to an all-organic diet for two weeks, their body levels of pesticides dropped significantly
  • Concentrations of pesticide residues decreased by a factor of 6.7 when the family ate organic food
  • Separate research found those who "often or always" ate organic had 65 percent lower levels of pesticide residues compared to those who ate the least amount of organic produce

By Dr. Mercola

In order to qualify as organic, a product must be grown and processed using organic farming methods that recycle resources and promote biodiversity. Crops must be grown without synthetic pesticides, bioengineered genes, petroleum-based fertilizers, or sewage sludge-based fertilizers.


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