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We are washing away the foundations of our existence on every front. It is high time we move from crashing about on the planet like a bull in china shop and find a way to go forward with intent. We must find systems of living based on sustainability. The systems and tools exist, it is up to each of us to adopt them.

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Friday, 11 September 2009

New Study; Organic is Healthier and More Nutritious

A French study, like so many before it, has found organic food to be more nutritious and healthier. Read more about this study over at Organic Consumers Association.

The major points of The French Agency for Food Safety study are:
1. Organic plant products contain more dry matter (more nutrient dense)
2. Have higher levels of minerals
3. Contain more anti-oxidants such as phenols and salicylic acid (known to protect against cancers, heart disease and many other health problems)

4. Organic animal products contain more polyunsaturated fatty acids (protect against heart disease)

5. Carbohydrate, protein and vitamin levels are insufficiently documented

6. 94-100% of organic foods do not contain any pesticide residues

7. Organic vegetables contain far less nitrates, about 50% less (high nitrate levels are linked to a range of health problems including diabetes and Alzheimer's)
8. Organic cereals contain similar levels of mycotoxins as conventional ones

The full scientific report can be found at http://swroc.cfans.umn.edu/organic/ASD_Lairon_2009.pdf"

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