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Do you think pesticides on your fruit and vegetables don’t matter? Actually, small changes make a big difference. In a new study published in the Journal of Environmental Research, it was found that participants who ate an 80% organic diet had 89% less pesticide residue in their urine compared to eating conventionally grown produce.
Lower levels of dialkylphosphates (DAPs), a non-selective organophosphate metabolite, was found after only a week long change in diet in this most recent study. Participants who ate a conventional diet (full of pesticide-riddled, GMO foods) had high levels of DAPs, and those who consumed organic food enjoyed a much lower level of this one marker for toxicity.
The study, titled “Reduction in urinary organophosphate pesticide metabolites in adults after a week-long organic diet,” proves that we need to promote organic agriculture and ditch the Big Ag ‘science’ that has promised us a better food supply, but which has only caused a wide array of diseases. They’ve been catalogued, in fact, by Beyond Pesticides in an attempt to show the epidemic proportions of this problem.