Most grown food is treated with pesticides. These are used to control pests that may damage crops. This isn’t good for the environment but does it affect you also?
Usually, by the time food reaches the store, the pesticide residue is below the tolerance limit. To minimize this residue then you could make sure among other things to wash your food thoroughly after you’ve bought it.
A way to reduce the pesticides in your body would be to eat organic food. The effect of switching to organic has on your body is shown and discussed in the article below.
Watch to see if this convinces you to switch to organic
By this point we are all more than aware of the options we are faced with when shopping for food, especially produce. Mostly because of its higher price point – although the gap is shrinking – the vast majority of us opt away from the organic section to buy conventional. This Swedish family, featured in the video below, is of no exception, as they too have spent their entire lives eating conventionally grown and produced food.
That is until Coop, a Swedish supermarket chain, challenged them to go completely organic for two weeks. This transition was monitored and studied by The Swedish Environmental Research Institute to see firsthand whether or not an organic diet positively impacted the lives of this young family.
The results are quite drastic and might just convince you to go organic, check it out:
This isn’t the only study to examine the issue. A recent study conducted by researchers from RMIT university, published in the journal Environmental Research, found that an organic diet for just one week significantly reduced pesticide exposure in adults by 90 percent.
The more we collectively demand to eat organic, the closer we come to a world where organically grown produce once again becomes the norm and the standard. In that world, more attention would be placed on finding ways to grow and produce organics more efficiently, hopefully making it more affordable in the process.