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Dr. Rick Kirschner
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What is so great about organic foods?

What is so great about organic foods?

Pesticides,footprint: Growing food organically is better for the planet. It requires taking better care of the soil to prevent erosion and runoff. May not be as fuel intensive.The effects of many industrialized chemicals used in modern food production are not all known. Some produce higher in chemicals than others. (see dirty dozen) the usda makes no claim that organic food is more nutritious than conventional food. ...Read more

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Organic Foods (Definition)

Organic foods are foods that are produced not using synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, industrial solvents ...Read more


Dr. Frank Kuitems
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What are the benefits of eating organic foods?

What are the benefits of eating organic foods?

Healthier usually: Organic foods generally have less herbicides pesticides and chemicals hormones and antibiotics. It very some what the FDA definition of organic is. It does not always mean that all of the above are not used. Sometimes organic foods are no healthier than regular products sometimes there healthier . You can research this online for specific foods ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Greene
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Where can I find information about classification for organic foods?

The Organic Center: The generations of organic website, http://www.Generationsoforganic.Org/ , is an information site for families put out by the organic center. I'm on their board of directors and used to be their president. ...Read more

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
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Why are organic foods considered better for you?

No exposure to toxin: Organic foods are grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Also the foods are not irradiated, have additives it exposed to solvents. This decreases the risk of toxic effects of pesticides. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Organic foods are known to be better for you, why?

Depends: Organic foods are technically those grown with no artificial fertilizers, insecticides or anything not 'natural'. This supposedly limits the body exposure to these potentially harmful agents and some feel it increases the nutrient content of the food. If true, then it is better for you but there is no proof that this is true. And the label "organic " is not exactly carefully true. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Levey
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Has anyone seen any improvement in a child after changing from regular to organic foods?

Has anyone seen any improvement in a child after changing from regular to organic foods?

Non-specific: Please ask a specific question; then you might receive an answer. Improvement in what? ...Read more

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Dr. Anna Lerner Angeles
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Is organic foods good for you and if which ones are not good for you?

Nutrition: Organic foods are very good for you. I often counsel my patients to not just assume that if something is labeled organic, it is true and necessary. The key is to buy chicken, eggs and milk without preservatives, antibiotics and chemicals especially if you are female. In addition, certain foods tend to be more important to get organic - apples and tomatoes...If possible get grass fed beef as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Middleton
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Is it cost effective to buy all organic foods for my child?

Is it cost effective to buy all organic foods for my child?

No: It is not necessary to buy all organic food. There are certain fruits and vegetables that have a high pesticide content (go to www.Ewg.Org to see list). These should be bought organic. Meats should be clean (free range, grass fed, hormone free). Eggs should be free range and fertile. ...Read more

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What physical/psychological benefits do organic foods provide?

What physical/psychological benefits do organic foods provide?

Organic Foods: Foods that are certified as organic are free of pesticides and other chemicals that are commonly used on non-organic crops. This can be very important, especially in crops with high pesticide residues. See this site for the 12 you should for sure buy organic if at all possible: http://tinyurl.Com/29bboo buying organic will also avoid genetically modified foods. ...Read more

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