Since 2002 The Organic Center has been producing in-depth scientific reports and studies about the benefits of organic food and farming. Below you will find summaries of the full reports.For full reports and sources visit: www.organic-center.org
|Reducing Pesticide Risk in Your Diet. Will choosing organic foods reduce my family’s exposure to pesticides? Which conventionally-grown foods pose the highest risk from pesticide residues? Which the least?|
|Obesity Revisited: Beyond Exercise and Calorie Counting. A pregnant woman’s dietary exposure to pesticides can alter her infant’s development. One study found that pre-natal exposure to a fungicide increased the risk of a child becoming overweight by age six.|
|Fountain of Youth Found? Organic farmers have found ways to enhance the nutrient content of foods, delivering benefits much like a fountain of youth.|
|Elevating Antioxidant Intakes. What are antioxidants? Why are they important? Which foods contain the most antioxidants? What is the antioxidant premium in organic foods?|
|Dietary Risk Index — Tracking Relative Pesticide Risks in Foods and Beverages. There are over 600 pesticides applied routinely to hundreds of different food crops, under widely different circumstances across millions of farm fields. But which applications pose dietary risks worth worrying about?|
|Identifying Smart Food Choices on the Path to Healthier Diets.
In the world of nutrition, one size does not fit all. A person’s age, weight, level of activity and health status all impact daily nutrient needs. But how can a person lacking a nutrition degree make smart food choices?
Transforming Jane Doe’s Diet. How can a person turn a modestly unhealthy diet into a consistently healthy one?
|E. coli in Ready to Eat Produce. What is being done to prevent another outbreak of E.coli 0157 in spinach and other fresh-cut produce? What more needs to be done? If you have ever bought ready-to-eat produce, this is a very informative report.|
Farming Systems & the Environment
|Still No Free Lunch. The average American is overfed and undernourished, and our public health suffers as a consequence. Organic farming is one approach that can help reverse the trend towards lower nutrient concentrations.|
|To read the full science reports visit: http://organic-center.org/science.tocreports.html|