A new scientific review has made claims that organic foods are higher in nutrients and lower in pesticides compared with those grown in the now conventional method of intensive farming.
The review encompassed 343 previous peer-reviewed studies, assessing crop composition and foods, and the authors concluded that organic crops had higher levels of certain health-giving compounds known as antioxidants, including polyphenols, flavanols and anthocyanins.

"Many of these compounds have previously been linked to a reduced risk of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative diseases and certain cancers," the authors wrote.
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Farmers in developing countries are dying in their thousands from a mysterious kidney disorder, which has been termed as "Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology" (CKDu).

The disease is running rife through farmers from the rice paddy regions of Sri Lanka, and in El Salavdor, it is the second leading cause of death among male adults, posing a greater risk to health there than diabetes, AIDS, and leukemia combined. A new study has now linked the unexplained deaths to the use of a herbicide patented by the giant biochemical company, Monsanto.
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Despite the upsurge in organic foods, American agriculture is using more pesticides than ever before. Coupled with antibiotics fed to livestock, the farm is becoming a dangerous place for humans!

The Department of Agriculture says that the average American is exposed to 10 or more pesticides every day in his diet and drinking water, and every human in the US who has been tested for this has been found to have pesticides in his body fat. Speaking of fat, there is new evidence that pregnant women who are exposed to pesticides tend to have children who become obese.
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