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Is Organic Really Better?

1. Pesticides in the Food Chain
The facts:While not a main point of the Stanford study, researchers did conclude that organic food contained significantly lower levels of pesticide residues, something previous research suggests could help protect kids from autism and ADHD, among other ills. United States Department of Agriculture testing routinely finds pesticide residues considered unsafe for children on conventionally grown—not organic—produce samples, including apples, peaches, plums, pears, grapes, blueberries, strawberries, and raisins.

Why Is BPA Bad?

Do you love warming up with a bowl of soup on a chilly fall day? Well, before you open up your next can of soup — or any can for that matter — you'd better listen up! Those cans could have the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in their linings — which means that the food in them might contain BPA, too. BPA has been used for years in clear plastic bottles to make them more durable and in the liners of food cans to make the products last longer.Consumer Reportsrecently tested numerous name-brand canned products, including soup, juice, vegetables, and tuna, and found at least some amount of BPA in almost all of them.

Childhood obesity...some thoughts. How about yours?

A friend and I were talking about childhood obesity the other day & thinking about all of the things that have changed since we were growing up. Things that have definitely been  contributing factors to the obesity rates in children rising so dramatically over the last 2 decades.

-We walked to school. (most of us)
-We had gym class.
-We rode our bikes everywhere. (To the community pool, where we stayed all day w/out checking in.)
-There weren't SO many fast food restaurants & eating out was a treat not something we did SEVERAL times a week.
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