The advantage of
choosing organic produce is that it is
free of added pesticides and chemical residues.
Some studies suggest that eating organic food is healthier since less
toxins are introduced into the body. Researchers at the University of
Wisconsin documented an impaired immune response in women living in
houses where the drinking water contained high levels of pesticides,
writers explain in the cover story of the June 1997 issue of the
Nutrition Action Health letter. Chemical-free food is definitely an
advantage, health wise, but organic food has environmental benefits as
well. Organic farming improves the soil, conserves
and does not contaminate our water supply, and encourages biodiversity.