How are organic foods more healthy?

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    For a food product to be labeled organic it must be produced without antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, irradiation or bioengineering.(http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/successfulfamily/Nutrition%20&%20Wellness/organlab.htm)

    Pesticides, for example, have been linked to increased cancer rates, learning disabilities and birth defects in children. By purchasing organic products you avoid exposure to these environmental health risks,

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    As detailed by the Organic Trade Association, organic foods are grown “without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers… [and] are minimally processed without artificial ingredients, preservatives, or irradiation to maintain the integrity of the food.” Numerous studies have linked the pesticides, preservatives, etc used in the production of non-organic foods with a wide range of health problems, including but not limited to, cancers, miscarriage, birth defects, lower sperm count, and diabetes. The OTA points out that many of the “EPA-approved pesticides were registered long before extensive research linked these chemicals to cancer and other diseases.”

    Organic foods have also been found to be far more nutritious than their non-organically produced counterparts. One study by Newcastle University showed organic fruits and vegetables have up to 40% more antioxidants and greater amounts of vitamin C.

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