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Pesticides et lymphomes, le lien est certain

Pesticides et lymphomes, le lien est certain | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Pesticides et lymphomes, le lien est certain
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Les preuves qui établissent le lien entre pesticides et cancers, ou entre pesticides et maladies neurodégénératives telles que le Parkinson, s'accumulent de manière alarmante.

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Organic Food Isn't More Nutritious, But That Isn't the Point

Organic Food Isn't More Nutritious, But That Isn't the Point | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
That doesn't mean it's not healthier. How our obsession with organics' "healthiness" led us away from the term's roots

 

Of all the food-related countercultural buzzwords that have gone mainstream in recent years, organic ranks among the most confusing. Like its cousins (cf. local, free-range, or worst of all, natural), the term's promotion by grocery stores everywhere has caused it to escape the strict definitions laid out by the USDA. But from Stanford University comes new research suggesting what we should have known all along: organic food isn't actually more nutritious than traditionally-farmed goods.

 

Still, there are important reasons beyond nutrition to choose organic foods. . . .

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Résidus pesticides: dernières données européennes

Résidus pesticides: dernières données européennes | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

L’EFSA vient de publier son dernier rapport sur les résidus de pesticides dans les aliments. Il concerne des analyses d’aliments  analysés en 2011. De toute évidence ce long délai entre le prélèvement et la publication des résultats est problématique car il ne permet aucune réactivité de la part des pouvoirs publics.

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Pascal Faucompré's curator insight, May 22, 9:22 AM

Les taux de présence de résidus de pesticides entre 2010 et 2011 :

  • de 38.73% à 39.19% pour les céréales.
  • de 29.44% à 33.4% pour les légumes.
  • de 52.64% à 54.4% pour les fruits.
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Study Says Organic Isn't Healthier? Here's Why It Still May Be Worth The Cost

Study Says Organic Isn't Healthier? Here's Why It Still May Be Worth The Cost | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new study seems to say that organic food is a giant scam. Is it true that you're wasting your money, or is there more to organic food than the headlines imply?

 

This is no small issue to modern moms who not only want to keep their kids healthy, but who also want the best value for their grocery dollars. Organic fruits and vegetables can cost anywhere from $.13 to $.36 more per pound than conventional produce, while organic milk retails for about $6 per gallon, compared to ordinary milk at around $3.50.

 

So what does this all mean? Can it really be true that buying organic food does nothing more than give us a green-colored platform from which to look down on other, non-organic mommies? We decided to dig a bit deeper. . . .

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