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Random Musing

Why is it called "Organic" food, when it is the organic chemicals you are avoiding?

I was thinking about some information CJ shared with me- apparently, some of the SWT grad students decided to get some bloodwork to see what toxins were in their body. Turns out the one person who is a vegetarian had the highest level of organic chemicals in his bloodstream.
Gives me cause to buy even more at Wheatsville Coop and less at HEB.

Twelve most pesticide-contaminated foods:
1. Strawberries
2. (tie) Bell Peppers, Green and Red
2. (tie) Spinach
4. Cherries, U.S.
5. Peaches
6. Cantaloupe, Mexican
7. Celery
8. Apples
9. Apricots
10. Green beans
11. Grapes, Chilean
12. Cucumbers

Sources: Environmental Working Group, compiled from FDA and EPA data; Center for Science in the Public Interest. Nutrition Action Health Letter, January-February 1995, October 1994, May 1992, December 1991.
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