Three Myths About Organic Food.

Listen to your mother and eat your veggies — organic or not.

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Why aren’t we eating more fruits and veggies?

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Myth 1: Organic food is free of pesticides and herbicides.

Myth 2: “Natural” herbicides and pesticides are always safer than manmade (synthetic) alternatives.

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Comparison of natural and manmade chemicals. Sorted by maximum safe daily dose to avoid long term toxicity. Credit: thoughtscapism.com

Myth 3: Only organic produce is “safe” because conventional produce contains glyphosate.

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Key concept: The dose makes the poison

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How much GM soy would I need to eat to get into trouble?

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Two (sortof) scary truths about glyphosate.

Conclusions

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Epilogue: Unintended consequences of “organic or bust”.

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Scientist (PhD Genetics @Stanford) * Mother * Passionate about science-based healthy choices * Lifelong learner * Founder: Fueled by Science

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