Tom Philpott from: MOTHER JONES
|March 6, 2013|
THE MAIN DISH
You’d think that eating fresh, local, and organic food would lighten the load of chemicals in your body. But a recent study suggests that that’s not always the case.
Scientists at the University of Washington’s Seattle Children’s Research Institute performed a “dietary intervention” on two sets of five local families. They subjected one set of families to five days of eating meals from a catering company that avoids plastics and uses fresh and, when possible, local and organic ingredients.
The other set was given “handouts describing best practice recommendations to reduce phthalate and BPA exposures” and asked to follow them as well as possible as they prepared their meals.
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- You’re Eating Toxic Chemicals, Even If You Eat Organic And Avoid Plastic (fastcoexist.com)
- Study Finds Shockingly High Phthalate Levels in Food Seasonings and Dairy Products (guide.thesoftlanding.com)
- Eating Organic on a Food Stamp Budget (portlandfarmersmarket.wordpress.com)
- Foods Might Serve Up High Levels of Chemicals Found in Plastics (news.health.com)
- University of Washington study finds surprising risk in even fresh, organic diet (mynorthwest.com)
- Even Organic Foods Not Stored, Prepared Or Cooked In Plastic Containers Can Contain Phthalates And Bisphenol A (medicalnewstoday.com)