Healthy Bites: Organic foods backed by landmark report

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Consumers should consider going organic because pesticides on foods are far more dangerous than was thought, a major study suggests.

The report states “At least 100 different pesticides are known to cause adverse neurological effects in adults, and all of these substances must therefore be suspected of being capable of damaging developing brains as well.”

The research, commissioned by the European Parliament, is a review of existing scientific evidence about the impact of organic food on human health. It says previous attempts to assess the impact of pesticides have disregarded too much of the research, raising concerns that regulation of insecticides has been inadequate.

You can access the full report here and a summary here.

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