Peer Reviewed Study: Organic Diet ‘dramatically reduces exposure to toxic pesticides’
We believe organic farming sustains and enriches our communities while ensuring that you have the best, and healthiest, food on the table for you and your family. It probably doesn't come as a surprise, but recent scientific data suggests that people who stick to a primarily organic diet manage to avoid exposure to the harmful pesticides found in conventionally-grown produce.
The journal Environmental Research recently published a groundbreaking study showing that an organic diet can rapidly and dramatically reduce exposure to toxic pesticides and herbicides, including glyphosate (the main ingredient in the weed killer Roundup®)
The glyphosate in participants’ bodies dropped an average of 70 percent after six days on an organic diet.
Glyphosate and more than 900 other herbicides and pesticides used in conventional farming are prohibited under organic farming certification. In the United States, about 280 million pounds of glyphosate are applied to farm fields annually.
Decades of data show that pesticides can disrupt and derail the healthy functioning of our bodies. Glyphosate is classified as a probable human carcinogen by the World Health Organization, and has been linked to high rates of kidney disease in farming communities, and linked to a range of other health problems.
As always, we urge you to support your local organic farmers; seeking out the USDA Organic Label while grocery shopping is the next best thing. It represents the most comprehensive, transparent, and tightly regulated food certification in the world. At Buffalo Market, we purposefully work with farms and other planet-conscious and body-healthy producers to make these types of foods more affordable and accessible to as many people as possible.
Understand what organic certification means here, and read more about the Environmental Research study findings here.
To see which foods meet our high level of standards, check out our organic food delivery section.