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Presidential Panel Recommends Organic Food As One Way To Cut Risk Of Environmental Cancer

May 6, 2010: 09:05 AM EST
A presidential panel exploring ways to reduce environmental cancer risk has included in its annual report a recommendation that consumers choose organic foods. Though the report focuses mainly on how government and industry can work to reduce the level of carcinogens in the American environment, it does include a discussion of things people can do to reduce their exposure, including eating organically grown produce. The report notes, for example, that consumers can cut cancer risk by purchasing fruits and vegetables grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers, and meats from animals raised without use of antibiotics and growth hormones. The report urges Pres. Obama to “use the power of your office to remove the carcinogens and other toxins from our food, water, and air …”
Dr. LaSalle Leffall, Jr. and Dr. Margaret L. Kripke, "President's Cancer Panel: Organic Foods Reduce Environmental Risks", Press Release, Organic Trade Association, May 06, 2010
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