A recent survey conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs and Media and commissioned by Morgan & Myers and The Wordcom Group, revealed that when it comes to providing information about food choices, U.S. consumers have greater faith in activists and retail grocers than either government or food companies.

Results from the national poll confirm that about two-thirds of consumers (64%) say advocates and activist groups have consumers’ best interests in mind when it comes to providing information about food choices. Read the rest of this entry »

Results of year long study found children who ate a variety of conventional foods also ingested measurable and concerning amounts of organophosphates, widely used chemicals that kill insects by disrupting their brains and nervous systems.

When the same children ate organic fruits, vegetables and juices, signs of pesticides were not found.

“Once you switch from conventional food to organic, the pesticides (malathion and chlorpyrifos) that we measured in the urine disappeared. The level returns immediately when you go back to the conventional diets,” said Lu, a professor at Emory University’s School of Public Health and a leading authority on pesticides and children. Read the rest of this entry »