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"Organic" Food: What Does It Really Mean?

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The term "organic" is widely used in food labeling, but what does it really mean? In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Lyn Patrick and KSJD's Tom Yoder discuss how the term "organic" is defined, how organic food is certified, and why eating organic food is beneficial to your health.

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Resource links:

President's Cancer Panel - Reducing Environmental Cancer: http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/pcp/annualReports/pcp08-09rpt/PCP_Report_08-09_508.pdf

Organic Foods: Health and Environmental Advantages and Disadvantages: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2012/10/15/peds.2012-2579.full.pdf+html

Pesticide Exposure In Children: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/130/6/e1765.full.pdf+html

Environmental Working Group: Pesticide Content of Food Resource: http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/list.php

"In Organic We Trust" Film Documentary: http://www.inorganicwetrust.org

Tom worked as an archaeologist in the Four Corners area for many years before his passion for radio and storytelling brought him to KSJD. He volunteered as a DJ at station and served on the Community Radio Project's board of directors before joining the staff as the Programming & Media Director in 2010.
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