From Pesticides to probiotics .some interesting readings

Here are some of the latest issues The Organic Center has covered: ''

Pesticide Exposure Contributes To Food Allergies

A study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology has found a link
between pesticide exposure and food allergies. Food allergies are on the rise
and currently affect one in 13 children in the U.S.  To examine potential
causes of this phenomenon researchers at Montefiore Medical Center looked at
whether contact with pesticides [...]

Organic grape juice has higher antioxidant effects

In a recent study looking at the antioxidant effects of grape juice on oxidative
stress in the brain, researchers from several universities in Brazil examined
the antioxidant effect differences of organic versus conventional grape juice on
rats consuming a high-fat diet. Researchers used three groups of rats for their
study:  a control group fed water, [...]

Probiotics prevent diarrhea associated with Clostridium difficile

A new study published in The Cochrane Collaboration shows that probiotic use,
such as the consumption of yogurt, can decrease the risk of diarrhea from
Clostridium difficile bacteria after antibiotic ingestion. The study was led by
Joshua Goldenberg, from Bastyr University, who found that taking probiotics
reduced the chance of having some of the effects [...]

Organic carrots have similar yields, and potential for higher nutrients

A study by Dr. Bender and Dr. Ingver at the Jõgeva Plant Breeding Institute
looked at how agricultural management affects yield and nutrient content of
carrots. They compared marketable yield, vitamin C content, and total sugar
content of organic and conventional carrots over three growing seasons in
Estonia. Findings showed there were no significant differences [...]