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Adventures of an accidental gardener: living cleaner, greener, and closer to the ground
YES I have noticed this "creeping cultural trend" as well -- I suppose if chemical runoff isn't causing a huge landmass in the middle of the Pacific Ocean or B.D. Wong's loft apartment, the NYTimes isn't noticing.
Thank you for this piece. I didn't bother to read more than the headline of the Times article because it seemed to ignore the pesticide issue but an NPR report on the study mentioned that the level of pesticide in non-organic food was supposed to be safe. I don't recall hearing anything about the environmental impact of the pesticides and antibiotics so this article was very valuable to me for that.
This reminds me of the study published in the Atlantic last month titled "Eggs Are Nearly as Bad for Your Arteries as Cigarettes." Both articles took preliminary findings of narrow, short-term studies (all the test subjects in the Canadian egg study already had heart disease) and apparently applied them to all people of all ages, adding tabloid-worthy headlines...and missed the point entirely.