There are a number of benefits to buying organic including the absence of harmful herbicides and pesticides. Exposure to these chemicals are not only harmful, they can be deadly. According to a new report in the International Journal of Cancer, a study on 20,000 workers exposed to the crop herbicide imazethapyr found 3,000 or 15 percent of the workers later developed cancers. It's hard to say exactly how harmful these chemicals are to those of us who eat produce grown in fields where herbicides and pesticides are used, but based on these findings, we'd much rather be safe than be sorry. How about you?
Source: International Journal of Cancer, March 1, 2009.