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The truth about organic food and cancer

Your wallet might have more of an effect than your shopping cart.
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The term "organic" has a health halo, but organic veggies aren't necessarily going to keep you from getting cancer.

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There’s a lot we don’t know about organic food. But one thing we do know? That being a person who both can afford to buy organic and chooses to do so generally means you’re a healthier person.

Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean organic food makes you a healthier person. That’s the central issue at the heart of a recent study published in that’s making for purportedly showing that eating organic reduces your risk of cancer. Like so many studies claiming that any specific lifestyle choice will prevent cancer, there’s a lot more to this story.

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