Meet the Palmbergs.
This family took part in an experiment designed by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute (SERI) and the supermarket chain, Coop.
The aim of the experiment was to show that organic foods are much safer than non-organic.
On the first day of this 14 day study, each family member produced a urine sample which was then sent to the SERI laboratory. Experts found that various pesticides, such as insecticides, fungicides and plant growth regulators, had gotten into their system through their previous non-organic diet.
Here’s a list of the pesticides (or plant protectors as they are sometimes referred to in the report) that were found in the family’s bodies:
Thiabendazole, iprodione, diuron, vinclozolin (fungicides)
2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (herbicides)
Pyrethroids, such as cypermethrin and esfenvalerate (insecticides)
Chlormequat chloride (CCC) and mepequat (growth inhibitors)
Note: in some cases the testing was on metabolites of the original chemical compound.
2 weeks later, after consuming only organic foods, the Palmberg’s urine was tested again. The amount of pesticides previously found had dropped dramatically, and in some cases, was practically undetectable!
To think that it can only take a couple of weeks of organic living to rid your body of these possibly-harmful chemicals is really amazing.