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“Some 20 percent of children are now overweight or obese, and those who gain that weight during late childhood or adolescence are at most risk for adult obesity. Yes, you can blame genes for making some kids more likely than others to pile on the pounds, but genes don’t change …

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“For parents concerned about the effect of the pesticides used in conventional food production, buying organic makes sense, University of Washington research shows. Children eating non-organic foods were switched for five days to an organic diet and pesticide levels were measured in their urine before and after the change. The …

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“We all agree — and despair — that obesity is on the rise. America has been getting fatter for the past century, and the problem has worsened over the past 35 years. We also all know the obvious explanations. Who would discount the role of new food-marketing practices, like super-sizing …

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“‘Modern farming, with its chemicals and pesticides — which are there purely for the sake of increased yield and increased profit — are not doing us a favour,’ [Guy] Dauncey explains. ‘Since we started modern farming, the quantity of nutrients in the soil have fallen by an average of 50 …

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