London Times: People who eat organic 25 per cent less likely to get cancer

Palm Court at The Langham, London (Credit: The Langham)

Editor’s note: Reading the newspapers  is a favorite pastime of mine when I visit London. Some are still broadsheets. Most hotels set them out on a table for guests as they enter the dining room for breakfast.

The Langham — a grand hotel in the Marylebone district — offers The Times, The Daily Mail and The Financial Times (in its glorious shade of pink) at its Palm Court restaurant:

“People who eat organic food are 25 per cent less likely to get cancer, according to a study of almost 70,000 volunteers,” as The Times is reporting on its front page this morning.

“Researchers say that pesticides in conventional fruit and vegetables can cause cancer, suggesting that going organic helps to prevent the disease.

“Previous studies have failed to find any convincing evidence that organic foods protect against disease or are more nutritious. Now researchers at Paris University have studied 69,000 people who were questioned about their diet and followed for an average of five years, during which 1,340 of them developed cancer.

The rest of the article is here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

One thought on “London Times: People who eat organic 25 per cent less likely to get cancer”

  1. Interesting that the planet’s biggest scourges; climate change, pollution, cancer and other diseases, micro plastic, etc. can all be traced back to the fossil fuel industry.

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