Organic food linked to 25% drop in cancer risk

Eating organic means reduced exposure to pesticide residues

Public health advice is to be updated to make consumers aware of the advantages of local seasonal foods – and push the organic message.

The new advice comes after a well-publicised French study suggested people who eat mainly organic food have a lower risk of cancer than those who eat little bio.

Raphaëlle Ancellin, prevention project manager at the Institut National du Cancer, said: “We cannot make recommendations based on this study alone, we need more research.

“However, the Haut Conseil ...

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