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Detected pesticides in their urine to get organic fruit

Published: 22 May 2014

Three students at a high school in Värmdö turned to science to get organic fruit at school. They measured higher levels of pesticide residues in their urine after eating conventional food compared to when they ate organic.

The newspaper DN has written an article about Katinka Tell, Anna Westerlund and Agnes Rehn, who got tired of not gaining support for their attempts to get organic fruit in the school café.

They got hold of one of the researchers who are affiliated with EPOK: Axel Mie working at Karolinska Institutet and among other things is studying how consumption of organic or conventional food affects breast milk. He helped with advice on how to proceed with their experiments.