Find out what happens when a family went organic for 2 weeks.


One family participated in an experiment by a Swedish grocery chain, Coop, and the Swedish Environmental Research Institute.

During the first week of the experiment, the Palmberg family ate a conventional diet and each member submitted a urine sample to the SERI laboratory. Analysts found a number of insecticides, fungicides and plant growth regulators.

Then, the family switched to an organics only diet, including soaps and personal care items, for two weeks. Throughout the organics phase, the researchers took daily urine samples from the family.

And the results were dramatic: The pesticide loads in the family members' bodies dropped in ways that were observable after a single day, according to the report.

After two weeks, there was little evidence of the pesticides and other compounds in their follow up samples of urine.

Previous research has established that organic food can pack more nutrients compared to conventionally grown foods.

According to the Mayo Clinic, one of the main considerations in choosing organic food isn't just the increased nutritional value, but also the decrease in pesticide exposure.

To see the 90 second video of the Palmberg family experience, click here.