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Cynthia Curl Discusses Organic Research, Pesticides, in Two Published Pieces

Portrait of Cynthia Curl

Cynthia Curl, an assistant professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Health, recently published an article in The Conversation pertaining to her recent research on the health benefits of organic foods. Her article, “Organic food health benefits have been hard to assess, but that could change,” breaks down common assumptions and misconceptions about organic diets, why it’s so hard to track whether an organic diet is actually “healthier,” and highlights Curl’s own ground-breaking research in the area:

“My research group’s recently published study shows how we could feasibly use randomized trial methods to investigate the potential for organic food consumption to affect health,” the piece states.

Curl also was recently quoted in an Idaho Statesman article (paywall) titled, “Months after Idaho workers were sickened by pesticides, still more questions than answers.”