Disease Proof

Going Ape Over Organic

From the May 2004 edition of Dr. Fuhrman's Healthy Times:

Primates at Copenhagen Zoo are going ape over organic bananas and other fruits, rejecting traditional foods left in their cages,zookeepers report.“For one reason or another, the tapirs and chimpanzees choose organically grown bananas over the others,” keeper Niels Melchiorsen told the magazine Ecological Agriculture.“ Maybe they are able to tell the difference, and their choice is not at all random.The chimpanzees are able to tell the difference between the organic and the regular fruit. If we give them organic and traditional bananas, they systematically choose the organic bananas, which they eat with the skins on. But they peel the traditional bananas before eating them.”

Copenhagen Zoo, which hopes to be awarded a “green label” as an environmental zoo, began last year feeding its animals at least 10 percent organic products.

Dr. Fuhrman comments:
My kids do the same thing in our house. Now, if someone can tell me how to get them to stop swinging from the chandelier.
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Monty - March 8, 2007 10:16 AM

How about using the Ape Test to determine if food products labeled as Organic are real or fake? Some of the foods sold as organic for a high price appear to be rejects and leftovers from the regular market. On a similar topic, farm animals avoid GMO feeds and pasture if a choice exists.

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