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  Locally grown produce also generally has a lower carbon footprint. Friendly for the Birds and BeesOrganic farms protect bees and wildlife from toxic chemicals. Some scientists and environmental activists believe large-scale, chemically intensive agricultural production is a major threat to pollinators. Friendly for the FarmworkersFarmworkers have a heightened risk of exposure to agricultural pesticides and the possible adverse health effects. Neighboring communities might also experience pesticide drift and exposure near a large farm. Possible Reduced Risk of CancerMore research is needed, but some studies show those who ate organic foods regularly lowered their overall risk of developing cancer, more specifically postmenopausal breast
cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The commonly used herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) has been classified as a probably
human carcinogen. Studies also suggest pesticide residues at levels commonly found in the urine of children in the United States could contribute to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). More Healthy FatsOrganic meat and dairy products can have around 50% more healthy omega-3 fatty acids compared to conventionally produced products, according to an interesting study in the British Journal of Nutrition.  More NutrientsMore research is needed, but growing studies conclude organic food might have higher levels of antioxidants and important micronutrients.  For example, three studies examined the nutrition profiles of organic blueberries, kiwis, and strawberries compared to their non-organic counterparts.