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Organic Foods

Organic foods are grown without the aid of artificial chemicals like fertilizers and pesticides and (for animals) antibiotics or growth hormones. They are better for health than non-organic foods, which even with thorough washing and cooking, contain residues of these chemicals.

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Hookworm Infection - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
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