Ria Chhabra, a teenager living in Plano, Texas, conducted a school science project that has catapulted her and her findings into an international scientific journal and the New York Times.
Her research looked at whether fruit flies fed organic food fared better than those fed nonorganic food.
Her findings were conclusive - fruit flies fed organic got more nutritional value from their food.
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The catalyst for starting her research was a debate between her parents over whether organic was better or not. After her study, her family says they now eat only organic produce.