Web edition: November 17, 2005
Print edition: November 19, 2005; Vol.168 #21 (p. 335)
"Organic Choice: Pesticides vanish from body after change in diet" (SN: 9/24/05, p. 197), as presented, doesn't address the statement made in the headline. The article shows only that on days when no pesticides are ingested in food, no pesticides are excreted in urine.
I am dismayed and offended that your article about the child sex trade in Thailand ("Childhood's End," SN: 9/24/05, p. 200) overlooked or avoided the circumstances of the under-12-year-old victims. As much as half of Thailand's sex tourism exploits preteen and preschool children.
Your article inaccurately states, "Thai Buddhists hold that each person's soul inhabits many physical bodies over time...." Buddha has categorically stated that there is no soul, a concept called anatta in the ancient language in which Buddha's teachings were recorded.