Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives?
Research of the Week
So a meta-analysis
of around 240 studies just concluded that organic probably offers
little nutritional benefit over conventional, leading to numerous “I
told you so” quips and smug articles proclaiming organic to be a huge
scam. But who ever thought organic was about increasing vitamin content?
What about the other results of the study – the fact that conventional
food tends to have upwards of 180 times more pesticide residue than
organic food – that were mostly ignored by the media?