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Julieanne
11-21-14, 07:44 AM
Michelle Schoffro Cook
November 20, 2014



On the heels of media reports (http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Diet/organic-food-cleaner-nutritious/story?id=17138185) declaring that organic (http://www.care2.com/greenliving/tag/organic?lc=int_mb_1001) food is no more nutritious than conventional produce grown with pesticides, a larger, comprehensive study declares otherwise.

A meta-analysis published in the British Journal of Nutrition (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24968103) analyzing 343 studies that compare the nutritional value of organic to conventional produce delivers a pretty convincing verdict: organic produce IS better than food grown with pesticides.
The authors of the study found statistically significant differences between organic and non-organic crops, particularly in antioxidant values. Antioxidants are nutrients that destroy cell-damaging free radicals linked with aging and disease. In addition to higher levels of vitamins and minerals, certain other nutrients such as phenolic acids, flavanones, flavonols, and anthocyanins were 19%, 69%, 50%, and 51% higher in organic produce, respectively.



Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/verdict-organic-food-more-nutritious-than-conventional.html#ixzz3JhcIymm4

Islander
11-21-14, 09:46 AM
This seems so obvious, but in the face of constant denial, it has to be repeated again and again.

Julieanne
11-21-14, 11:02 PM
This seems so obvious, but in the face of constant denial, it has to be repeated again and again.

Yep, that's why I posted it! Also, the media likes to emphasise the negative aspect, and rarely publishes the positive stuff.

Mr. Wizard
11-21-14, 11:13 PM
My daughter keeps telling me she would prefer organic but the higher-priced organic food is a deterrent. Perhaps, if we can get more studies showing that organic food is more nutritious, this will justify the higher costs to people who moan about paying more.