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    Default Is Organic Food More Nutritious Than Conventional? Large Study Says Yes.

    • Michelle Schoffro Cook
    • November 20, 2014



    On the heels of media reports declaring that organic 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 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.



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    Default Re: Is Organic Food More Nutritious Than Conventional? Large Study Says Yes.

    This seems so obvious, but in the face of constant denial, it has to be repeated again and again.
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    Default Re: Is Organic Food More Nutritious Than Conventional? Large Study Says Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Islander View Post
    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.

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    Default Re: Is Organic Food More Nutritious Than Conventional? Large Study Says Yes.

    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.

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