Is Organic Food Healthier?
- Wednesday, 05 September 2012
A Stanford review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine is putting organic food in the spotlight, but the media is claiming that the study found little benefit to eating organic foods.
While the review did not find any significant nutritional differences between most organic versus non-organic foods, it did find that organic produce is 30% less likely to be contaminated with pesticides, that eating organic food reduces your exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and that organic milk and chicken have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids. This in our opinion, is curcial, since pesticides are linked to a host of diseases. In addition, if you don't already follow the advice of The Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen list, then we recommend you checking it out. The EWG states that by following this guide, you can eliminate 80% of the pesticides you ingest just by following the Dirty Dozen list. This alone is reason enough.
Stay tuned for a Naturally Savvy exclusive interview about the study with the Organic Trade Association later this week.