That’s right. Organic food costs a lot more and is no more healthful than the less expensive stuff. It does, however, lower yields and drive up the over-all cost of food, making it more difficult to feed the world.
Any shopper can tell that organic fruits and vegetables are expensive. Now a peer-reviewed academic study tells us that they’re no more healthful than conventional products.
Researchers at Stanford University’s Center for Health Policy analyzed 237 studies in the scientific literature for evidence that organic foods are safer or healthier. They found that fruits and vegetables that met the criteria for “organic” are on average neither more nutritious than their far cheaper conventional counterparts nor less likely to be contaminated by pathogenic bacteria like E. coli or Salmonella.
If you want truly delicious veggies… grow them yourself. In fact, there is no other way to get a really good tomato.
Of course the downside of that is that nobody will see you buying it so you will miss out on the self-congratulatory preening that is a vital part of the joy of organic food buying.
Read it all and then stop wasting your money.Share