Yesterday’s report out of Stanford that organic foods may not be much healthier or more nutritious than their conventional counterparts has caused quite a stir.
A deeper investigation into the study reveals a few things that were not highlighted in the coverage.
While the scientists analyzed vitamins
and minerals, suggesting little variation between foods produced
organically and those produced conventionally using a
chemically-intensive agricultural system, food isn’t simply a delivery
device for vitamins and minerals alone.
We are quickly learning in this industrialized food era that our food
can be full of a lot of other things. It has become a delivery device
for artificial colors, additives, preservatives, added growth hormones,
antibiotics, pesticides, insecticides and so much more.
Read more: http://blogs.prevention.com/inspired-bites/2012/09/05/organic-food-vs-conventional-what-the-stanford-study-missed/