Next time some holier-than-thou rich tannie or a hippie starts preaching that they only buy organic foods because it’s better for you than the cheaper ones you are getting then feel free to slap them with this quote on the results of a new study from researchers at the University Of Stanford published in the Annals Of Internal Medicine recently: “an analysis of 237 studies of organic produce, meats and dairy foods, concluded that organic foods are no more nutritious than their conventional counterparts.”
Nutritional values aside the studies did show that there was less pesticides on organic produce, but that the majority of regular produce contained acceptable levels.
Some of the findings:
•There were no significant differences in the vitamin content of organic and conventional fruits and vegetables. The studies looked specifically at vitamins A, C and E.
•Detectable pesticide residue was found in 7% of organic produce and 38% of conventional produce. However, only three studies found pesticide residue that exceeded maximum allowed limits in the European Union on organic or conventional produce.
•Both organic and conventional foods were at similar risk for bacterial contamination.
I guess it all depends on why you are buying organic produce hey…if it’s coz you think it’s more nutritional then sorry for you.
If however you buy organic because you think the pesticides on the conventional foods are gonna give you cancer or make your one brain cell die then you likely have a case…even though the regular foods have acceptable levels. The less bad sh*t the better.
Now go eat an apple before you have that cigarrette.
[via USA Today]