Are organic foods healthier? Posted on 20 Aug 13:00 , 1 comment

A major study was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition stating that organic food has no nutritional or health benefits over conventionally produced food. Of course this created an uproar amongst critics, including myself. The study was commissioned by the British Food Standards Agency and it had a very narrow focus, only concentrating on a narrow range of nutrients and nutrient density. The study ignored the obvious benefits such as avoiding the use of pesticides, hormones and antibiotics. People mainly buy organic foods to support a system of sustainable agriculture that promotes soil health and avoids harmful chemicals. So is organic healthy? Definitely.