Researchers Question Health Value of Organic Food

Read this AP story. Here's an excerpt:

Patient after patient asked: Is eating organic food, which costs more, really better for me? Unsure, Stanford University doctors dug through reams of
research to find out — and concluded there’s little evidence that going
organic is much healthier, citing only a few differences involving
pesticides and antibiotics. Eating organic fruits and vegetables can lower exposure to
pesticides, including for children — but the amount measured from
conventionally grown produce was within safety limits, the researchers
reported Monday. Nor did the organic foods prove more nutritious. “I was
absolutely surprised,” said Dr. Dena Bravata, a senior research
affiliate at Stanford and long-time internist who began the analysis
because so many of her patients asked if they should switch.

The study was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and can be found here.

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