Organic food isn't healthier

It comes at a premium price, but it seems organic food may not be worth shelling out for.
Researchers claim it is no more nutritious than food grown using pesticides and chemicals – and won’t benefit your health. Many people pay as much as a third more for organic food in the belief that it is healthier and safer. However, Dr Dena Bravata and colleagues from Stanford University Medical Centre, California, found no clear evidence of any significant added health benefits.
They also found that there was no guarantee organic food would be pesticide-free – a key attraction for many consumers – though it did have lower levels. Senior author Dr Bravata said: ‘There isn’t much difference between organic and conventional foods, if you’re an adult and making a decision based solely on your health.’
The results, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine journal, come from the biggest review yet of existing studies comparing the two types of food.  However, UK campaigners said the survey was not equipped to detect real differences.

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