This is a clear, concise rundown on the real reasons to eat and grow organic food. So I’m sharing it with you! Go visit The Winter Bounty Project, and read some more about them.
While picking armyworms off tomato plants inside the greenhouse one recent morning, Logan, Marsha, and I had a lively discussion about the new study of the nutritional benefits (or not) of organic food.
If you’ve been living on a desert island, here’s the Cliff’s Notes version: scientists at Stanford reviewed about 250 studies of nutrient and contaminant levels in food and concluded that “the published literature lacks strong evidence that organic foods are significantly more nutritious than conventional foods. Consumption of organic foods may reduce exposure to pesticide residues and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.” (But conventional food was still below “maximum allowed limits” of these contaminants.)
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