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Organic food: no better for you, or the planet – environment – 04 September 2012 – New Scientist September 5, 2012

Posted by sandyclaus in Food Culture, Politics.
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For organic farmers, bad news comes in twos this week. Organic crops seem to be no more nutritious than conventional ones, and are not necessarily great for the planet either.Organic farming eschews synthetic pesticides and fertilisers, and supposedly produces more nutritious food containing fewer harmful contaminants. Crystal Smith-Spangler of Stanford University in California and colleagues put together 237 studies comparing organic and non-organic food. They found little evidence that organic food was more nutritious. Conventional foods contained more pesticides but were within permitted limits Annals of Internal Medicine, vol 157, p 348.Meanwhile, organi

via Organic food: no better for you, or the planet – environment – 04 September 2012 – New Scientist.

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