Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Organic food is no healthier, study finds

LONDON (Reuters) – Organic food has no nutritional or health benefits over ordinary food, according to a major study published Wednesday.

Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine said consumers were paying higher prices for organic food because of its perceived health benefits, creating a global organic market worth an estimated $48 billion in 2007.

A systematic review of 162 scientific papers published in the scientific literature over the last 50 years, however, found there was no significant difference.

Let's repeat that...NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE! Why spend the money? I'm happy for the growers, I'm happy for the people who think they are being healthy. But this is going to seriously bad news for the health food industry.

1 comment:

Fritz said...

It's not bad news. I choose to eat organic foods because they do not use poisons and pesticides on the food. Taste is a factor as well. Organic food is fresher because it's not preserved with chemicals to make it last on the shelves longer.
Not to mention taste. Taste Organic milk then talk the other milk you'll notice a huge difference.