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.