Organic Doesn't Mean Healthier!
NOT AS HEALTHY
There’s some good news and some bad news about a new study that found organic produce and meat is no more nutritious that non-organic food, having the same vitamin and nutrient content, but it does contain less pesticide residue and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Researchers from Stanford University and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System reviewed over 200 studies on organic food, and found that the only nutrient difference was slighlty more phosphorus in the organic products.
But while more than one-third of regular produce had detectable pesticide residues, the same was true for only seven percent of organic produce.
Further, organic chicken and pork was 33 percent less likely to carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria than standard meat.
Under U.S. Department of Agriculture standards, organic farms have to avoid the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, hormones and antibiotics.
Organic livestock must also have access to pastures to graze.
So the bad news is you’re being fooled that organic is healthier..
The good news, you can save a BUNCH of money on groceries; that organic stuff is expensive!