Organic = better?

This is kind of old news, having been published a couple of months ago, but it’s still interesting nonetheless. A European study conducted showed that organic is indeed a better option.

Professor Carlo Leifert, the co-ordinator of the European Union-funded project, said the differences were so marked that organic produce would help to increase the nutrient intake of people not eating the recommended five portions a day of fruit and vegetables. “If you have just 20% more antioxidants and you can’t get your kids to do five a day, then you might just be okay with four a day,” he said.

A barrage of spirited comments can be viewed at the bottom of the article.

The article on organic food deals more with health matters rather than the environment, so in this case, organic wins. Planet-wise, however, I don’t think it is the best option; just think of the food miles, for example.

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