November 26, 2007 - 09:53 PM
Nice to see some scientific validation for the health benefits of eating organic. These results are contrary to some other studies that showed little to no nutritional difference between organic and nonorganic produce. Even without any nutritional benefit there is still so much more joy in eating something that has never had pesticides on it.Article in the Times Online
"The biggest study into organic food has found that it is more nutritious than ordinary produce and may help to lengthen people's lives."
"Researchers grew fruit and vegetables and reared cattle on adjacent organic and nonorganic sites on a 725-acre farm attached to Newcastle University, and at other sites in Europe. They found that levels of antioxidants in milk from organic herds were up to 90% higher than in milk from conventional herds.
As well as finding up to 40% more antioxidants in organic vegetables, they also found that organic tomatoes from Greece had significantly higher levels of antioxidants, including flavo-noids thought to reduce coronary heart disease."