04 Sep '12, 1pm

STUDY: Organic foods might not be more nutritious.

By Scott Douglas Organic foods aren't generally more nutritious than those grown conventionally, according to a research review published in the Annal of Internal Medicine . The review, which looked at 17 original studies on nutrient and contaminant levels, also found that there's a 30% lower risk of pesticide contamination in organic produce than conventionally grown produce. According to the analysis, 7% of organic produce samples were contaminated with pesticide compared to 38% of conventional produce samples. The study authors wrote that this difference may not be clinically relevant because the risks of exceeding maximum allowed pesticide exposure for both types of produce was small. The only nutrient found to be significantly higher in organic food was phosphorus, but this may not be a clinically relevant difference because phosphorus deficiency is unlikely. Other nu...

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