Organic

Organic produce, according the US Department of Agriculture, has been created without the use of synthetic fertilizers, irradiation, or genetic engineering. Organic animal products can’t be made with antibiotics or growth hormones, and the animals must be fed organic food.

Contrary to popular belief, the organic label doesn’t prohibit the use of pesticides (only synthetic ones), and while organic animal products contain more beneficial fats, fruits and vegetables probably aren’t any more nutritious than the conventional kind [1]. Nonetheless, organic food is usually a more environmentally-friendly choice, there contain fewer pesticides, and organically farmed animals are treated more humanely.

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Studies have never really shown that organic food is more nutritious, until now: A new study has shown that whole, organic milk is a way better source of some nutrients than the regular stuff.
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Every year, the Environmental Working Group checks out the most popular fruits and vegetables and tests how safe they are to eat. Take a look at the expanded dirty dozen, and the foods that are safe to buy without an organic label.
Studies have never really shown that organic food is more nutritious, until now: A new study has shown that whole, organic milk is a way better source of some nutrients than the regular stuff.

Check out any organic milk carton and the following claims are sure to appear: no artificial growth hormones, no pesticides, and no antibiotics. Is organic milk worth the price?

With its pesticide-free makeup, is organic booze worth the switch?

Organic foods are all the rage, but are they really worth the splurge? We unearthed the foods that are most beneficial to buy green.

Sure, the word “organic” looks good on a grocery store sign, but what does it really mean?

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Works Cited

  1. Nutritional quality of organic foods: a systematic review. Dangour AD, Dodhia SK, et al. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2009 Sep;90(3):680-5.