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Organic food – is it better for you? Experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on July 14th, 2014.

In contrast to earlier research, a new study has found that organic crops may have measurable health benefits: they appear to be higher in antioxidants and lower in toxic metals than their conventional counterparts.   The new meta-analysis, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, compiled and crunched results from 343 earlier studies. It claims that organic crops and crop-based foods are up to […]

NZ Herald: Organic food on rise – but birds not so keen

Peter Griffin posted in on May 31st, 2010.

Eloise Gibson writes in the New Zealand Herald about research which showed that, given the choice, birds preferred ‘conventional’ over organically grown seeds. The research suggested it could be due to the higher protein levels of the non-organic seeds, but also made it clear that other impacts, such as environmental impact of farming chemicals, had […]

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