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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 […]

ODT/NZPA: Residues in food “pose no safety concerns”

Peter Griffin posted in on April 21st, 2010.

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority has released its report into the chemical residues and contaminants found in common kiwi foods, and found no levels which posed safety concerns. More than 250,000 analyses were carried out on 123 commonly eaten foods. An excerpt: (read in full here) “It is part of a project to estimate […]

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