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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 […]

Is ‘organic’ food healthier? – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on September 4th, 2012.

New research, based on an analysis of several hundred studies, has cast doubt on arguments that organically grown foods are more nutritious than conventionally grown foods. The study, published in Annals of Internal Medicine,  is the most comprehensive meta-analysis to date of existing studies comparing organic and conventional foods. Researchers analysed 237 separate studies which compared […]

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