July 15, 2014

Major Study Documents Nutritional And Food Safety Benefits Of Organic Farming

[ Read the Article: Organic Crops Found To Contain More Nutrients, Less Pesticide Residue ]

The largest study of its kind has found that organic foods and crops have a suite of advantages over their conventional counterparts, including more antioxidants and fewer, less frequent pesticide residues.

The study looked at an unprecedented 343 peer-reviewed publications comparing the nutritional quality and safety of organic and conventional plant-based foods, including fruits, vegetables, and grains. The study team applied sophisticated meta-analysis techniques to quantify differences between organic and non-organic foods.

Credit: Washington State University

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