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