Organic And Conventional Foods Have About Same Nutrient Content

Food that beckons from the organic aisles of grocery stores may not be any better for you than what lines the rest of supermarket shelves. According to a British review of studies done over the past 50 years, organic and conventionally produced foods have about the same nutrient content, suggesting that neither is better in terms of health benefits , U.S. News & World Report reports.

They pay up to 10p a pint more for organic milk, while organically reared chickens can cost nearly three times as much as those from battery farms.

The analysis of 50 years of research into organic food was quickly rejected by the Soil Association, Britain's biggest certifier of organic foodstuffs , Daily Mail reports.

In the study, Alan Dangour of the school's public health intervention research unit and one of the report's authors, said: "A small number of differences in nutrient content were found to exist between organically and conventionally produced foodstuffs, but these are unlikely to be of any public health relevance." , Wall Street Journal reports.

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