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Shocker: Organic food no more nutritious than non-organic!

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Yet another study has shown that organic food is not more nutritious than “conventionally” grown food. The only thing that I’m surprised about is that this is big news. This should be common knowledge by now. I’ve blogged about it before. But perhaps it bears repeating. There are good reasons to buy organic foods; better nutrition is not one of them. If you want to protect the environment and reduce your exposure to pesticides then you should buy organic foods whenever possible. If you want to support your local economy and have fresher (and arguably more tasty) food then you should buy local organic foods. If you want to get more nutrients out of your food then you should eat more whole foods, regardless of whether or not they’re organic.

Author: diana chard

I'm a registered dietitian living in Nova Scotia, Canada. My goal is to help people relearn how to have a healthy relationship with food.

One thought on “Shocker: Organic food no more nutritious than non-organic!

  1. Hi di!

    Question ( and blog idea): are potatoes healthy? I often hear them grouped w pasta and bread as carbs to avoid but I thought they are healthy…

    Hope Ottawa is going well!

    Xo

    Sent from my iPhone

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