Are Organic Foods Really Healthier?
A new study questions whether organic foods will keep you healthier than conventionally grown ones. What does it mean for you?
If you really want to stay healthy, you buy organic foods, right? But does an organic label—like the kind found on many fruits, vegetables, meats, milk, and processed foods—mean that the food is actually more nutritious?
Not according to a new study by Stanford University researchers.
"There isn't much difference between organic and conventional foods if you're an adult and making a decision based solely on your health," said Dena Bravata, M.D., M.S., the senior author of a paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
That’s a broad statement that goes against what many consumers may have been told in the past—so let’s break it down, piece by piece.