Saturday, July 24, 2010

Myths about Organic Food Benefits - Latest Findings

Organic foods, which are much relied upon by its consumers and people throughout the world for their ‘benefits’ of being grown without herbicides or pesticides may not have this liberty to be promoted as being “healthier” anymore now. According to a study done at University of Sydney, there is no evidence to show that it contains more nutrients than conventionally grown food. According to the author of the research, carried out by the School of Molecular Bioscience, consumers should stick with commercially grown fruit and vegetables because they are cheaper and, therefore, people could eat more of them.

In order to claim this, the study surveyed the international literature on organic produce, conducted laboratory analysis of Australian foods and surveyed Australian health professionals about organics. The results will be published in the international science journal Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.
"We conclude from the analysis that the nutrient composition differs very little between foods that are produced by organic and conventional methods. Some health professionals believe that organic foods have more nutrients and elicit favorable effects on health. This advice is given despite the lack of scientific evidence to support it.", said the report’s author, Associate Professor Samir Samman.

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