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There’s a lot of talk about organic foods these days. The market for organics is growing, yet many question whether organic is worth the extra money. But a new study from Newcastle University in England provides what the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is calling the “most compelling and comprehensive evidence that organic crops are more nutritious than their conventional counterparts.”

According to EWG, “organic produce and grains have higher concentrations of antioxidants, lower levels of cadmium and nitrogen compounds and fewer pesticide residues. The scientists reached their conclusions after a review of 343 previously published, peer-reviewed studies comparing organic and conventionally grown crops.”

The important area of note for this would be the antioxidant count for the foods. According to a WSU press release about the findings, “consumers who switch to organic fruits, vegetables, and cereals would get 20 to 40 percent more antioxidants. That’s the equivalent of about two extra portions of fruit and vegetables a day, with no increase in caloric intake.”

What does this mean for organics? Well, put simply: it could mean they’re better for you, plain and simple. “There should be no question now about whether organic agriculture is better for the environment and public health,” said Ken Cook, the president of EWG. “This study breaks it down for consumers who want science-based evidence on the nutritional benefits of crops grown without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.”

It seems the evidence that it may just be worth it to try organics really is mounting! If this pushes you over the edge and prompts you to want to load up on more organics, check out our guide to saving money on organic foods here. Here’s to the rise of better-for-us foods and better health for all!

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John
3 Months Ago

We want VEGANIC. I don t want to eat food grown in cow sh%t, bone meal, blood meal, fish emulsion or who knows what else.


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