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Want to Get Healthy? Don’t Eat Organic Food!
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Okay, to be fair, organic food isn’t likely to make you less healthy.  But it isn’t likely to make you more healthy, either.  Reports Reuters:

Organic food has no nutritional or health benefits over ordinary food, according to a major study published Wednesday.

Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine said consumers were paying higher prices for organic food because of its perceived health benefits, creating a global organic market worth an estimated $48 billion in 2007.

A systematic review of 162 scientific papers published in the scientific literature over the last 50 years, however, found there was no significant difference.

“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,” said Alan Dangour, one of the report’s authors.

“Our review indicates that there is currently no evidence to support the selection of organically over conventionally produced foods on the basis of nutritional superiority.”

Want to “go green”?  Sure, if that’s what you are into.  But please stop lecturing the rest of us about the alleged benefits of doing so. 

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