Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"Organic" food no healthier than regular food

One of the many cons perpetrated by the environmental movement over the past 40 years is that so-called "organic" food is healthier than other food. Scientifically illiterate people by the millions have bought into this nonsense, needlessly paying higher prices, often out of constrained budgets, for vegees fertilized with cow poop instead of "chemical fertilizers", as if manure, and everything else, isn't composed of chemicals.

Finally there is a definitive study.

"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...

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.'

The results of research, which was commissioned by the British government's Food Standards Agency, were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition."

The environmental movement has always used junk science to advance its agenda by preying on the fears of ignorant people. One wonders how long they'll be able to keep the "organic foods" movement going after studies like this one.

Pass this article along to your "organic" friends. Unfortunately, since environmentalism is a religion, rather than a science, many people will continue to worship their environmental gods regardless of the evidence.

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