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Organic Food and Human Health – Is There a Connection?

Opinion

A meta-analysis of the health benefits of organic foods was published in The Annals of Internal Medicine on September 4, 2012. A large team of physicians and graduate students affiliated with the prestigious Stanford Medical School carried out the work. The paper’s basic finding was that consuming organic food does not deliver “clinically significant” improvements… Continue Reading

Letter From The Editor: Organics

"Methinks thou dost protest too much" – William Shakespeare

Opinion

In the West, Kroger stores go by the circus-like name of King Soopers in the cities and City Markets in the mountain towns of the Rockies. The “Soopers” closest to me was recently expanded into a massive superstore. And it now has a huge USDA Organic department. It’s just one way I know with my… Continue Reading

Organic Food Not Proven Healthier or Safer, Study Finds

Organic foods no less likely to be contaminated than conventional

We know it usually costs more, but is organic meat and produce any healthier — or safer? A new review of the science suggests that the answer may be no. According to a study, conducted by scientists at Stanford, the market for organics in the United States was worth $3.7 billion in 1997. By 2010,… Continue Reading