A group of researchers at the Stanford University has published a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, which claims that organic foods are not more nutritious than conventionally grown foods.
Though, it is believed widely that organic foods cause less health risks. Jim Turley, Vegetables WA executive officer, says that the truth lies somewhere far away. Young generation of local growers is highly environmentally conscious and brings good quality fresh produce.
Also, since they are more specialized in their area as compared to their predecessors, greener farming methods are often seen. Little evidence is there that conventional fruit and vegetables are not or less healthy.
In fact, organic foods are only 30% less risked at containing pesticide residue. They are not totally free of the chemicals. No doubt, demand related to the same is too high in the US as well as Europe, but easily accessible locally produced vegetables and fruits should not be doubted on quality as well.
As many as 237 studies of nutrient levels along with contaminant levels were examined in food and humans by the team. The same revealed that the difference in risk of pesticides in both the foods was slight. "We do still believe there are nutritional benefits but it's very, very difficult to make this comparison”, said Tim Marshall, Organic Federation of Australia spokesman.
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