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  1. #1 Is there incontrovertible evidence that the preservatives, additives, etc. affect health? 
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    Hi

    Is there incontrovertible evidence that organic food is healthier?


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    Not as far as I know. Not bothered by it. I eat what I pick up at the supermarket.


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    No.

    It's a question of playing the odds. If your food comes from a place where there is little or no regulation (or enforcement) of use of dangerous chemicals in commercial agriculture, organic is definitely the better option.

    For most people in most places, it's up to you whether some, or all, of your food is organically produced. Many people don't worry about some things, but insist on hormone free meat production. Others only fuss about fruit and vegetables that can't be peeled. Others just avoid overly processed foods.
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    In the western world, we have good regulatory protections. The British Food Standards Agency commissioned a study to compare organic and conventional foods, and concluded clearly that there is no health advantage to eating organic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
    In the western world, we have good regulatory protections. The British Food Standards Agency commissioned a study to compare organic and conventional foods, and concluded clearly that there is no health advantage to eating organic.
    can you post the source? i canīīt believe that

    then, why to pay more for organic vegetables if the nutritional benefits are the same?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bezoar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
    In the western world, we have good regulatory protections. The British Food Standards Agency commissioned a study to compare organic and conventional foods, and concluded clearly that there is no health advantage to eating organic.
    can you post the source? i canīīt believe that

    then, why to pay more for organic vegetables if the nutritional benefits are the same?
    Profits? It's like labelling all your copper as gold, and selling them for gold prices..
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    Quote Originally Posted by bezoar View Post
    can you post the source? i canīīt believe that

    then, why to pay more for organic vegetables if the nutritional benefits are the same?
    Here is a reference.

    Organic food has no added nutritional benefit, says Food Standards Agency - Telegraph

    Why pay more for organic?
    Good marketing. Basically, people pay more for food that is no better because people are gullible. The organic food industry makes big profits out of that gullibility.
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