Organic food healthier than non-organic, research finds
Who woulda thunk: Organic food is healthier than pesticide-ridden food, according to preliminary results of a four-year study funded by the European Union. Researchers found that organic nosh contained more antioxidants (yum!) and less fatty acids (ew!) than non-organic. Organic milk was found to have up to 80 percent more antioxidants than conventional cow juice, as well as higher amounts of vitamin E. Organic wheat, tomatoes, cabbage, onions, and lettuce had up to 40 percent more antioxidants than their conventional counterparts, and potatoes, kiwi fruit, and carrots were found to have higher levels of vitamin C. The research has yet to be peer-reviewed, but the study is ongoing, and final results are expected to be published over the next year. Advocates hope the research will sway Britain’s Food Standards Agency to change its current advisory that “the balance of current scientific evidence does not support” that organic food is more nutritious than conventional.