Is Organic better?
Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 9:36PM
Gary Leavitt

Consumers are willing to pay extra for organically grown produce, but are they getting anything extra for the extra cash? Here are four possible benefits: First, consumers may be getting satisfaction out of the knowledge that they're supporting sustainable and environmentally friendly agriculture. Second, the organic produce may contain fewer pesticide residues than conventionally grown produce. Third, the organic produce may have a better supply of healthful nutrients. Fourth, antioxidant content may be appreciably higher.

If organic produce proves to have higher densities of key nutrients and antioxidants, as data now suggest, consumers will get more such nutrients and antioxidants from eating organic than from eating an equal quantity of conventional produce.

This means they could get the same health benefits from smaller portions with fewer calories. It doesn't get much better than that!

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