Many of us are willing to pay more for organic foods because we think that they’re healthier for our families. But do we really know what we’re paying for?
According to a recent study by researchers at Stanford University comparing organic foods with standard foods, there are no additional vitamins or nutrients found in organic products.
However, the major differences they found are that only 7 percent of organic produce was found to contain trace amounts of pesticide, versus 1/3 of standard produce, and organic pork and chicken were found to be 33 percent less likely to carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria than non-organic.
More research is needed to determine whether the lower levels of pesticide and bacteria in organic foods result in better health outcomes for the people who consume them.
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