Study finds organic food is no better on vitamins, nutrients
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"A deeper investigation into the study reveals a few things that the researchers failed to report...http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robyn-o/o ... 57802.html
While the scientists analyzed vitamins and minerals, food isn't simply a delivery device for these things alone. We are quickly learning in this industrialized food era that our food can be full of a lot of other things. It has become a delivery device for artificial colors, additives, preservatives, added growth hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, insecticides and so much more.
....organically produced foods also must be produced without the use of:
•artificial growth hormones
•high fructose corn syrup
•artificial dyes (made from coal tar and petrochemicals)
•artificial sweeteners derived from chemicals
•synthetically created chemical pesticide and fertilizers
•genetically engineered proteins and ingredients
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, these added ingredients are actually what differentiate organic foods from their conventional counterparts. Yet nowhere in that Stanford study, comparing organic food to conventional, are these things measured. There is no measure of the insecticidal toxins produced by a genetically engineered corn plant, no measure of the added growth hormones used in conventional dairy, no measure of the fact that 80 percent of the antibiotics used today are used on the chicken, pork, beef and animals that we eat.
Food is not just a delivery device for vitamins and minerals, as measured in the study, but it is also used as a delivery device for these substances that drive profitability for the food industry. To fail to measure these added ingredients, while suggesting that there is essentially no difference, is incomplete at best. Some might even go so far as to suggest that it is irresponsible in light of the fact that we are seeing such a dramatic increase in diet-related disease."