Sunday, October 28, 2007

Official: organic food really is better


The biggest study so far into organic food has found that it is more nutritious than ordinary produce. The evidence from the British four-year project will end years of debate and is likely to overturn government advice that eating organic food is no more than "a lifestyle choice".

The Sunday Times notes that the study found that organic fruit and vegetables contained as much as 40% more antioxidants, which scientists believe can cut the risk of cancer and heart disease. They also had higher levels of beneficial minerals such as iron and zinc.

The Sunday Times Official: organic really is better

I expect the usual chemical companies and GMO seed pushers to immediately start their campaign to discredit the British study. Or not. Perhaps we have finally moved beyond that stage and entered a new, golden era of healthy food production. HAHAHAHAHA.

Here in Tokyo, Japan, there will be a Organic Farming Film Festival on November 24. Films from many countries, including Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, and India will be screened, and there will be time for discussion and debate as well.

1 comment:

vegetablej said...

You can actually taste those extra anti-oxidants.:) Organic fruits and vegetables taste the way fruit and vegetables should, and used to, before we got inundated with chemicals and "modern" farming methods. It's great to have some proof that they are healthier.(We always knew it.)

They do cost more, but you can save enough by not consuming so much other stuff, and shopping also at farmer's markets to cover the cost.

Thanks for this interesting post.