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Organic Food No Healthier Says Study

Yet, the scam continues.

Especially at Whole Foods.

Organic food has no nutritional or health benefits over ordinary food, according to a major study published Wednesday.

Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine said consumers were paying higher prices for organic food because of its perceived health benefits, creating a global organic market worth an estimated $48 billion in 2007.

A systematic review of 162 scientific papers published in the scientific literature over the last 50 years, however, found there was no significant difference.

“A small number of differences in nutrient content were found to exist between organically and conventionally produced foodstuffs, but these are unlikely to be of any public health relevance,” said Alan Dangour, one of the report’s authors.

“Our review indicates that there is currently no evidence to support the selection of organically over conventionally produced foods on the basis of nutritional superiority.”

Yet, even with nearly now 50 years of data, studies, and so on, this will someday get out of the House Agriculture Committee.

House Resolution 458 — Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Federal Government should encourage organic farming, gardening, local food production, and farmers’ markets.

The resolution’s chief author is Nebraska Republican Jeff Fortenberry, who wrote it on May 19th of this year.  Here are the 8 co-sponosors, in alphabetical order.

Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] – 6/26/2009
Rep Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [GU] – 6/18/2009
Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] – 6/18/2009
Rep Edwards, Donna F. [MD-4] – 7/14/2009
Rep Gordon, Bart [TN-6] – 6/26/2009
Rep Kagen, Steve [WI-8] – 5/19/2009
Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] – 7/14/2009
Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] – 7/14/2009

GU is the delegate from Guam.

Wisconsin’s own Cong. Steve Kagen didn’t just sign on to the resolution, he signed on to it the day it was authored.

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  • maulreius

    Organic food from the store is most likely gong to have the same draw backs at least in terms of flavor & appearance.

    As far as healthier I think that rubbish. The wonders of vegetables is they turn $#!+ into edible food and they don't know the diff from one type of $#!+ vs another.

    One column I read though did note that organic foods often times will contain elements of spoilage that may escape detection. In fact, the witch manias of the middle ages are often attributed to ergot and other fungal infection of grains. Those infections do not lead to just hallucinations but damage to the body itself..

    Plus the price of organic foods are not even close.

    Now, encouraging people to garden and attend their local farmer's markets is a good thing, just understand you go to the farmer's market for fresh picked and fresh ripe produce — not cheap produce.

    Gardening! Woot woot, I count and prune the tomatoes daily. Our watermelon vines just started setting fruit, an eggplant is nearing harvest time. I'ld better make sure our vodka supply is set.

  • maulreius

    Organic food from the store is most likely gong to have the same draw backs at least in terms of flavor & appearance.

    As far as healthier I think that rubbish. The wonders of vegetables is they turn $#!+ into edible food and they don't know the diff from one type of $#!+ vs another.

    One column I read though did note that organic foods often times will contain elements of spoilage that may escape detection. In fact, the witch manias of the middle ages are often attributed to ergot and other fungal infection of grains. Those infections do not lead to just hallucinations but damage to the body itself..

    Plus the price of organic foods are not even close.

    Now, encouraging people to garden and attend their local farmer's markets is a good thing, just understand you go to the farmer's market for fresh picked and fresh ripe produce — not cheap produce.

    Gardening! Woot woot, I count and prune the tomatoes daily. Our watermelon vines just started setting fruit, an eggplant is nearing harvest time. I'ld better make sure our vodka supply is set.