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  • benefactorrr benefactorrr Jul 30, 2009 12:23 PM Flag

    study shows that organic foods are expensive and do NO GOOD!

    I only see people who wants to hook up at this supermarket!

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    • Wed Jul 29, 12:29 pm ET
      LONDON (Reuters) – 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."

      The results of research, which was commissioned by the British government's Food Standards Agency, were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

      Sales of organic food have fallen in some markets, including Britain, as recession has led consumers to cut back on purchases.

      The Soil Association said in April that growth in sales of organic products in Britain slowed to just 1.7 percent in 2008, well below the average annual growth rate of 26 percent over the last decade, following a plunge in demand at the end of the year.

      (Reporting by Ben Hirschler; editing by Simon Jessop)

    • Let me guess: They all want to hook up with you?

    • I read a study that shows the earth is flat.

      And another study showed the holocaust never happened.

      Yet another study showed America faked the moon landing.

      And let's not forget SCORES of studies showing nicotine is not addictive.

      Who needs common sense when all we really need is a study?

      I think I'll go drink a glass of pesticides now that I know they aren't bad for me.

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