Between The Lines – Bill Duesing: Study Ignores Reasons Why People Buy Organic Foods (Week Ending Sept. 21, 2012)

A Sept. 4 headline in the New York Times read “Stanford Scientists Cast Doubt on Advantages of Organic Meat and Produce.” The study cited was a meta-analysis of 40 years of research on organic and conventionally produced produce, that is, produce sprayed with pesticides. The study concluded that organic food was no more nutritious than non-organic. The research didn’t focus on questions of sustainability or even of flavor, though many people who responded to the article stated these issues were paramount in their decision to pay a premium price to buy organic food.

via Between The Lines – Bill Duesing: Study Ignores Reasons Why People Buy Organic Foods (Week Ending Sept. 21, 2012).

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