Care for a Side of Pesticides?

A study called: “Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives?” has been published yesterday in the Annals of Internal Medicine and has come to the somewhat surprising conclusion that “published literature lacks strong evidence that organic foods are significantly more nutritious than conventional foods.” However, it has also concluded that “consumption of organic foods may reduce exposure to pesticide residues and antibiotic-resistant bacteria”.

Michael Pollan was interviewed on this subject today on KQED, where he made the point of differentiating between organic, freshness and sustainability in food. (transcript).

We at Come and Cook with Us continue to believe that certain food not only tastes better when organic but also has a shorter shelf life – enticing you to eat immediately and gain the benefits of fresher produce (over time the nutrition value decreases). And so far nobody has been able to convince us that the pesticides won’t have an impact on our bodies in the long run. Let us know what you think.

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