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Article: ORGANIC food is No Healthier Than Conventional?!? ~ London Study

I'm no avid organic-consumer (baby steps ...lol), but something tells me this "study" was funded by the preservative, hormone, pesticides, dye/coloring and/or antibiotic (food altering) companies? With the above-mentioned attributes, not directly affecting the nutritional values (cals, fat, fiber, etc.) of certain items ... I'm still reluctant to call organic "no healthier" ... Some even go far enough to say the organic "trend" is a scam, playing off the sensationalizing of "hyped-up" organic benefits, to get more of our money. What do you think??? ~PC

Source - Reuters via Yahoo!

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."