“Organic Shmorganic” says Slate: Organic produce no healthier than conventional

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I can’t help but wonder whether giving my son organic food really makes a difference to his health, considering that he’s been known to lick the bottom of his shoes, kiss my poop-sniffing dog, and eat crackers—someone else’s—off of the preschool floor.

Instead of continuing to wonder, I decided to dig into the literature and talk to toxicologists, horticulturists, risk experts, and nutritionists to find out whether the chemicals in conventionally farmed foods could truly pose a risk to my child. What I’ve discovered has totally surprised me—let’s just say I’m going to be a little more relaxed about what I serve kid No. 2.

Read the full, original article: Organic Shmorganic

Additional Resources:

In hyped claim organic milk is healthier, activist science meets bungled reporting,” Genetic Literacy Project
Four trends driving food labeling changes,” Food Dive
Organic farmer deconstructs ‘the scientist’ vs. ‘the activist’ in Don Huber’s talks,” Fanning Mill

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