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Farm fraud: Consumers spend billions on food that might not be organic

Farm fraud: Consumers spend billions on food that might not be organic

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Organic food sales are growing rapidly, with an estimated worth of $272.18 billion by 2027. The premium prices paid for ‘organics’ ...
Viewpoint: Does organic food taste better? No, but deceptive marketing can make you think so

Viewpoint: Does organic food taste better? No, but deceptive marketing can make you think so

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I have already illustrated that organic food is no safer or healthier as explained here and here, but many consumers have an ...
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Organic vs conventional: Which farming method is more sustainable? A case study from California

California's Central Valley produces more than 250 different crops comprising one-fourth of the nation's food, including 40% of our fruits, ...
‘All foods contain pesticides, and 99.99% are natural’: 8 critical facts about chemicals that help us grow food

‘All foods contain pesticides, and 99.99% are natural’: 8 critical facts about chemicals that help us grow food

In the United States, we live in an affluent culture whose standard of living is high compared to other nations ...
Viewpoint: Most consumers are ignorant of farming—and ‘easy targets’ for peddlers of organic food misinformation

Viewpoint: Most consumers are ignorant of farming—and ‘easy targets’ for peddlers of organic food misinformation

For the last 15 years, I have taught an introductory nutrition course at a local junior college. On the opening ...
Antioxidants: Magic bullets for health and longevity—or marketing gimmick?

Antioxidants: Magic bullets for health and longevity—or marketing gimmick?

Antioxidants are chemical compounds that can be a vitamin, mineral, enzyme, or one of thousands of other naturally occurring plant ...
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