You may have heard of a recent organic food study conducted by the German based Stiftung Warentest consumer watchdog group. It found that organic food is not necessarily healthier or even better tasting then good ol’ regular groceries, despite being an average of 30 percent more expensive.
There were 85 different investigations over eight years to come to the results of the organic study and these findings have been heavily promoted in the media, however what I think is more important that is mentioned in the study almost as a footnote. Of the 13 different organic baby food products tested, 75% of them were pesticide free, compared to only 16% of the conventionally grown foods and this is the most important reason to be eating organic. Sure maybe the foods are not as nutritious as some others, but that’s like making a decision between potato chips and french fries. Sure one may be nutritious then the other, but they are both full of hash chemicals that are the ones doing the real damage to your body.
It also was revealed later that in both cases only processed foods were being used rather then raw fruits, vegetables or meats.