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Organic Food Shows No Nutritional Edge

Is organic food worth its hefty price tag? That's the question researchers set out to discover when they analyzed more than 200 studies on the topic. They learned that organic food is no more nutritious than food that is conventionally grown. But it may still be worth the cash if you're concerned about contamination: Organic food has a third the risk of pesticide contamination as conventionally grown food. And organic chicken and pork have 33 percent less risk of harboring antibiotic-resistant bacteria than conventional alternatives. The jury's still out on to what extent that difference may affect a person's health.
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine, Sept. 4, 2012



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