Organic food no better

New studies seem to indicate no better than non-organic

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05/09/2012 at 20:35

I've been doubting the benefits of organic food recently and so was pretty pleased to see a new study (well - about 250 studies) show that there are basically no benefits. Does anyone eat organic to help running? Interested to hear what people think. Here's the story:

http://takeitinyourstride.co.uk/2012/09/is-organic-food-better-for-you/

05/09/2012 at 21:43
There was never any evidence to suggest it was better in the first place. Why would it be any better for you?
05/09/2012 at 21:48
Indeed. The idea is that it's better for the environment. No pesticides or fertilisers, more insects, more natural predators...
05/09/2012 at 21:58

If you look around you'll find any number of studies to back up any view you may have. We buy a fair amount of organic food as we prefer to have food that hasn't been treated with so many chemicals. With meat, it is for us a question of how good a standard of life the animal has had but also organic meat will not have been exposed to growth hormones.

The bottom line though is it's personal choice.

05/09/2012 at 22:37
Given the choice between affordable organic food produced by a grower or farmer with a conscience and some forced shit doused with chemicals and produced to a supermarket buyer's lowest bid price, I would take the organic, but that's probably me being fussy, it's not really any better at all.
05/09/2012 at 23:20

Organic food isn't any better for the environment, though.

06/09/2012 at 08:26
Why is forcing down prices got to do with organic. Isn't that called fairtrade? I'm not anti-organic and the principles of it but the supermarkets are now using it as a marketing term to get people to buy things a bit more expensive. The gap between organic and taste the difference etc has narrowed considerably.
06/09/2012 at 11:36

@isimon what is your connection to "takeitinyourstride" ?

06/09/2012 at 12:12
Good question
06/09/2012 at 12:24

Spam.

06/09/2012 at 12:47

Spam my arse! Don't read the forum post if you're not interested in finding out about Organic food.

Edited: 06/09/2012 at 12:56
06/09/2012 at 13:00

Spam my arse!       Saucy!!!

By the way, is that organic Spam?

Edited: 06/09/2012 at 13:00
06/09/2012 at 13:09
that was some edit Simon
06/09/2012 at 13:15

Organic arse spam sauce, also available at your local Waitrose.

06/09/2012 at 14:01

@simon teare - Most of your posts are links to your Take it in Your Stride site.  That's spam.

06/09/2012 at 14:24
What is and isn't spam is subjective. In my opinion this isn't spam but it might have been a bit more honest to tell people that the link is to your own article. Perhaps then people would be talking about the debate rather than the spam/not spam.
06/09/2012 at 14:55

Organic is another choice, since turning veggie I have been able to afford more organic  produce. If you want to make a real difference then choose local, rather than something that has been airifted around the world. whether organic or not.

06/09/2012 at 14:59
That's a great point Adrian.
06/09/2012 at 16:03

Mind you, Peruvian asparaus is jolly good right now!

06/09/2012 at 16:51
Adrian Stillwell wrote (see)
"Organic is another choice, since turning veggie I have been able to afford more organic  produce. If you want to make a real difference then choose local, rather than something that has been airifted around the world. whether organic or not."

I agree in general, but it's not always the case.

For example, the food could be produced in a more sustainable way overseas.  e.g. see http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/mar/23/food.ethicalliving 

Edited: 06/09/2012 at 16:54
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