Local Health Counselor Weighs In On Organic Study
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Buying Organic may not be that much better for you.
That's according to a study by Stanford University.
It found organic produce and meat typically isn't any better for you than conventional food when it comes to vitamin and nutrient content.
It does generally reduce exposure to pesticides and antibiotic–resistant bacteria.
But a local health counselor says, not so fast.
"The study did show that people had pesticides in the urine, but they didn't do the study to see how those pesticides affect your body. So as far as I'm concerned, I'd still buy organic because I wouldn't want to eat pesticides or have anti–bodies or growth hormones in my food," says Microbiotic Health Counselor Jill Skeem.
Organic foods are often twice as costly as their conventional counterparts. But they have become big business in the U.S. in recent years.
Estimated sales have skyrocketed from 3.6 billion to 26.7 billion between 1997 and 2010.