Proving Organic Is Good for You

August 5, 2014 6:06 PM

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Proving Organic Is Good for You

You know intuitively that organic food is good for you and that it's the healthiest choice you can make at the farmer's market and grocery store. Your gut tells you that organic is better for you than food sprayed with synthetic toxic pesticides designed to kill insects, fungus, and weeds. It's the absence of these dangerous chemicals in organic agriculture that consumers believe makes organic food inherently healthier -- and rightly so.

Increasingly, rigorous scientific research is confirming the wisdom of these intuitive feelings. Take, for example, the new study in the British Journal of Nutrition, which shows that organic is healthier precisely because synthetic toxic pesticides are prohibited. Researchers analyzed 343 studies p...

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