Prior to WWII, all farmers were organic. They didn’t call it “organic,” they just called it “farming.”
After the war, however, chemical pesticides and fertilizers (their constituents had been developed for chemical warfare) really took over the agriculture sector.[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Pesticides Davidsandstrom.com”]Created in Canva[/featured-image]
I’ve never met a person that doesn’t have at least some desire to eat organic food. However, most don’t. Why? Maybe it’s cost, or maybe it’s not readily available. Either way, people can’t seem to justify going through the trouble.[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Non Organic Farming”]Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva[/featured-image]
A recent study published in the Annuls of Internal Medicine (1) suggests that organic produce is no more nutritious than conventionally grown produce.
In another recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition (2) researchers concluded that there are higher levels of antioxidants and other nutrients in organic produce.
Who do we choose to believe? Or, does it matter? Let’s explore this a little further.Continue reading