If you're thinking that organic produce will help you stay healthier, a new finding may come as a surprise. A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds scant evidence of health benefits from organic foods. "There's a definite lack of evidence," says researcher Crystal Smith-Spangler at Stanford University School of Medicine, especially when it comes to studies of people.
She and her colleagues collected 200 peer-reviewed studies that examined differences between organic and conventional food, or the people who eat it.
Any thoughts? I buy organic products and always looking for people to toss me the output of their gardens for the free vegetables, so I'm not at all hostile to organic food. But if you demand scientific evidence of creationists, shouldn't the same approach apply to claims of organic food producers, creators of new healthy diets, and supplement makers?
Let's talk food politics.