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Posted Tue Sep 4 2012: from New York Times:
Stanford Scientists Cast Doubt on Advantages of Organic Meat and Produce
... Stanford University scientists have weighed in on the ... debate after an extensive examination of four decades of research comparing organic and conventional foods. They concluded that fruits and vegetables labeled organic were, on average, no more nutritious than their conventional counterparts, which tend to be far less expensive. Nor were they any less likely to be contaminated by dangerous bacteria like E. coli. The researchers also found no obvious health advantages to organic meats. Conventional fruits and vegetables did have more pesticide residue, but the levels were almost always under the allowed safety limits, the scientists said.
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'Doc Jim says:
Seems like it would cost more for all the fancy pesticides and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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