Researchers Organic Food Is Not More Nutritious

07.30.09 | FL News Team

(London) -- British researchers have determined there is little difference in the nutritional value of organic food versus ordinary food, and no evidence of any added health benefits from eating organic produce. The research team looked at all of the evidence on nutrition from the past 50 years and found there was little -- if any -- nutritional difference between organic and conventionally produced food.

The report concludes there were no differences in most nutrients in organically or conventionally grown crops and the same was true for meat, dairy and eggs.  The independent report commissioned by the Food Standards Agency is published in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition."

FSA Director of Consumer Choice and Dietary Health Gill Fine told the BBC the study doesn't necessarily mean people should stop eating organic food.  Fine recognized there are many reasons people choose to eat organic food, including animal welfare and environmental concerns.