The debate over whether organic food is healthier than conventionally grown food may be over, according to results from a $25-million study into organic food. The largest study of its kind, to date, has found that organic produce is more nutritious than ordinary produce and may even help to lengthen people’s lives.
The four-year, European-Union-funded study found that:
Organic fruit and vegetables contain up to 40 percent more antioxidants
Organic produce had higher levels of beneficial minerals like iron and zinc
Milk from organic herds contained up to 90 percent more antioxidants