The largest study of its kind has found that organic foods and crops have a suite of advantages over their conventional counterparts, including more antioxidants and fewer, less frequent pesticide residues.
The study looked at an unprecedented 343 peer-reviewed publications comparing the nutritional quality and safety of organic and conventional plant-based foods, including fruits, vegetables and grains. The study team applied sophisticated meta-analysis techniques to quantify differences between organic and non-organic foods.
Most of the publications covered in the study looked at crops grown in the same area on similar soils. This approach reduces other possible sources of variation in nutritional and safety parameters.
The research team found the quality and reliability of comparison studies has greatly improved in recent years, leading to the discovery of significant nutritional and food safety differences not detected in earlier studies. For example, the new study incorporates the results of a research project led by WSU’s John Reganold that compared the nutritional and sensory quality of organic and conventional strawberries grown in California.
The Latest on: Organic farming
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- Organic farming should be encouraged – WP Governoron June 13, 2021 at 5:00 pm
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- Bihar govt creates 'organic farming corridor' along the banks of River Gangaon June 12, 2021 at 10:22 pm
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- Organic farming’s future germinating at LUon June 11, 2021 at 7:45 pm
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- Healthy Growth: Organic farm exports jump 51% in FY21on June 10, 2021 at 3:30 pm
The products were supplied to 58 destinations, mainly the US, the EU, Canada, the UK, Australia, Switzerland, Israel and South Korea.
- An organic farm is coming soon to this Lebanon County retirement communityon June 2, 2021 at 8:49 am
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- New Defra data shows organic growth ‘in the pipeline’on June 2, 2021 at 5:14 am
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