A new study by researchers at Stanford University may have some people shopping a little differently in the produce section. Researchers there found no “strong evidence that organic foods are more nutritious or carry fewer health risks than conventional alternatives, though consumption of organic foods can reduce the risk of pesticide exposure,” a University news release states.
But that should not discourage people from choosing organic foods, said researcher Dr. Crystal Smith-Spangler. “If you look beyond health effects, there are plenty of other reasons to buy organic instead of conventional,” she said. Some people choose organic fruits and vegetables because they like the way they taste or they have concerns about how conventional farming affects the environment.
Either way, most people need to eat more fruits and vegetables, regardless of whether they’re organic, Smith-Spangler said.
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