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Stanford Study Indicates Less Pesticides and Bacteria In Organic Foods

By Jody Smith HERWriter
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according to Stanford study less pesticides and bacteria found in organic foods
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Research out of Stanford University has said that organic foods were not any more healthy or nutritious than conventional food.

Organic food however was found to contain less residue from pesticides.

The study did not find a significant benefit in regards to vitamin content in organic food. Except for phosphorus, no other nutrient content was detected at higher levels in organics than in food grown by conventional methods.

No significant difference was seen in terms of fat or protein amounts in organic over conventionally produced milk although a few studies were cited which indicated that organic milk may have higher omega-3 fatty acid levels.

Organic meat was found by the Stanford study to be as vulnerable to E. coli and other toxic bacteria. However, lower levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria were found in organic pork and chicken.

People eating organic pork and chicken are 33 percent less likely to be consuming three or more antibiotic-resistant bacteria strains.

Pesticide residue was found in 38 percent of conventional produce, but in only 7 percent of the organic fruit and vegetables.

Children eating organic produce had a smaller amount of pesticide traces in their urine when tested. The study did not address long-term effects of pesticides on human beings.

Stanford University's research has been met with mixed reviews.

Charles Benbrook, former chief scientist at the Organic Center, and a professor of agriculture at Washington State University, said that many American studies showed different results from those of the Stanford study.

Organic fruit and vegetables were found to contain higher amounts of vitamins and antioxidants.

Forbes.com reported that a study done in 2010 indicated that even low levels of a particular pesticide in a child's urine may be linked with the occurrence of ADHD.

Those children who had any pesticide level in their urine were seen to be twice as likely to have learning disorders than children with no detected pesticide levels.

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EmpowHER Guest

Oragnic food is the best to be given to your little ones. They enjoy eating such things and are healthy also. This can be purchased through online shops also.

November 25, 2014 - 2:39am
EmpowHER Guest

Health is most important thing in our daily routine. To maintain health, we need to eat always organic foods. If you want to order organic food online, then there is so many stores on internet which provide you home delivery as well as discount coupons and offers.

July 31, 2014 - 10:31pm
EmpowHER Guest

Eating healthy is the best thing to do with your life. So organic items are the best. You can be healthy ever by consuming these things. To get cheaper one, you should apply the discount vouchers and get the things online.

July 13, 2014 - 2:22am
EmpowHER Guest

Thats so true. Organic food is the best in all respect. One can get the desired items on healthy price. You can even buy such organic food which is healthy, from the online storesThis is a easy and convenient way to shop for all the items.

May 26, 2014 - 3:17am

Healthy Eating is very important. This is required for being healthy and fit always. No one can be happy without being healthy. So organic food is so healthy and tasty also. Some company also do recruitment in such cases who aware people for healthy eating.

September 16, 2013 - 1:41am
Lewis Carey

There are many people in this world who love to have world's different types of foods in which organic foods are the number one as the organic foods are healthy and delicious. It is found that organic foods and vegetables contain a higher amount of vitamins and antioxidants. And it also found that the normal foods available contain a lot of amount pesticides in it which is harmful for our body and mind.

June 1, 2013 - 9:26pm
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