Organic food? Save your money

Scientific literature survey finds no significant health benefit to organically grown food.

A systematic review of 162 scientific papers published in the scientific literature over the last 50 years, however, found there was no significant difference.

“A small number of differences in nutrient content were found to exist between organically and conventionally produced foodstuffs, but these are unlikely to be of any public health relevance,” said Alan Dangour, one of the report’s authors.

“Our review indicates that there is currently no evidence to support the selection of organically over conventionally produced foods on the basis of nutritional superiority.”

Add organic food to the long, long list of things whose main purpose is to separate money from gullible people.

Of course, there will always be those who like to watch a little beetle crawl out of their half-eaten “organic” salad at an upper-crust restaurant, as happened to your humble correspondent a couple of years ago. I understand that the head chef, an organically-minded “elite” chef, is no longer at that restaurant, but even so, Snookums and I are in no special hurry to go back to that restaurant.