Stanford releases literature review of organic foods

Ryan at Agriculture Proud has a post I wanted to share…
A literature review released by Standford University indicates that organic foods do not offer significant safety or health benefits over conventionally produced food. It is important to understand all of the facts so you can make the best decisions for your family when it comes to purchasing food.

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Earlier this week, a journal on Internal Medicine released a review from Stanford University which concluded that there are no significant health or safety benefits of choosing organic over conventionally grown foods.

This is different from previous papers in that it is a review of recent, relevant studies, instead of a research study in itself. The group from Stanford looked at 237 studies analyzing the benefits and dangers of eating organic vs conventionally grown food products. What they found upset many proponents of organics who use health reasons for their choices.

Study on benefits of organic foods is misleading, consumer group argues – CBS News

Stanford Scientists Cast Doubt on Advantages of Organic Meat and ProduceNew York Times

Study Says Organic Isn’t Healthier? Here’s Why It Still May Be Worth The Cost – Forbes

I won’t muddle through the details of the review or debate the details. This…

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10 Things Farmers are Tired of Hearing

BuzzFeed has come up with a great list of 10 Things Farmers are Tired of Hearing – and it is pretty spot on.

If you are reading this and would like more information about any of the points discussed in the article, please let me know, I would be glad to send resources to you or to visit with you more about agriculture.

If you are reading this article and would like to visit a farm or ranch in person, instead of looking at what is portrayed on your computer screen (not always true or accurate), please let me know – I would be more than happy to find someone across the country that can accommodate your needs.

And now… 10 Things Farmers are Tired of Hearing.

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