Did you catch the news last week about the latest study about organic food? A study out of Stanford found that organic food isn’t any healthier than non-organic food. I thought I’d share a little link dump of some of my reading on the subject over the past several days:
- Consumer Reports on why you should still buy organic (when you can)
- Problems with the study metrics from Tom Philpott (notice the article’s accompanying picture from Bloomington’s very own LIFE Farms!)
- Is Organic Food Worth the Expense? (from a panel of experts all over the map on the subject)
- Frances Moore Lappe (love her) on the study
My own take? 1) there are some serious fallacies in the Stanford studies, especially in terms of long-term effects that aren’t easily studied in short time frames 2) small-scale farming according to organic practices is far better for the environment than industrial farming practices, even if there aren’t any benefits for my own health (which I find hard to believe) and 3) should it really matter?
What say you?