Organic Food: Are they really nutritious?

United Kingdom
November 12, 2015 3:01am CST
We mostly eat organic food in the house.. healthy living they say but are all organic food really safe? healthier than any other food? I found a 2012 article: ( ) Eating organic food will not make you healthier, according to researchers at Stanford University, although it could cut your exposure to pesticides. In my country, organic foods are a bit expensive. Do you prefer Natural or Organic foods?
Eating organic food confers no health benefit, according to researchers at Stanford University, although it can cut your exposure to pesticides.
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• Exeter, England
12 Nov 15
I personally won't go out of my way to buy organic. That being said we do grow some of our own food and try to buy from farmer's markets etc so money is going back into the local community rather than big international superstores.
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@JudyEv (91863)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 15
We are much the same. We buy local whenever we can and support our local food producers. I'm not worried about organic. I think it is over-priced in some cases.
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• Exeter, England
12 Nov 15
@JudyEv Yes overpriced for what it is. Don't think you can beat the price of home grown if you are able to do it yourself though.
• United Kingdom
12 Nov 15
back home.. we plant vegetables just outside the house. i think those what i consider organic vegetables. but organic veges and fruits and other food in the store where i'm working are a bit way too pricey.. some consumers doesn't mind the price
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@JudyEv (91863)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 15
Although it would seem to make sense to eat organic foods, some of the ground in which these foods have been grown, has been so contaminated over many years that any benefits are probably negligible. We don't bother too much with organic food. We take more notice of where the food originated and try to buy products from our own country (Australia).
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@topffer (29430)
• France
12 Nov 15
It is true, although here a field cannot be used to grow food labelled "organic" before 5 years and only if there are not fields using pesticides at less than 1/2 mile. But some old pesticides can stay in the ground during centuries...
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@JudyEv (91863)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov 15
@topffer Australia has similar guidelines and restrictions but, as you say, some pesticides stay in the ground for years and years.
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@wiLLmaH (8156)
• Singapore, Singapore
12 Nov 15
I think it will make us healthier because we will not intake any pesticides used in normal farms.
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@youless (85205)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Nov 15
I will not particularly go to buy the organic food only. I always think that the balanced diet is important. We shall try more food and it shall be good for our body. Perhaps we shall just avoid the transgenic food.
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@mrsg1981 (134)
• Exeter, England
12 Nov 15
I don't very rarely buy organic, however we have an allotment where we grow a lot of vegetables, and hope to do more next year.
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@topffer (29430)
• France
12 Nov 15
I get every week a full basket of organic vegetables and fruits grown locally from a group of organic farmers. It is cheap (10 Euros/week), but I cannot choose the content of the basket. When I don't like a vegetable I give it to friends...
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