Yesterday, I found an article, “What does it mean if organic food is no healthier than regular food?“, on a news site saying organic foods are not as healthy as regular food. Since they didn’t publish any calculations or statistics on how their study resulted in this conclusion, I can’t say how they’re quantifying how “nutritious” or “healthy” the foods they researched are.
If what they mean is that an organic tomato has the same amount of vitamins and nutrients as a regular tomato, then I say, “No duh!” I don’t necessarily expect an organic tomato to have more, for example, Vitamin C than a standard tomato.
For me personally, I try to buy organic food because I want to avoid the pesticides, hormones, and whatever else can be used to grow non-organic foods. I prefer local foods because supporting local businesses supports your community and can help reduce your carbon footprint, since local foods don’t have to travel as far (or use as much gas, etc.) to get to you.
I prefer to eat locally grown/raised, pesticide-free, hormone-free foods and though they may not be more “nutritional”, as far as amounts of vitamins and nutrients, I do think they are “healthier.”
And btw, there are some other people who do seem to have opposing views from the article linked above. Here’s a post called “Fruits and vegetables yielding fewer nutrients than in the past. “