There is no scientific evidence that adopting an organic diet is better, healthier, or more environmentally sustainable. I'm surprised that this article is posted on a website for healthy living, where the focus should be on eating more fruits and vegetables. If adopting an organic diet is more expensive, and it means eating less fruits and veggies, then why do it if there's no scientific benefit?
As for the "dirty dozen" by the EWG, there is again no scientific evidence to support that adopting an organic diet reduces your exposure to pesticides because (wait for it...): organic food production uses pesticides too! (see study here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P
MC3135239/). So why would the EWG provide this guidance? Because they're funded and supported by organic food companies.
- 10/2/2015 10:21:15 AM