The Organic Debate

What is the organic debate?

  • A study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition investigated the nutrient content of organic vs. conventional foods.

  • The results showed no evidence to support organic foods having higher nutrient content than conventional.

The study is debated

  • Many disagree with the findings.

  • Does nutrient content define the value of our food?

  • Consider other factors:

    • Taste​

    • Pleasure

    • Relationship with food

  • It is incorrect to conclude that there is no difference in organic versus conventional based on nutrient content alone.

TOXINS

Growth factor, pesticides and antibiotics are all possible sources of toxins in our food today.

GMO's

  • GMO's are genes altered by the insertion of a modified gene or a gene from another organism using techniques of genetic engineering.

  • What are the risks of consuming genetically modified foods?

  • Are GMO's toxic, allergenic, less nutritious and/or harmful?

  • There are currently no regulations and there is limited labeling on GMO foods.

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ORGANIC VS. CONVENTIONAL

Organic trumps conventional with more phenolics, antioxidants, Quercetin, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E.