You bet it is! An in depth, scientific study by VIRGINIA WORTHINGTON, M.S., Sc.D., C.N.S., states the following:
“…prior to the widespread use of pesticides,…the health care community who advocated organic foods claimed that these foods contained a better arrangement of nutrients as a result of the superior soil management and fertilization practices used by organic farmers. As a corollary, they cautioned that food grown with chemical fertilizers caused deteriorating health in animals and humans.”
- “How does agriculture affect nutrient composition?”
- “Are agricultural chemicals responsible for the decrease in nutrient content?”
“A number of studies over the last 75 years have addressed the question… The question is still unresolved in part due to:
- the large amount of variability in agricultural data resulting from uncontrollable factors such as rainfall and sunlight, which also influence nutrient content.
- few existing studies are exactly alike or even very similar as there are differences in crops grown, fertilization methods used, storage methods if any, etc. These factors can make it hard to interpret data from such studies in any conclusive manner.”
“Nevertheless, given the relevance of this issue…to the food supply …, it is still useful to take a broad view of the existing data. In that light, the purpose of this study is to examine all of the available comparisons of crops grown organically with those produced conventionally, using computerized and statistical methods to identify differences and trends.”
“…41 studies were included…These 41 studies reported the results of 22 replicated field trials, 4 simple field trials, 4 greenhouse pot experiments, 4 market basket surveys, and 8 surveys of commercial farms or home growers…A total of 1,297 comparisons were considered for analysis.”
“This analysis was designed to answer several questions for each nutrient considered:”
- Is there a difference in the nutrient content of organic crops and those grown with agricultural chemicals?
- How much of the time does the difference occur?
- How big is the difference?
“Of the 12 nutrients that were analyzed statistically, 4 nutrients and 1 toxic substance were significantly different:”
- vitamin C
- and nitrates
- Vit C +27.0% higher value in organic
- Iron +21.1% higher value in organic
- Magnesium +29.3% higher value in organic
- Phosphorus +13.6% higher value in organic
- Nitrates -15.1% less value in organic produce
The results are in: Organic Is Better!
Organic is better for the environment and better for our health. If you’re still in doubt, click below to view full pdf. report.