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Organic Veggies Are Better for You: New Research Sides With Foodies

Organic Veggies Are Better for You: New Research Sides With Foodies
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The latest study to examine the merits of organic food has come down decidedly in its favor, finding that organic versions have more antioxidants and less pesticide residue.

The study (PDF), led by researchers at Newcastle University in the U.K., concluded that switching to organic food provides as many additional antioxidants as eating between one and two extra portions of fruits and vegetables per day. The authors claim that the research is the most comprehensive of its kind, analyzing 323 peer-reviewed studies that compared organic to conventional crops. Advocates of organic food quickly latched onto the study as conclusive proof that organics are superior.