the absolute levels of micronutrients were higher in organic foods more often than in conventional foods (462 vs 364 comparisons, P=0.002), and the total micronutrient content, expressed as a percent difference, was higher in organic (+5.7%, P 0.001) as compared to conventionally grown produce.
Significant differences between the use of fertiliser and pesticides during fruit formation were observed, and included changes in sugar, amino acid and organic acid composition.
WHAT THIS LABEL MEANS:
The New Hampshire Department of Agriculture and Foods has been certifying products as organic since 1989 and is accredited as an organic certifier by the USDA.
All organic certifiers must be accredited by the USDA. Only products containing at least 95% organic ingredients may display the USDA Organic seal in addition to the certifier’s logo.
Standard Requirements for Organic Production
All organic labels on food (except seafood) must meet the same USDA standards. See below for exceptions for personal care products and fish. All products (food, personal care products, clothing, etc.) displaying the USDA Organic seal are produced according to the same federal organic standards.
Humans got along just fine without this stuff for literally millenia.
"Is organic produce better for you?" is a simple question asked by a middle schooler in a science fair. Using fruit flies fed organic vs. conventional produce, Ria Chhabra tracked the flies and saw improvements based on their diet.
Now barely a sophomore in high school, the project lead to university research labs, science fair awards, publication in top-tier peer-reviewed journals, and quite likely, scholarships at her pick of top-flight universities.
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