Organic food? Here to stay of a hippie-dippie fad?
Certainly diet is important for a range of medical conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and, of course, diabetes!
I have to say that I’ve been following the debate over organic foods for around 20 years and have not yet really made up my mind on the subject.
Well the information seems to change all the time. That being said I read this article in last months Guardian by Damian Carrington and George Arnett which argues that organic produce is higher in antioxidants. You can read upon the benefits of antioxidants in a previous blog post.
That being said it does seem if sales in organic foods have been dropping over the last few years. Certainly the costs for both producers and consumers are higher than conventional foodstuffs. But this may be more a byproduct of the recession of the last few years.
So what do you think? Are organic foods better for us or do they make no difference.
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