November 2010 Issue

Price Perspective on Organic Foods

There are plenty of benefits from eating organic foods, including minimizing exposure to toxins used in conventional food production, making a positive environmental impact by supporting sustainable practices, and even possibly increasing nutrient value. In a two-year study led by Washington State University scientists, comparisons of organic and conventional strawberry farms demonstrated that organic farms produced berries that were higher in antioxidant activity, concentrations of vitamin C and phenolic compounds, according to a September 2010 issue of the online scientific journal PLoS One.

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