French Say Organic is healthier


A new report recently published by the French Agency for Food Safety (AFSSA) has found that organic foods are more nutritious and contain less pesticides and nitrates, which have been linked to a range of health problems including diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

A nutritionist for the Biological Farmers of Australia, Shane Heaton said the research is a “thorough and critical evaluation of the nutritional quality of organic food, and has found organic foods have higher levels of minerals and antioxidants as well as a raft of other benefits”.

 “Contrary to another recently released review commissioned by the UK Food Standards Agency and widely reported in the media as showing organic food have no significant benefits over non-organic food.”

“This review does the question justice by comparing not just a handful of nutrients but also dry matter content, antioxidant content, pesticide levels, and nitrate content. Organic wins out over ordinary food in every respect.”

A full scientific report can be found at

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