Organic food: No need to fret
There are many good reasons to seek out organic food, such as completely eliminating pesticides and antibiotics from your child’s plate or buying from small farmers who are not using fertilizers that foul rivers and streams. But nutritional content does not appear to be one of them. A new study by researchers at Stanford University found that organic fruits and vegetables deliver no more vitamins or other nutrients than conventionally-grown produce. “I was absolutely surprised,” lead author Dena Bravata told the Associated Press, after her meta-analysis of 237 studies.