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Clear differences between organic & non–organic food: Major study findings

Organic for Life

Organic for Life

Many of us have made an effort to pick fruits and vegetables from the organic section of our grocery store, with the blind belief that we were doing something good for our bodies and the environment.  The topic of whether organically grown food versus their counterpart of conventionally cultivated fruits and vegetables has been heated for some decades now.  This debate seems settled – for some time at least.

Recently The British journal of Nutrition published the findings of one the largest studies on organic food funded by EU.  The Study  “Higher antioxidant and lower cadmium concentrations and lower incidence of pesticide residues in organically grown crops: a systematic literature review and meta-analyses,” was a meta-analysis of 343 previously-published studies that compared the nutritional composition of organic versus conventional foods.

The findings suggested that  fruit &  vegetables are more nutritious than non-organically produced food and may contain higher concentrations of cancer fighting and heart beneficial antioxidants.  The early results of the study show that organic fruit and vegetables have up to 40 per cent more antioxidants than non-organically grown produce. Even greater contrasts were found for milk, with organic milk containing up to 60 per cent more antioxidants and healthy fatty acids.

Why People buy organic

Why People buy organic

One Earth Foundation has been a strong advocate of sustainable farming practices and have conducted over 40 workshops in The Nilgiris reaching out to over  500 students from across India and 800 local children.  We firmly believe that sustainable farming practices will lead to healthier soil and more nutritious food, improve the ground water quality and overall better health for consumers.

Sustainable Farming Initiative by One Earth Foundation

Sustainable Farming Initiative by One Earth Foundation

For further information on our Sustainable Farming Initiative, please contact

Raminder Chowdhary
oneearthfdn@gmail.com
+91-9008000338

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