That headline made me smile. I told you so.
Of course, nothing will convince the zealots. One wrote to abcnews.com:
“This is just another attempt for the big corporate farms to try to quell the culture of positive living and organic farming. I never once claimed that these foods were higher in nutrients. I chose them because they are free of hormones,. antibiotics, pesticides and chemical fertilizers.”
Of course, there’s no good evidence that residues of hormones, antibiotics, pesticides and chemical fertilizers in food hurt anyone either. We keep consuming more of them, and yet we living longer, and spending more years cancer-free. Says American Council on Science and Health’s Jeff Stier: “It’s like playing a game of whack-a-mole. It was already proven that people aren’t getting sick from pesticides on food, so the organic crowd claimed their food was more nutritious. Now that that has been disproved, they’re going back to the pesticides thing.”
The research replicates the results of an earlier study by Emeritus Professor of Food Toxicology at Rutgers University, Dr. Joseph Rosen.
- Pre-October 2009