Researchers at Stanford University’s Center for Health Policy analyzed 237 studies in the scientific literature for evidence that organic foods are safer or healthier. They found that fruits and vegetables that met the criteria for “organic” are on average neither more nutritious than their far cheaper conventional counterparts nor less likely to be contaminated by pathogenic bacteria like E. coli or Salmonella.
Many folks buy organic to avoid exposure to harmful levels of pesticides. Bad idea: Yes, nonorganic fruits and vegetables had more pesticide residue, but more than 99 percent of the time the levels are below the permissible, very conservative safety limits set by regulators.
Ironically, the designation “organic” is itself a synthetic bureaucratic construct that makes little sense. It prohibits the use of synthetic chemical pesticides — except for a long list of exceptions detailed in the Organic Foods Production Act.
I have always known that paying twice as much for organic food was stupid, but h, it’s your choice if you feel it is a good deal. If you still want to keep at it, be my guest. Unlike the vultures that want to ban the food I don’t mind eating for whatever reason, I am not going to stop anyone that is willing to pay twice as much for the illusion of something better. Enjoy it. Don’t mind my chuckling though.