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French Government Agrees: Organic Food is More Nutritious

French Government Agrees: Organic Food is More Nutritious

I believe it is intellectually dishonest to say that organic food and non-organic food have the same nutritional value. Soil quality directly impacts nutritional levels, and I find it impossible to believe that soil, which has been ravaged by toxic chemicals and mono-cropping, cannot suffer any nutritional consequences as a result. The French government has […]

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I believe it is intellectually dishonest to say that organic food and non-organic food have the same nutritional value.

Soil quality directly impacts nutritional levels, and I find it impossible to believe that soil, which has been ravaged by toxic chemicals and mono-cropping, cannot suffer any nutritional consequences as a result.

The French government has come to a similar conclusion, albeit from a more empirical perspective.

A recent report by the French Agency for Food Safety (AFSSA) has found that organic foods are better for you and contain fewer pesticides and nitrates, which have been linked to a range of health problems including diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

The key points of the study include:

– More dry matter in organic vegetables, which means more nutrient dense

– Higher level of iron and magnesium in organic vegetables

– More polyphenols in organic fruits and vegetables

– Higher number of polyunsaturated fats and acids in meats and milk, lower number of saturated fatty acids in meat

– Increased level of nutrients in organic wholegrain cereals

The study, which was presented in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development, also said that toxic residues were mostly absent from the organic food that it tested.

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