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Apr 9, 2010
Julie Deardorff's March 23, 2010 piece "Is organically grown food safer or more nutritious? Consumers should weigh the cost vs. benefits," summarizes the benefits of organic fruits and vegetables, dairy and meat, cosmetics and personal care products, processed foods, and cotton and coffee.
The piece draws heavily on Organic Center research. TOC Chief Scientist Chuck Benbrook is quoted as saying
"Pushing animals to grow really fast has a cascade of effects on the environment and the health of the animal. We need to back off the accelerator and focus on the health of the plant, the health of the animal, as well as the nutrient composition of food."