Organic food no healthier than non-organic: study
The United States and Japan have agreed to make it easier to import each other’s organic products, the latest step in a global effort that could give consumers more, and cheaper, access to organic food. The Agriculture Department is planning to announce Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, that organic products certified in Japan or in the United States may be sold as organic in either country. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File) By MARY CLARE JALONICK/Associated Press/ September 26, 2013
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Healthy food doesn’t mean ‘organic’
Moreover, some scientific advancements have even engineered food with more nutrients than organic farming produces. Making healthy food more expensive also potentially puts it out of reach of those with limited means. I’ve watched this debate intensify in the last week. This is a subject that stirs deep passions in both those who favor and disdain organic foods. I think we’re missing the point, though.
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Prism Team Services Certified ‘Organic Distributor’ by QAI
“Our patients, our families ask about, Well, are there health reasons to choose organic food in terms of nutritional content or human health outcomes?'” To try to answer that question, she and her colleagues reviewed over 200 studies that compared either the health of people who ate organic or conventional foods or, more commonly, nutrient and contaminant levels in the foods themselves. Those included organic and non-organic fruits, vegetables, grains, meat, poultry, eggs and milk. Many of the studies didn’t specify their standards for what constituted “organic” food – which can cost as much as twice what conventional food costs – the researchers wrote Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine. According to United States Department of Agriculture standards, organic farms have to avoid the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, hormones and antibiotics. Organic livestock must also have access to pastures during grazing season. Many conventional farms in the U.S., in contrast, use pesticides to ward off bugs and raise animals in crowded indoor conditions with antibiotics in their feed to promote growth and ward off disease.
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Research and Markets: Global Organic Food Manufacturers Report 2013
“As consumers become increasingly attentive to food labels, ingredients and the way their food is processed, we expect to see continued growth in Organic and natural food markets in this region and nationwide. The entire Prism team is committed to achieving and maintaining the highest caliber of service possible for this important and growing customer segment,” said Jere Van Puffelen, President of Prism Logistics. Prism Team Services Inc. of The East Bay’s Hayward, CA was the first of its four facilities to be certified and the firm expects to expand the program throughout its network of Northern California distribution facilities. About Quality Assurance International — QAI Founded in 1989, QAI is the leading provider of organic certification services verifying organic integrity throughout the supply chain ( qai-inc.com ).
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