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Organic food health benefits have been hard to assess, but that could change

 

August 18, 2019



(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)

Cynthia Curl, Boise State University

(THE CONVERSATION) “Organic” is more than just a passing fad. Organic food sales totaled a record US$45.2 billion in 2017, making it one of the fastest-growing segments of American agriculture. While a small number of studies have shown associations between organic food consumption and decreased incidence of disease, no studies to date have been designed to answer the question of whether organic food consumption causes an improvement in h...



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