Organic food has no additional nutritional benefit

July 29, 2009 2:29:17 PM PDT
In a study that may draw a lot of controversy, it has been found organic food has no nutritional or health benefits over ordinary food. Researchers say consumers looking for a healthy product are paying higher prices for organic food, creating a global organic market worth an estimated $48 billion in 2007.

A review of 162 scientific papers published over the last 50 years found there was no significant difference.

Researchers say a small number of differences in nutrient content were found to exist between organically and conventionally produced foods, but they are unlikely to be of any public health relevance.

The study appeared in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.