Is organic food healthier, safer, better? Turns out, not so much:
[Stanford University scientists] concluded that fruits and vegetables labeled organic were, on average, no more nutritious than their conventional counterparts, which tend to be far less expensive. Nor were they any less likely to be contaminated by dangerous bacteria like E. coli.
The researchers also found no obvious health advantages to organic meats.
The Prick has never found so-called “organic” produce to taste any better than the regular stuff; it’s better to buy what’s raised well and in season rather than pay the extra price for some dubious certificate of indulgence, though I suspect that for many purchasers, it’s not so much about the taste as the warm inner glow of superiority. Which still doesn’t answer the question, why is it that everyone in the organic food shop always looks so damn grumpy?