Organic Food: Effect on Nutrient Composition
Organic food production is a quickly growing sector with an increase of approximately 250% in 10 years. There is no use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides in organic farming; instead, only natural fertilizers and biological pest control are used. According to the recent big meta-analysis, organic food contains significantly lower levels of contaminants and higher levels of antioxidants than conventional food. Preliminary studies indicate that organically eating consumers better evaluate their health status than the conventional ones. Further studies are necessary in order to confirm the tentative results and to understand the mechanisms of the organic diet impact on health.
Original Research Article: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123849472005055
Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Warszawa, Poland
Authors: E. Rembiałkowska
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