BBC Good Food Magazine
Is organic better?
Organic food presents numerous benefits. For example, if you have concerns about the environment, then going organic may be the right choice for you. The farming methods associated with it can be helpful for improving soil health as well as encouraging wildlife and biodiversity.
From a health perspective, conventional produce may have higher levels of pesticides and antibiotics depending on farming practices. Some studies suggest that organic produce may supply more micronutrients such as vitamin C, magnesium and phosphorus, and organic meat and milk may contain as much as 50% more nutrients including omega-3 fatty acids.
However, organic food can be pricier and it’s still beneficial to consume non-organic fruit and veg rather than go without in order to achieve your five-a-day. For more, go to bbcgoodfood.com/ howto/guide/is-organic-healthier.