Organic food study focused on wrong hypothesis

Recently the results of a long Really, you are what you eat!study on the nutritional value of organic food versus non-organic was announced. The study found no difference in nutrition. Most organic food users could have told them that was most likely out-come and that nutional content was not why we strife to eat organic.

Additions to food – in all forms such as fertilizer,  preservatives, coloring, vitamins, hormones, enriched, fortified, etc. is why we try to avoid non-organic food.

Here are the ingredients from a canned organic chili.

  • Organic Black Beans
  • Organic Tomatoes
  • Organic Onions,
  • Filtered water
  • Organic Bell Peppers
  • Organic Green Chilies
  • Organic High Oleic Safflower and/or Sunflower Oil
  • Organic Lime Juice
  • Sea Salt, Spices
  • Organic Garlic

And here is a popular vegetarian chili, non-organic, advertised as “no preservatives.”

  • Water
  • Bean
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Green Chiles
  • Carrots
  • Corn Flour
  • Textured Vegetable Protein
  • Soy Flour
  • Caramel Color
  • Chili Powder
  • Sugar
  • Modified Food Starch
  • Tomato Paste
  • Salt
  • Autolyzed Yeast
  • Dehydrated Garlic
  • Jalepeno Peppers
  • Hydrolyzed Corn
  • Soy
  • Wheat Protein
  • Citric Acid

You can find hundreds if not thousands examples or organic versus non-organic and all the chemicals they contain. The non-organic above is not too bad since it advertises “no preservatives” but look out for those that say enriched, fortified or use words you couldn’t spell if you looked them up. And what chemicals were used on the items in the list itself? There wouldn’t be enough room on the can to list them all.

Bottom line, just logic will tell you that eating chemicals all your life cannot be good for you.

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