This Forbes Magazine opinion piece includes several links to peer-reviewed research reports. The reason for this post is that people need to know the truth about the organic label. The unfortunate truth is that for too many people the term "organic" takes their eyes off the ball. In other words, they believe organic is the answer for superior food safety and nutrition. Yet science can't support that belief. Sure, the concept of organic is nice, but conventionally raised inexpensive GMO corn is exactly the same as organically grown, more expensive old heirloom corn in terms of nutrition and food safety. Their chemical compositions are identical. Both corns are high glycemic. Both have 30:1 Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acid ratios than contribute to chronic disease. Both are nutritionally deficient foods that are incapable of supporting animal life. Both are susceptible to fungal infestations and high mycotoxin levels. In other words, all foods are "chemicals" and that fact trumps everything when it comes to nourishing your body.
The authors of this commentary are Henry I. Miller, a physician and molecular biologist, is the Robert Wesson Fellow in Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution; he was the founding director of the FDA’s Office of Biotechnology. Richard Cornett is the communications director for the Western Plant Health Association, a nonprofit agricultural trade group based in Sacramento, Calif. The article is HERE.