Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 23, 2013
On January 23, Colle Farmers Market responds to an article published by the New York Post, which discussed a study that suggested organic food isn’t as healthy as people think.
According to the article published by the [New York Post, researchers at the Stanford University Center for Health Policy looked at 237 previous studies examining the benefits of organic food. The researchers discovered that organic fruits and vegetables aren’t actually healthier than regular fruits and vegetables. The article reports that the majority of those studies also found that organic fruits or vegetables aren’t impermeable to E. coli or salmonella, like many people believe.
In addition, the article said that many people buy organic products because they are afraid of the effects of pesticides. Non-organic fruits or vegetables have a considerable amount of pesticide residue when bought from the store, while organic foods tend to look and taste fresher.
Colle said there is nothing like the taste of an organic fruit or vegetable “If you’ve ever been apple picking at a locally owned orchard, you might understand,” Colle said. “An apple picked right off the branch tastes a thousand times fresher and juicier than an apple that has been mass produced and sprayed with pesticides. Most non-organic fruits are from big farms that mass-produce food. Those fruits and vegetables never taste as good as the ones from a small local farm or organic farmers market.”
The article also said the research found most non-organic pesticides can be just as toxic as organic pesticides.
Colle said though the study suggests organic pesticides are just as harmful as regular pesticides, regular pesticides can also harm the Earth. Pesticides are soaked into the ground and sometimes the chemicals do not break down. These chemicals could end up in the water system. Colle said pesticides are never good for bodies or for the Earth and sometimes, small organic farms don’t even use pesticides.
The article revealed that non-organic fruits or vegetables have the same health benefits as organic ones. However, though Stanford’s research said organic fruits or vegetables aren’t healthier, organic farmers market, Colle, said there is a significant difference in taste.
Colle is an E-Commerce enabled farmers market community that is passionate about sustainable consumption and responsible conservation. The Colle movement is dedicated to connecting natural product vendors, organic farmers and all people who are living an organic and natural lifestyle with the ultimate goal of using more sustainable farming and consumerism.