Study Published in British Journal of Nutrition Indicates That a Lack of Pesticides is a Key Reason Organic Food May Be Better For You

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Chino Valley Ranchers Comments on Studies Looking at Why Organic Food May Be a Healthier Choice

Chino Valley Ranchers

It is great to see the scientific community pushing forward on the research to answer what is arguably the most important question regarding organically grown food.

A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found "statistically significant" differences exist between organically and conventionally grown foods when it comes to the relative nutritional impact of a given food product. After reviewing the various studies comparing organic foods against conventionally grown foods, scientists determined that the difference was largely due to a four-times-higher frequency with which pesticide residues were found in conventionally grown food. Researchers looked at 343 studies published in various scientific journals around the globe.

Studies applied various methodologies and were conducted by a diverse set of research groups. Details regarding methodologies and research findings are published in the British Journal of Nutrition. The full research paper has been made available at this link: View here

The interesting aspect about this study is that one of the key determinants as to whether a food may be deemed organic is also the characteristic that actually makes it healthier for you. Consumers have a "gut feeling" that organic food is better for them and that avoiding pesticides and chemicals where possible is also a good move. The recent study in the British Journal of Nutrition shows that organically grown food is healthier expressly because synthetic toxic pesticides are prohibited. The scientific community is still largely split on whether significant nutritional differences exist between organic and non-organic foods. However, the lack of synthetic pesticides alone provides a compelling reason to "go organic."

“Many people have a gut feeling that organically grown food is better for them, but it has always been tough to really point to specifics regarding why." commented Chris Nichols, Vice President of Chino Valley Ranchers. "It is great to see the scientific community pushing forward on the research to answer what is arguably the most important question regarding organically grown food."

Chino Valley Ranchers is a family owned and operated company located in Colton, California and has been producing quality eggs for over 50 years. During this time, the company has constantly improved its ability to achieve the highest quality cage-free and organic eggs for its customers. Chino Valley Ranchers offers many egg varieties, including organic, soy free organic, organic omega-3, organic DHA Omega-3, Veg-a-Fed, Veg-a-Fed Omega-3, Humane Harvest and Nutri-Fresh Fertile eggs. More information about Chino Valley Ranchers can be found on its corporate website at chinovalleyranchers.com or by calling 1.800.354.4503. Videos about Chino Valley Ranchers are also available at chinovalleyranchersvideo.com.

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