11 Alternative Views to the Stanford Organic Study
We believe the recent Stanford study that calls the nutritional value of organics into question misses many larger points and sends a terrible message to consumers. Pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides are poisonous materials. They are designed to kill things. We think there is a better way – supporting local, organic produce, farmers, and sustainable agriculture. Here are a few alternate takes on the study by some of the good food movement’s leading thinkers and others. Enjoy:
1. 5 Ways the Stanford Study Sells Organics Short by Tom Philpott
2. Busted! Co-author of Stanford study that bashed organics found to have deep ties to Big Tobacco’s anti-science propaganda by Mike Adams, Health Ranger Editor of NaturalNews.com
3. Reasons to Buy Organic: Let Us Count the Ways by Margaret Mellon of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
4. Don’t Give Up on Organic Food, Our Experts Urge by Jamie Hirsh and experts at Consumer Reports.
5. Funding Sources of Anti-Organics Stanford Study Questioned in New Report by the Common Dreams staff
6. “Dirty Dozen” by Environmental Working Group. The group analyzes Department of Agriculture data aboutpesticide residue and ranks foods based on how much or little pesticide residue they have. The group estimates that individuals can reduce their exposure by 80% if they switch to organic when buying these 12 foods.
7. The Case for Organic Food, LA Times Editorial
8. Is Organic Food Worth the Expense? A New York Times Room for Debate feature including Mr. Philpott and food policy expert Marion Nestle.
9. Can Eating Your Veggies Save You From Cancer? Also from Tom Philpott
10. Michael Pollan Responds to Study Finding ‘No Significant Health Benefit’ to Organic Food by Jon Brooks, KQED
11. Challenging the ‘Conventional’ Wisdom: One Farmer’s Take On The Stanford Organic Food Study, by Full Circle founder and Chief Farmer Andrew Stout on the Huffington Post
What do you think of the study? Leave a comment!