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Tell Us: Organic Food

Will Port Washington residents still purchase it after a Stanford study questions its health benefits?

From the to the abundance of grocery shops on the peninsula, there’s no shortage of spots to buy organic food in Port Washington.

But a recent Stanford University study published in the "Annals of Internal Medicine" claims that organic food is not more nutritious than conventional food.

Which has us wondering. Is the study affecting how you shop for your family? Are you more likely to purchase organic food than conventional food? If so, do you buy it for health reasons? Do you think it tastes better? Do you think organic farming is better for the planet? Or, do you think a forthcoming study will reveal different results? Tell us in the comments.  

GM September 10, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Yes, we will still buy Organic. The study was very misleading to the general public. It was never about nutritional value but always about pesticides, chemicals, GMO, and antibiotics.
bill dinner September 10, 2012 at 01:51 PM
The tie to big tobacco and questionable background is serious and certainly calls into question the validity of the statistics employed. Take a look at: http://www.naturalnews.com/037108_Stanford_Ingram_Olkin_Big_Tobacco.html
Ann W. Latner September 10, 2012 at 02:53 PM
I will absolutely continue to buy organic. I belong to the CSA from The Golden Earthworm in Jamesport. I buy organic to avoid pesticides, not because I thought there was more nutrition in organic produce. I think most people who are buying organic are doing so because it's healthier (no chemicals), not because they erroneously believe that organic produce has more nutrition.
Dawn Andrew September 10, 2012 at 05:51 PM
I try to buy organic when possible. It takes more time and is more expensive but I hate all of the chemicals that are in our food.
Cheryl Podolsky September 11, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Potentially increased nutritional value is probably low on the list for those who prefer organic. The avoidance of pesticides and genetic modification is likely the major issue. That said, I myself don't go out of my way to purchase organic produce and other products, but perhaps I should.

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