Are Organic Foods More Nutritious?

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There are appear to be no consistent differences in the level of vitamins and minerals in organic versus conventionally grown produce, but organic fruits and vegetables have more phenolic phytonutrients.

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This is the first of a 5-part video series summarizing the best available science comparing the nutritional content, pesticide risk, heavy metal toxicity, and food poisoning risk of organic versus conventionally raised foods, including a video on practical tips for making your own DIY fruit and veggie wash. Here’s a list of the next four queued up:
• Are Organic Foods Safer? (
• How to Make Your Own Fruit and Vegetable Wash (
• Are Organic Foods Healthier? (
• Are the Benefits of Organic Food Underrated or Overrated? (

I imagine that the reaction to this series will be similar to that of the one I did on GMO foods, riling up critics on both sides of the debate:
• Are GMOs Safe? The Case of Bt Corn (
• Are GMOs Safe? The Case of Roundup Ready Soy (
• Is Monsanto’s Roundup Pesticide Glyphosate Safe? (
• GMO Soy and Breast Cancer (

More on the nutritional implications of stressed-out plants here:
• Is Hydroponic Basil as Healthy? (
• Xenohormesis: What Doesn’t Kill Plants May Make Us Stronger (
• Appropriating Plant Defenses (

The wild video about the reversal of esophageal cancer progression with strawberries can be found here: Strawberries versus Esophageal Cancer ( Production method aside, in vitro, Which Fruit Fights Cancer Better? (

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