Deborah Rich, Earth Island Journal

Scientists Say Organic Foods Are More Nutritious–Are Government Officials Listening?

Don't ask the US federal government whether there
are any health benefits to eating organic food. 
It won't tell. No mere coincidence, then, that no pictures of farmers or
farms (or fertilizers or pesticides) appear in the USDA food pyramid logo.  The federal government encourages the
consumption of more fruits, vegetables, and grains, but stops short of evaluating
the farming systems that produce these same foods.  An apple is an apple regardless of how it has
been grown, the USDA food pyramid suggests, and the only take-home message is
that we should all be eating more apples and less added sugars and fats. . .

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