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The Truth About Organic Foods

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The Truth About Organic Foods by Alex Avery,Director of Research and Education, Hudson Institute. Are organic foods really worth their high prices? Are they as healthy as you think? This is the first-of-its kind book dispels the many myths that marketers of organic foods have been circulating in a scientific-based, and at times, humorous approach. Consumers, retailers, foo ...more
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Published 2006 by Henderson Communications
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Seth
Nov 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Seth by: Douglas Wilson
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According to Alex Avery, it is scientifically proven that organic foods are not safer than non-organic. Organic food is not more nutritious, overall. Non-organic milk has almost zero chance of containing hormones and is by far the safest food item on the market today. Even if hormones made it into the milk supply, the are the exact same hormones that humans have, and the levels in milk would be so low as to pose no risk whatsoever. The pesticides that organic farmers use (yes, they do use them-- ...more
Douglas Wilson
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: culture-studies
A joy to read. Made me want to sing a thanksgiving hymn.
Charlotte
Oct 24, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Although unarguably biased, Avery takes a straight forward, in-depth, and scientific look at the claims made by organic activists. Very informative. Made me realize what a big business the organic food movement has become and how willingly we buy into the hype. Also made me see the organic movement as a new religion.
Laura
Apr 25, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
Pretty biased, but had some information I really wanted and had trouble finding (like FDA regulation specifics).
Maxwell
Jan 21, 2016 rated it did not like it
I'd do some research on the author beforehand, he himself and the Hudson Institution for Global Food Issues have a bit of a history for criticising organic agriculture, often with horrendous evidence. All you have to do is take a look at who funds the HIGFI! Avery and his subliminal messages....
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