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The Truth About Organic Foods
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
Published 2006 by Henderson Communications
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Nov 27, 2012 Seth rated it really liked it
Recommended to Seth by: Douglas Wilson
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
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.
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....