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Wed, Sep 5, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Is Organic Food Healthier?


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Many shoppers are willing to shell out more money for organic produce because they believe it is healthier -- but a new report casts doubt on that. The Stanford University study challenges whether organic foods are more nutritious than conventional foods grown with pesticides. We discuss the benefits of organic foods and the impact of ingesting trace amounts of pesticides. Do you buy organic? Will this new study change the way you eat?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Bruce Ames, professor emeritus of biochemistry at UC Berkeley and senior scientist at Children's Hospital of Oakland Research Institute
  • Charles Benbrook, chief science consultant at The Organic Center, an Oregon-based research center
  • Crystal Smith-Spangler, physician and researcher at Stanford University's School of Medicine and co-author of the study on organic foods

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