Pollan Says Organic Food Study Misses the Point
UC Berkeley journalism professor and food-industry analyst Michael Pollan says that the response to a Stanford study on the nutritive value of organic food is missing the point.
The Stanford study analyzed research from a host of sources and found there is no significant health benefit from eating organic food.
Pollan says that finding ignores an important dimension of organic agriculture.
“We're kind of erecting a straw man here and knocking it down,” he says. “The straw man being that the whole point of organic food is that it's more nutritious. The whole point of organic food is that it's environmentally more sustainable.”
There is a full interview with Michael Pollan and a link to the Stanford study on KQED'S News Fix blog.