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Today you cannot walk through a grocery store, without seeing at least one whole aisle dedicated solely to organic food.  The produce section will also have both organic and conventional(non-organic) options.  Grocery store producers will often charge a higher price for organic food, and consumers are willing to pay the added price. The real question is, is organic food really healthier for us?

Advocates for organic food will try to convince the consumer that organic food is a safer and more nutritious option to eat.  However recent studies by science experts show that there is little if any nutritional difference between organic and conventional foods.  In fact, there is very little information on the health value of eating organic foods.  While there may be some good reasons individuals choose organic food rather than conventional, the nutrient value is not one of them.

Besides having no greater health value, organic food does have its downsides.  The most major concern for consumers when deciding to choose organic foods rather than conventional is cost.  Because organic foods are grown with no additives or pesticides and in an environment with little or no pollution, producers are able to charge a higher price.  Also, organic produce often spoils faster and doesn’t hold a perfect shape because they aren’t served with preservatives or waxes.

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