Friday, July 06, 2007

How long does it take?

For years I've known that organically produced foods are healthier than conventionally produced foods. Just the difference in taste is enough to convince anyone. Bite into a ripe organic tomato - yum! Bite into a ripe conventionally grown one - it's like eating plastic that has water injected into it.

Really it's quite logical that organically produced food would be healthier: Human bodies have been eating "organic" food ever since there were human bodies. So they have evolved to be able to digest natural foods and to absorb and use the vitamins, minerals and other substances in these foods. It's only in the last century or so that artificial fertilizers and chemical based farming methods have come along and altered the chemistry of the soil and therefore of the plants that grow in that soil.

While to me and many others the benefits of eating organic are obvious, to the scientific community the obvious often takes a long time to be recognized. But eventually even the near-sighted squint up their eyes and dimly begin to see: Organic food 'better' for heart

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