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And now organic food is healthier: French study against UK's

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Monday, 28 September 2009

And now organic food is healthier: French study against UK's

The French food agency AFSSA challenges UK's FSA, concluding in a new study that organic fruit and vegetable have higher nutritional benefits than conventional food. The review, published in the journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development on the basis of data compiled for the French food agency AFSSA, opposes to what stressed in a review of 160 studies commissioned by the UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) - that there is no evidence of nutritional superiority of organic food - which caused some controversy in the sector. The new French review, based on a former one published in 2003 as well as on the findings of further studies published in recent years, carries out an "exhaustive and critical evaluation of the nutritional and sanitary quality of organic food", coordinated by Author Denis Lairon of the University of Aix-Marseille.

Read more: GreenPlanet.net