The U.S. organic industry scored a victory this month in its campaign to educate consumers on why organic products are worth their often premium price. In its November issue, Good Housekeeping magazine published a long and detailed piece titled, “Organic Food: What’s Really Worth It.” Written by Samantha Cassetty, a registered dietitian, the article dives into the issues of antibiotics, hormones and label claims and offers tips on how to save money when shopping for organic.
One particularly interesting section of the article explores the safety upside of eating foods that have not been exposed to pesticides and other chemicals. This information helps put the health benefits of organic in context, especially in the wake of studies questioning the nutritional superiority of organic produce and other foods. Good Housekeeping maintains a print circulation of 4.6 million, which means a lot of consumers now know more about the benefits of organic.
Read the Good Housekeeping article.