Navigation Links
The Organic Center Refutes Misleading Nutritional Claims Made by United Kingdom's Food Standards Agency (FSA) in Agency Report on Health Value of Organic Foods
Date:8/5/2009

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by The Organic Center -- We (The Organic Center) strongly refute the claim made by Dr. Alan Dangour and his U.K. colleagues that the nutritional benefits of organic food are 'not important.' Left unchallenged, the U.K. team's study and Dr. Dangour's remarks could erode consumer confidence in the inherent nutritional and health benefits of organic food. Among the multiple missteps in the FSA's analysis are a failure to properly assess differences in the levels of key polyphenols and antioxidants and not using stringent guidelines to determine whether the studies are scientifically valid.

In our March 2008 report covering many of the same studies comparing nutrient levels in organic and conventional foods, we confirmed that organic foods were, on average, 25 percent higher across 11 key nutrients compared to conventional foods. Significant new science released since early 2008, which was the cut-off date for studies included in both the FSA's and our study, provide additional strong support for the conclusion that organic foods offer nutritional and public health benefits.

In a separate report released in May 2009, we analyzed dozens of studies, the majority published in the last three years, that collectively show exposure to pesticides during pregnancy and the first years of life increases the risk of obesity, neurological problems and diabetes. With the average American child exposed to 10 to 13 pesticides daily in food and drink and the rate of new diabetes cases doubling in the last decade, reducing pesticides in children's foods is a top public health priority.

Environmental benefits of organic farming include promoting more bio-diverse, agricultural landscapes; helping reverse the effects of global warming through sequestering more carbon than conventional farming; and improving health and survival among honey bee and endangered fish and amphibian species.

We call upon government bodies, academic institutions, business leaders and consumers to join us in contesting this incomplete and flawed analysis of the benefits of organic food and farming.

For a full analysis of the FSA report, visit: http://www.organic-center.org/science.nutri.php?action=view&report_id=157


'/>"/>
SOURCE The Organic Center
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Organic May Not Mean Healthier
2. Valensa Selects Parry Organic Spirulina as Ingredient of Choice for Premium Product Development
3. Stop Acid Reflux Now With Amish Formula From Caleb Treeze Organic
4. Clearly Contacts Goes Green With Organic Glasses
5. Carolina Care Plan Launches New Home Delivery Program for Organic Produce
6. Acid Reflux No More With Amish Formula From Caleb Treeze Organic Farm
7. Amish Formula From Caleb Treeze Organic Eliminates Night Time Cramps
8. Zatik Organic Beauty Care Lunch Seaweed-Herbal Wrinkle Reduction and Natural Skin Whitening Products
9. Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) Reports 6% Increase In First Quarter 2009 Diluted EPS to $0.68. All Research Units Achieve Organic Sales Growth. Full Year 2009 Guidance Reaffirmed; Diluted EPS Expected to Exceed Reported EPS for 2008 of $2.65.
10. Latina Actress Constance Marie Opens Up About Her Struggle to Conceive and Shares Her Knowledge on Organic Baby Care.
11. Night Time Cramps No More, Amazing Amish Formula from Caleb Treeze Organic Farm Provides Instant Relief
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... David J. Dykeman , Ginger ... Traurig, LLP, will speak at DeviceTalks West, Dec. 12, 2016, at the Fairmont Newport ... attorneys from the firm’s global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group have been featured ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., Nov. 24, 2016 — ... highest standards of trauma, maternity, cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) services ... Daniel Messina. , Among the recognitions, the American College of Surgeons' (ACS) named ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... ... Vida Health, the digital health platform that pairs individuals with ... . Other investors include Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) and returning investor Aspect Ventures. Vida ... are managing chronic conditions or simply want to improve their health. Canvas ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... , ... Coppin Insurance Agency, an insurance and financial planning firm based in ... area, is embarking on a charity drive with the goal of providing support and ... Food Bank of Southwest Florida works to provide fresh and nutritious food free of ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... Washington,DC (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... Forum (NYLF): Medicine will have the unique opportunity to get hands-on experience ... gives high school students an immersive experience to gain invaluable, real-life medical skills ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)...  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: ... positive results from a Phase 3, multicenter double-blind, ... and efficacy of IDP-118 (halobetasol propionate and tazarotene) ... Within the Phase 3 study of ... IDP-118 showed statistical significance to vehicle with a ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016 True ... that brings leading-edge laboratory services and management expertise ... States , allowing more doctors and patients ... care management solutions. Logo - ... Hospital systems, under pressure to contain costs, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... -- Information products and services provider Elsevier ... , the world,s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, ... from over 5,000 publishers. The new set of metrics will improve ... when to adjust a journal,s editorial strategy. ... , , CiteScore ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: