Study Finds Organic Agriculture Offers Health Benefits
A study commissioned by the European Parliament concluded that organic farming policies have benefits for human health. The review of existing research, coordinated by Assistant Professor Axel Mie, who is affiliated with both Karolinska Institute and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, found the support for animal health and restrictive use of antibiotics in organic animal production reduced the risk of developing antibiotic resistant bacteria.
At the same time, preventive measures of plant protection and restrictions on pesticide use in organic agriculture reduced pesticide exposure among consumers. However, the differences in nutrition and the beneficial compounds between organic and conventional food wasn't found to have any significant effects on overall health, reports Medical Xpress. Full Story
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