Sep. 4, 2012 at 3:53 PM ET
Organic food isn't any better for you than conventional varieties when it comes to vitamin and nutrient content, according to a report released Monday.
The study reviewed more than 200 studies that compared either the health of people who ate organic or conventional foods or, more commonly, nutrient and contaminant levels in the foods themselves. Those included organic and non-organic fruits, vegetables, grains, meat, poultry, eggs and milk, according to the report from Reuters Health.
Some critics of the report, including, Chensheng Lu, who studies environmental health and exposure at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, said that while the jury is still out on those effects, people should consider pesticide exposure in their grocery-shopping decisions.
"If I was a smart consumer, I would choose food that has no pesticides," Lu, who wasn't involved in the new study, told Reuters Health. "I think that's the best way to protect your health."
How about you? Has this report changed your view of organic food?