One of the six things we ask Fife Diet members to do is to eat more organic foods. This from NEF makes the case why this is a great idea:

Organic food has taken a battering in recent years. The recession has undermined their extraordinary growth. The big food producers have organised a huge lobbying campaign against the benefits of organics. There is a continuing and quite wrong assumption that agricultural systems need to be big to feed a growing world population.

But as it turns out, this is not the case. The biggest study ever carried out comparing organic food to conventional food has just been finished by the Rodale Institute in Pennsylvania, and the results are pretty explosive.

On nearly every count – on cost, resilience and energy – organics come out superior to conventional agriculture.

Here’s the NEF full article. Read it and leave your comments below…

One Comment
  • meghan November 29, 2011 at 20:21

    As for me I have recently become a great fan of organic food and from my own experience I can say it is much easier for me to form my body now. I do plenty of exercise in my free time but since I first tasted organic food I have been feeling better and it’s not difficult for me to maintain a healthy weight anymore. What I like above all is organic meat which I always buy at a farmers market despite the recent debate about its high cost. There are some great places such as The Healthy Butcher, Fresh From the Farm, Cumbrae’s in Toronto where you can get healthy and high-quality meat which not only eases your conscience as far as the treatment of animals is concerned but it also has a much more positive impact on your health and lifestyle.