Score one for the hippies. A study led by a Washington State University soil science professor finds that pesticides and weedkillers reduce nutrition, flavor, shelf life and overall attractiveness of fruits and veggies.
Science Daily reports the findings in the peer-reviewed online journal, PLoS ONE.
If you’re a snob for organic produce, to what lengths are you willing to go — such as traveling longer distances, paying higher prices and investing the time and effort to grow your own stuff — to procure sweet, untainted food?
Commercial Organic Farms Have Better Fruit and Soil, Lower Environmental Impact, Study Finds [Science Daily]