In the responses to my article on organic myths, I have been called an industrial shill, liar, and an organic hater. People have questioned my motives, saying I am a bioengineer or paid by Monsanto*. They have called for my head, or at the very least, the retraction of my article.
Oh dear: organic food doesn't bring any nutritional benefits, according to a big new study. The authors acknowledge that organic food often tastes better, but more significantly, the report is a classic example of two problems with scientific pronouncements.
The evidence supports the hypothesis that organically grown crops are significantly different in terms of food safety, nutritional content and nutritional value. But organic food is up to 40 % more expensive, so what should you be buying?