Although pro-organic bodies are claiming there is a growing body of research which supports the notion that organic food is more nutritious and therefore healthier, the general scientific consensus at present is that it’s simply not.
Now, one of the UK’s leading nutrition experts, Lord Krebs (yes, really), has waded into the debate with a damning “look, stop being so silly, of course it’s not healthier” -type smackdown.
Good for him. I don’t say that because he’s right; he may yet turn out not to be although current evidence is largely in his favour. I say it because while the evidence does swing away from organic, I don’t like to see low-income families being put through the guilt wringer when it comes to their kids’ health. Any carrots are better than no carrots, organic or not, and that includes the cheap ones.