That doesn't mean it's not healthier. How our obsession with organics' "healthiness" led us away from the term's roots
Of all the food-related countercultural buzzwords that have gone mainstream in recent years, organic ranks among the most confusing. Like its cousins (cf. local, free-range, or worst of all, natural), the term's promotion by grocery stores everywhere has caused it to escape the strict definitions laid out by the USDA. But from Stanford University comes new research suggesting what we should have known all along: organic food isn't actually more nutritious than traditionally-farmed goods.
Still, there are important reasons beyond nutrition to choose organic foods. . . .