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by on August 6, 2009

A new study concludes that organic food is not all that different from conventionally grown produce. This claim, of course, has raised the ire of organic proponents.

On a slightly different note, organic proponents frequently claim that organic produce tastes better. I don’t have any hard research, but my experience tells me that a conventionally grown tomato, just picked from the vine when ripe, tastes a whole lot better than an organically grown tomato that was picked slightly green last week and shipped in from California.

Thus, the two issues of organic, of nutrition, and of flavor are independent yet intertwined. What I would like to see is the nutritional difference between a tomato picked unripe and ripe. Who knows, you might be getting better nutrition (and taste) from a conventional farmers’ market tomato than an organic grocery store one.

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