Is Organic Food Really Healthier?

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from TIME Magazine,

The latest research sheds some light on how to shop.

Anyone who’s been in a supermarket lately knows labels can be tricky. Between “organic,” “local” and other food claims, what’s a savvy shopper to do? A recent poll showed that many people simply don’t know, with 23% mistakenly believing that local produce is always organic. Meanwhile, a comprehensive new review of research reveals that organic crops have higher levels of antioxidants and less pesticide residue than conventional produce. Of course, all fruits and vegetables are nutritious options, but if eating organic–and avoiding pesticides–matters to you, here’s what to know …

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