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Anti-Organic Food Study Slammed as 'Hoax'

Saturday, 15 September 2012 10:34 PM EDT

A widely reported study that claims organic food is no healthier than conventionally raised food is a fraud and was produced by scientists with close ties to large agribusiness, say consumer advocates.
The study by Stanford University researchers suggested that organic food has no medical or health value.
"Make no mistake, the Stanford organic study is a fraud," says Mike Adams of Naturalnews.com and Anthony Gucciardi of Naturalsociety.org. "The mainstream media has fallen for an elaborate scientific hoax."
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According to Adams and Gucciardi, one of the co-authors of the study, Dr. Ingram Olkin, has a history of supporting big tobacco companies and in the 1970s did research used to refute evidence that cigarettes might harm health.
Marion Nestle, professor of food studies at New York University, wrote in the New York Times that it is self-evident that foods without pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals are better. "If pesticides were all that benign, the government wouldn't need to regulate them, but does," Nestle wrote.

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Saturday, 15 September 2012 10:34 PM
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