publication . Report . 2015

Organic food - food quality and potential health effects

Mie, Axel; Wivstad, Maria;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Country: Sweden
In this report, we try to approach the question “Is organic food healthier than conventional food?” from a scientific perspective. We can conclude that science does not provide a clear answer to this question. A small number of animal studies and epidemiological studies on health effects from the consumption of organic vs. conventional feed/food have been performed. These studies indicate that the production system of the food has some influence on the immune system of the consuming animal or human. However, such effects are not easily interpreted as positive or negative for health. The chemical composition of plants is affected by the production system; however...
free text keywords: Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology, Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics
Agricultural and Food Sciences
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