To me food is food. I will eat anything that anyone puts in front of me and I don't really care if it is organic or not organic. There is a study that was published today in The American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition. The study was actually conducted by the London School Of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the British government. I guess they looked at 162 scientific papers published over the past 50 years which discussed this topic and found out that despite the claims made and the higher costs associated with organic foods that it has the same nutritional value of regular food.
"A small number of differences in nutrient content were found to exist between organically and conventionally produced foodstuffs, but these are unlikely to be of any public health relevance," said Alan Dangour, one of the report's authors.
I don't have any reason not to believe the study, but here is the one thing I think they are missing from all this. If you get people thinking about organic it makes them read a label. When people read a label I think it makes them more self aware of what they are eating. So, even though there might not be a difference between an organic chocolate chip cookie and a regular one, maybe someone looked at the label and discovered how much sugar is in both of them and said, how about an apple instead.
The organic food market is worth $48 billion a year so I am sure there will be some other studies that come out that say it is the greatest for you.