Oz and Bittman Shine a Spotlight on Flaws in Stanford Organic Study
Earlier this week, New York Times columnist Mark Bittman — he of Food Matters, How to Cook Everything and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, plus 13 years of the NYT’s “Minimalist” column, among many other food and health-related writings and shows — went on record with a great perspective on the recent Stanford study that concluded there’s no nutritional advantage to organic foods.
If the study’s results made you wonder, you probably won’t be surprised to discover you’re not alone. Two well-known physicians joined the conversation later in the week: on his show, Dr. Mehmet Oz hosted renowned pediatrician Dr. Alan Green in a candid and powerful conversation about pesticides and children’s health, and about how to prioritize the foods you should buy organic.
Here at Earthbound, we’ve been committed to the benefits of organic food and farming for over 28 years. It’s more than just nutrition, but that’s certainly part of it; it’s the idea that what we do to one part of our delicately balanced environment has consequences for every other part…that food raised in a healthy, sustainable way is as good for our bodies as it is for the land that supports us all. It’s just logical, common sense: the same common sense that began our organic commitment in that little backyard garden all those years ago.