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Organic versus Conventional Foods: Is There a Nutritional Difference?


Originally posted November 15, 2010.

Organic foods have gained popularity due to the perception that organic foods are safe, wholesome and all around better for you. To find out if this is true, we reached out to Dr. Ruth MacDonald, Professor and Chair of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University.

Are Organic Foods Worth the Extra Cost?


The choice between organic and conventional foods has always been a hot topic for individuals striving to live a healthy lifestyle. One limiting factor for some is the cost of organic food, and Best Food Facts recently received a question on whether organic food is worth the extra cost. We let our experts weigh in. Many of us choose organic foods because they are nutritious and delicious, but whether they're healthier than conventionally-grown foods is a matter of debate. Certainly there's much to explore, so we sought out the professional opinions of several experts to get the whole story.  

Is Non-Organic Food Full of Chemicals?


Recently, Best Food Facts launched a series of videos about GMOs, which spurred many questions. One question that seemed to be on everyone's mind was the differences between organic and non-organic food. One viewer asked, "Is non-organic food full of chemicals?"

To answer this question, we reached out to Dr. Ruth MacDonald, Chair and Professor of the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition, Iowa State University.

Study Claims Organic Is Not More Nutritious


Do you buy organic? If so, why? A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine by Standford University researchers may change your mind about eating organic.

Consumer Question - Is It OK to Use Leftover Onions?


Blog post from Dr. Ruth MacDonald about using leftover vegetables and onions.

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