Organic does not necessarily mean a healthier product. In fact, a comprehensive review of some 400 scientific papers on the health impacts of organically grown foods, published in the journal Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, concluded organic and conventional food remain equally healthy.
All foods – whether organic or conventional – must meet certain health and safety regulations before being sold to consumers.Several U.S. government agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), monitor the food production chain through regulations and inspections from farm to fork to ensure that all food is safe.
Understanding what classifies food as organic is complex. The production processes involved in growing or raising food qualify it as organic, not the final product itself. Organic classification should not be an automatic green light indicating the quality or safety of a product.
CommonGround Nebraska encompasses volunteers who raise both organic and conventional crops. It’s simply a production decision for those farmers what they grow. For you as a consumer, you have a choice, but we are proud to say that both are healthy, safe options for you and your family.
Watch this clip by farmer and mom, Mary Courtney, from Shelby County, Kentucky, as she tells us why moms should not feel guilty for buying conventional food. Mary’s family raises produce, corn and soybeans.