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To analyze the difference between the two products, the researchers examined 170 peer reviewed papers on a host of animal products, like cheese, butter and milk, as well as 67 various meats, making the study unprecedented and it was published in the British Journal of Nutrition.  The team found that organic meats had 47 percent more omega-3 fatty acids than non-organic meats and 56 percent more than organic dairy products.  Why such a large difference.  The results were based on how the animals were raised, fed and void of any chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers. Although the analysis focused on the abundance of omega-3 fatty acids, a separate comprehensive scientific analysis found that organic food has more antioxidants which is associated with better health than conventional food, as well as lower levels of toxic metals, pesticides and GMO’s.

The latter study was published in the same respected scientific journal, the British Journal of Nutrition.  At the time, it was the largest study to analyze the difference between organic and non-organic GMO foods.  The study found there is a “statistically significant” difference between these foods in regards to healthy nutrition.  The organic foods had 19 to 69 percent more antioxidants than the non-organic.  The researchers found higher concentrations of cadmium, a toxic heavy metal, in standard crops.  Pesticide residues were four times higher in conventional crops compared to organic crops.  Unfortunately, the EU food standards are not reflected in the U.S.  Approximately 80 percent of all packaged food in the U.S. contains genetically modified ingredients.  The science is in and the results are clear.  The nutritional difference between organic and non-organic (GMO’s) food is not a fiction found only in the imagination of the new food movement and companies like Monsanto.  The difference is very real and think of your family and children when you put food on the table.  “Sholly Sez!”

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