Food labeling, choice make little difference in nutrition

By PAM LEWISON  | 
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Oct 6, 2020

As a researcher and a farmer, the nexus between organic and conventional food production is a sticky one. Opinions about which form of production is “better” abound.

The fact of the matter is each farm is different, and every food producer has to evaluate what method works best for their particular farm.

Kudos to The Seattle Times for a thoughtful piece on the differences between organic and conventional produce and whether or not conventional produce is safe to eat. 

In an era when everything is political, including what we choose to purchase at the grocery store, it is refreshing to see a story with careful attention to nutrition, nomenclature, and labeling.

If you want more information on the USDA’s National Organic Program, you can find it here. If you want more information on the USDA Organic Seal, you can find it here.