Tell Us: What About Organic Food?

Will Huntington residents favor it after a Stanford study questions its health benefits?

There’s no shortage of spots to buy organic food in Huntington.

But a recent Stanford University study published in the "Annals of Internal Medicine" claims that organic food is not more nutritious than conventional food.

Which has us wondering. Is the study affecting how you shop for your family? Are you more likely to purchase organic food than conventional food? If so, do you buy it for health reasons? Do you think it tastes better? Do you think organic farming is better for the planet? Or, do you think a forthcoming study will reveal different results?

Tell us in the comments.

Linda Otta September 10, 2012 at 08:54 PM
I favor local grown food. Period. I do not favor buying up farm land (by developers) and putting more people (high density housing) that we cannot feed the humans that live there, locally. When we have to outsource (buy from outside the US) such as grown in Mexico Avocados, just one example. then we are no longer self sufficient. Doomed to fail.
Janet B. September 10, 2012 at 09:20 PM
The "more nutritious" part is what bothers me. I don't believe people buy organic because they feel it's more nutritious; they pay the extra money because they don't want the pesticides. I really don't know anyone who thinks their organic carrots have more vitamin A than non-organic, but it sure has less chemicals! (btw: there are other studies that do say some organic food is more nutritious, ie: organic berries which have more antioxidants, but that's for another article)
Joe L September 11, 2012 at 05:06 AM
Just realize what's going on in this country in regards to the food supply- it's sickening. http://fdn.actionkit.com/cms/sign/stop_rubberstamping_GMOs?referring_akid=624.282248.Ks80SC&source=taf
Jim R. September 11, 2012 at 04:05 PM
I would love to be able to afford organic fruits and veggies. But paying $5 for a pound of apples just isn't apart of my family's budget.
Laura September 11, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I not had organic food all my life. My father in law is 92 years old. Living 60 years in the house he built. My aunt is 91, living in the house she bought. I think organic food is fad and a myth. Thlnk about this. A farmer who uses fertilizer on his farm, right next store is a organic farmer. The wind blows the fertilizer in the direction of the organic farmer. Now you have a organic & fertilizer farm. Would they tell you? It is just an excuse for higher prices.


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