Don’t mind the pesticides: the great organic food study scam
The biggest benefit claimed for organic food is that you know what you’re eating i.e. you’re not eating pesticides. Yet, the UK Government spends a bucket of money on a study of studies that ignores the key claim:
“There may be a difference in pesticide residues but they didn’t test for that in this paper, and there may be environmental differences but they didn’t test for that,” Emeritus Professor Truswell said.
Despite the fact that the study is largely meaningless because it ignores a key question, the media has a field day dissing another “middle-class” issue.
More darkly, why does the study ignore the key issue? Are they just stupid? And academic journals are full of rigorously conducted but meaningless or deceptive studies, so no surprise there. Or is it some agenda the bureaucrats are running on behalf of some interest group? Never believe that because something is funded by government that it is independent, as is claimed for this research.