Dean Rohrer

Миф о сельском хозяйстве без химии

СТЭНФОРД – Органические изделия - от продуктов питания до средств по уходу за кожей и сигарет – сейчас очень в моде, и по некоторым статистическим данным мировой рынок лишь био продуктов питания теперь превышает 60 млрд. долларов в год. Кажется, что Европейская комиссия разделяет взгляды преданных поклонников органики: их официальная точка зрения в отношении органического сельского хозяйства и продуктов без химии звучит: "Хорошо для природы, хорошо для Вас." Но нет никаких убедительных доказательств ни того, ни другого.

Мета-анализ данных 240 исследований, сделанный в 2012 году, позволил сделать вывод, что органические фрукты и овощи не были, в среднем, более питательными, чем их традиционные и дешевые аналоги. Также не оказалось доказательств того, что у них меньше шансов на загрязнение патогенными бактериями, такими как кишечная палочка или сальмонелла, и эта находка удивила даже самих исследователей. Дэна Бравато, одна из исследователей, сказала, что: "Когда мы начинали этот проект мы думали, что будут обнаружены некоторые результаты, которые будут поддерживать убежденность в превосходстве органической еды по сравнению с обычными продуктами."

Многие покупают органические продукты чтобы избежать воздействия высоких уровней вредных пестицидов. Но это недостаточно обосновано. В то время как в не-органических фруктах и овощах находилось больше остатков пестицидов, уровни загрязнения в более чем 99% из этих продуктов не превышали осторожного порога безопасности установленного регулирующими органами.

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