CONSUMER ALERT: Organic fruit and vegetables
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- If you buy organic fruits and vegetables, you know they often cost more than conventionally grown produce.
But, is it worth it?
Standford University researchers looked at data from hundreds of previous studies. They found that there is practically no nutritional difference between organically and non-organically grown produce.
But if you consider the use of pesticides, there is a huge difference.
The study found that organic fruits and veggies had a 30-percent lower risk of pesticide contamination than non-organic.
No studies found specifically that pesticides at non-organic levels can cause harm.
Scientists also looked at pork and chicken and found there is a 33 percent greater risk of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in non-organic pork and chicken.