Is Organic Food Actually Better for You?

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Organic food has become the toast of the nutrition world in the last decade.  It’s believed to be a greater source of nutrition.  And the methods used to cultivate it are less harmful to animals and the environment.  But it’s freaking expensive.  When Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods went into effect in late August, the subsequent price slashes were big news.  The bourgeoisie were no longer the only ones who could afford high-quality, fresh food.  But is organic food any different from what’s on the shelves at your local supermarket?