Last month’s report out of Stanford that organic foods may not be much healthier or more nutritious than their conventional counterparts has caused quite a stir. A deeper investigation into the study reveals a few things that were not highlighted in the coverage. While the scientists analyzed vitamins and minerals, suggesting little variation between foods produced organically and those produced conventionally using a chemically-intensive agricultural system, food isn’t simply a delivery device for vitamins and minerals alone. We are quickly learning in this industrialized food era that our food can be full of a lot of other things. It has become a delivery device for artificial colors, additives, preservatives, added growth hormomes, antibiotics, pesticides, insecticides and so much more.