During this campaign on that one of the advantages of organic food is healthier because it is free of pesticides. But Henry I. Miller, a molecular biologist at Stanford University and founder of the Office of Biotechnology at the US Food and Drug Administration, presented a meta–analysis (a study of other studies) conducted in 2012 on 240 studies, concluded that organic fruits and vegetables mean average no more nutritious than ordinary fruits and vegetables. Organic products are also not free from pathogenic bacteria, such as E. coli or salmonella.
Dr. John Casay Chandrawinata, clinical nutrition specialist Melinda Hospital, London, agreed with that conclusion. He said that the nutrients in organic foods and non–organic are the same. “There is no nutritional difference in the two. The content of minerals and vitamins remain the same. Pesticides do not affect the nutritional content, “he said Tuesday.
But, according to him, if you eat food that is completely organic, the effect is going to be safer for the body. This is especially important for some age groups are prone to exposure to pesticides, such as infants, young children, and pregnant women. “They may be exposed to greater than other adults. It would be safer for the body if they are to avoid excessive exposure to pesticides, “said John.
If consumed too much, pesticides will accumulate and are stored in the body. More and more and can cause poisoning. According to research in the United States, there are several types of food that is high enough exposure to pesticides that are often consumed by pregnant women and small children, the celery, apples, strawberries, peaches, spinach, and lettuce.
However, to determine whether the food was organic or not, according to John, there has been no further research in Indonesia. It all depends on the planting site, the production process, to the use of much of the chemical element.
Source : http://www.tempo.co/read/news/2014/02/03/108550598/Apa-Beda-Makanan-Organik-dan-Non-Organik