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Australian Study Takes A Cost-Benefit Look At Organic Food Consumption

September 20, 2010: 08:34 PM EST

An Australian university is launching a study to gather enough information to help consumers decide whether organic food purchasing is really worth it. The first phase of the study by scientists at RMIT University will look at what organic consumers believe and how they actually behave when shopping for food. A later phase will investigate whether the bodies of adult organic food consumers have fewer toxins than those who eat conventional food. The researchers cite a U.S. study in which children who substituted organic food for conventional food in their diets proved to less pesticide residue in their tissues. Participants in the initial phase will also be asked to take an Organic Food Intake Survey to determine how much organic food they eat.

Josette Dunn, "Searching for the truth about organic consumers", AFN, September 20, 2010, © AFN
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