The Truth about Organic

The latest organic foods study focuses on nutrition—but that’s just a small part of the story.

By Leah Zerbe

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A new study on Organic Food may make you wonder if it's all worth it.Killer Superbug Infections

The facts: Antibiotic-resistant superbugs kill more than 90,000 people a year, with MRSA alone killing more people in American than AIDS. The overuse of antibiotics in farming helps spur the growth of these hard-to-kill and sometimes-fatal infections. Tests of supermarket meats routinely find superbug germs, meaning that improperly cooking the meat or failing to wipe off your countertop correctly could put you in a life-threatening situation.

The organic advantage: Antibiotic-resistant superbug germs are far less likely to be found on organic meat because organic bans the use of antibiotics. You're more than 30 percent less likely to come in contact with superbugs in the meat supply when you choose organic.

Read More: 7 Appalling Meat Facts You Need to Know

 
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