CNN is reporting the results of a study by the University of Copenhagen which concluded that "organic foods contained no more nutrients than non-organic foods grown with the use of pesticides."
More specifically, "researchers studied five different crops -- carrots, kale, mature peas, apples and potatoes -- which were cultivated both organically (without pesticides) and conventionally (with the use of pesticides) and found that there was no higher level of trace elements in the food grown organically."
How is this news? Organic foods have never been touted as "more nutritious," simply pesticide-free, easier to substain, and gentler on the environment.
As far as nutrition is concerned, an organic orange has just as much vitamin C and fiber as a conventional one.
If we're talking solely about lowering pesticide consumption from fruits and vegetables, organic choices are best suited to ones with thin skins or that you eat in their entirety (i.e.: raspberries, as opposed to pineapples.)
Let's not lose track of what is truly important -- eating a variety of fruits and vegetables every day provides many health benefits.
You're guaranteed several nutrients and phytochemicals, regardless of how they are grown.
Thank you to Patricia D. for forwarding along the CNN article.