Organic food gets a raw deal from the FSA
The FSA ignored pesticides, the main health issue, in its report on organic food, says Geoffrey Lean.
The Telegraph, 31st July 2009
What's with the Food Standards Agency and organic food? It just can't leave it alone. Not, of course, in the sense of wanting to wolf it down, but in trying to persuade the us not to do so.
The agency says it stands for "safer food". But while it has a mixed record on additives that cause hyperactivity, toxic dyes, illegal GM foods, or pesticides, it has, from the start, campaigned against organic food, which no one claims to be dangerous. Indeed, in 2005, its performance review showed that this – and its vigorous support of GM foods – had undermined confidence in its impartiality, and led to calls for it to "revisit both areas".
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Last Modified - 13th November 2009