These 5 studies from 2014 put more science behind the benefits of organic

As the director of science programs at The Organic Center, Jessica Shade concerns herself deeply with finding ways to communicate to the public all of the research-backed health and environmental benefits of organic food and farming.

She was part of a discussion on the science behind organic at Natural Products Expo West 2015 in Anaheim, California.

Here, she sifted through the literature and collected five studies published this year that have added to the arsenal of evidence supporting organically grown foods.

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