Allison Aubrey at NPR – Is Organic More Nutritious? New Study Adds to the Evidence:
The study finds that organic dairy and meat contain about 50 percent more omega-3 fatty acids. The increase is the result of animals foraging on grasses rich in omega-3s, which then end up in dairy and meats.
Organic milk cows are given more forage for feed than conventional, which in comparison causes the increased level of fatty acids. So is it a product of being organic? Or just being fed more forage?
That said, organic meat and dairy contain far lower concentrations of omega-3s than what are found in fish such as salmon.
Better to eat fish if you want to increase your omega-3 intake.
Given the big picture, lots of experts say that, from a health perspective, what you eat matters more than whether you choose organic or conventional.
And at a time when most Americans don’t eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables, perhaps the more important step is to add them to your diet — no matter what farming methods were used to grow them.
The recently published meta-analysis can be found here.