French farmers and food processors are increasing their investment in organic production in response to growing demand for “bio” products, according to the latest figures.
The growing demand for organic food in France reflects a worldwide trend and comes at a time when scientific research is increasingly confirming its health benefits. In 2014, in what is arguably the most comprehensive analysis to date, an international team led by Professor Carlo Leifert from Newcastle University in the UK found that organic food contains up to 69 percent more of key antioxidants than regular food, as well as lower levels of toxic metals and pesticides. Based on an analysis of 343 peer-reviewed studies from around the world, Leifert’s findings destroyed the myth that organic food is nutritionally indistinguishable from that produced using pesticides.
In the preventive healthcare system of the future that our Foundation is working towards, the fruits and vegetables we plant and eat will all be organically grown and free of pesticides and GMOs. To learn more about our vision for a preventive healthcare system based on natural approaches, take a look at Dr. Rath’s Barletta Declaration.