From 1997 to 2010, sales of organic food in the U.S. rose from $3.7 to $27 billion. A review of 240 studies published in the September 4, 2012 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine compared organic and conventional foods for their health benefits and risks. The analysis showed no significant difference in the vitamin content, bacterial contamination or heavy metal contamination in organic vs conventional foods. The risk of bacterial resistance in animals fed with conventional feed was 30% higher than those animals fed with organic feed. There was also higher amounts of pesticide residues in conventional produce, but this was not considered significant and this residue is reduced with simple washing. If you are concerned about food safety, why not grow your own, that way you know what you are getting. Inspiration tell us, “Many do not see the importance of having land to cultivate, and of raising fruit and vegetables, that their tables may be supplied with these things. I am instructed to say to every family and every church, God will bless you when you work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, fearing lest, by unwise treatment of the body, you will mar the Lord’s plan for you.” (CD 323)organic-food