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UK: Choose the Veggies You Can Afford

UK: Choose the Veggies You Can Afford

Cash-strapped families should not spend all their money on organic food because they think it is healthier, says the UK government. Shoppers should instead spend their money on whatever they can afford, even if it means eating tinned or frozen vegetables. While a recent study in the British Journal of Nutrition found organic crops have up to 60% more antioxidants than non-organic crops, critics claim there is still no evidence that organic is a healthier option. Amid growing concern that too few people are eating enough fruits and vegetables, the government is at pains to stress that families should buy what is affordable. “It can be difficult balancing a family budget, but in providing a varied, balanced diet, nobody need feel they have given their family a nutritionally inferior diet by choosing lower-priced, conventional products,” says government frontbencher Baroness Jolly. (Source: dailymail.co.uk)