First, let’s define organic. This means the product in question is grown or engineered without the use of pesticides, contaminants, radiation, synthetic fertilizers and the like. This is especially important when it comes to certain foods like meat and dairy. Why?
“Hormones, pesticides and antibiotics,” says New York-based registered dietitian Jaclyn London. “Hormones given to cows have been linked to potential cancer incidence in humans, and the high doses of antibiotics that cattle receive have been linked to antibiotic resistance.”