There's more evidence in this San Francisco Chronicle story to support ponying up the extra bucks to buy organic.
But like the headline suggests, "it depends" a lot on how and where the organic food is produced.
That's one reason I'm starting to focus more on buying local and in season. I think those habits will translate to healthier, more nutrient-rich foods. Plus, I hope it will help better connect my family to our community.
Plus, plus, "organic" is so trendy, I don't trust the labels anymore. [There's another resource though: the Organic Center a science-based pro-organic organization.]
Not surprisingly, the article notes that researchers found that processed food, whether organic or not, obliterates nutrients. That's definitely a weak point in our household. We need to find more ways to rely less on processed foods.
One of the researchers summed it up best: "[G]row food when you can, support local farm systems when you can, try to buy organic and, whatever you do, buy fresh and cook it yourself."
Abstracts of the UC Davis studies cited in the story are available at pubs.acs.org.