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10 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Organic Foods

#10. Organic food might cause you to eat more

A study found that people who ate organic food perceived it to be healthier, so they were likely to eat more of it. An Oreo cookie made with organic flour and sugar has the same amount of calories as the non-organic.

“As Americans’ waistlines have grown, so has their appetite for organic food,” said Norbert Schwarz, professor of marketing at the U-M Ross School of Business. “Labeling food as ‘organic’ entails a claim about its production, but is silent on its calorie content. Nevertheless, people struggling to cut calories may turn to organics and possibly consume more calories than they otherwise would.”

 

 

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