The Case for Organic: Food Speaker Mark Bittman's NYT Piece
While nutritional value factors heavily for many in deciding which food to purchase, it is only one piece of a larger picture. In the article, Bittman cites a study conducted last year that proved the exact opposite of the Stanford study—that organic foods are actually more nutritious than conventional foods. There is constant debate surrounding the organic versus conventional food movements, and Bittman warns that you need to be critical of everything you read supporting either side. Results can often be skewed, and misleading half-truths can be presented as fact.
The speaker has based his career on helping to change the way people think about food. In his talks, he reiterates points made in his bestselling cookbooks (How to Cook Everything and Mark Bittman's Kitchen Express), his New York Times cooking column, and in his television appearances on The Today Show and PBS. He argues that food matters, and that making small lifestyle adjustments can make a tremendous impact on our health and help ensure a more sustainable future.