Organic vs. Low Calorie

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Those opting to purchase organic foods often congratulate themselves for choosing a healthier path, but there’s new evidence that they shouldn’t be so quick to give themselves that pat on the back. The Cornell Food and Brand Laboratory found that people thought that organic munchies contain 40 percent fewer calories than their nonorganic counterparts. What people tend to forget is that organic is a growing process that uses no pesticides and may enhance the nutritional value of food but has nothing to do with calorie content, particularly when those foods are processed.