GreenTracker| Following the current TIME global cover story on organic food, Washington State researchers have released the most comprehensive comparison of organic and conventional strawberry farms. The detailed report found that organic farms produced more flavorful and nutritious berries while leaving the soil healthier and more genetically diverse.
The 13 conventional and 13 organic farms were all located in California, home to 90 percent of America’s strawberries. The study analyzed 31 chemical and biological soil perperties, soil DNA, and the taste, nutrition and quality of three strawberry varieties. via Science Daily
As a side note, the TIME story undermines earlier conclusions about the comparison between organic and conventional food, noting that the scope of nutritional comparisons was limited.