Organic, conventional, potato, potah-to — what's the difference anyway?
According to Canada's Library of Parliament, organic foods prohibit the use of fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics, preservatives and GMOs. With that in mind, those organic price tags might make a bit more sense, but what about the taste?
In the Buzzfeed video above, we watch as four teams taste organic and conventional fruits, before indicating which is which. Examining the size and flavour of the fruits, the pairs explained their rationale for each pick. From bananas that are too firm to be free of pesticides to berries too tart to be traditionally grown, the Buzzfeed crew seems determined to outwit those putting them to the test.
While organic foods are often considered more nutritious than conventionally grown foods, there simply are no facts to support that. There are, however, numerous studies which show a correlation between organic foods and the sustainability of the environment.
And that might be the only thing compelling the Buzzfeed crew to pick up any organic options because, as one staffer pointed out, the organic stuff just doesn't taste as good.
Watch the video above to find see which fruits were easily identifiable and which stumped the staff.
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