London, Feb 24 : If you are spending extra bucks on 'organic food' thinking that it is healthier than the ordinary foods, there are chances that you're being taken for a ride, for according to researchers there is not much of a difference between the two.
According to researchers there is little evidence that an organic diet provides greater nutritional benefits or that non-organic crops grown using pesticides and chemical fertilizers are more harmful than their organic competitors.
Tom Sanders, the professor of nutrition and dietetics at Kings College London, claimed that organic food has no higher nutritional value compared to conventional food.
"It is a fantastic opportunity (organic food industry) to make money out of people because you can charge more for the food," the Telegraph quoted him, as saying.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA), which issues advice to consumers, also states that organic food is "not significantly different... from food produced conventionally".
The study is being shown in BBC2's Horizon programme.