Are organic foods safer and more nutritious than those grown conventionally? Well if one looks at the double digit growth in demand for organic foods, it appears many Americans think so. But according to a recent article on, a number of food experts aren’t similarly convinced. This is because organic food may be more likely to carry food borne bacteria, like salmonella and E. coli, than that grown conventionally. And while organic foods don’t use standard fertilizers, they do often treat fungal diseases with copper solutions that are both toxic and non-biodegradable. So while many assume they are eating their way into improved health, they may be, in reality, simply chomping into back-to-nature hype.