Birds weigh in on organic question

It seems even birds are weighing in on the debate over the nutritional benefits of organic food.

A newly released study by Newcastle University in the UK showed that wild garden birds preferred the more protein rich regular bird seed over that which was organically grown. Lead researcher Dr. Alisa McKenzie says this is because protein is a key part of the diet of birds and mammals and they have to make sure they get enough of it to survive the winter.

Research results were published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture – you can read more about the study and its findings here.

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