For the most part, except for with foods like skins--such as bananas--organic foods are more nutritious. They are grown without chemicals with better soil and are fed more appropriate nutrients. The nutritional profile of organic foods blows away moe traditional foods. In some cases it is actually a bit shocking.
Food's nutrients come from soil and elements that feed them like rain and air; when other components like chemical ripening agents, flavor enhancers, preservatives, growth hormones, and strong pesticides are added to the mix, then the nutrients are outweighed by dangerous composition. Organic food is food that has little to no chemicals used in its growth, transport, and selling. Unlike pathogens and the toxins that certain bacteria produce in foods, chemicals used in the growing and harvesting of non-organic foods do not leave the ingredient because of heat or other safety measures like washing the food. The bottom line here is that the healthiest option for a produce that is supposed to come naturally to us from the soil is to simply allow it to do so. If a harvest for tomatoes fails or is low, then instead of growing altered tomatoes or using ripening agents on them before an issue in them arises and transport them across continents, we should simply learn to live a few months without tomatoes. Does the concept of a piece of fresh fruit taking a several-day journey across nations and two continents not sit well with anyone else? When we bring home fresh produce or even meat products we understand that they have a shelf life because of the natural passage of time. The additives do not undo or even forestall this process (known basically as ‘spoiling’ or ‘rotting’) but they do hide much of the signs of it or make under ripe foods look normal and appealing. Under ripe foods are just as dangerous as spoiled although instead of facing the dangers of toxins and bacteria, a person feels filled and satisfied without receiving the nutrients from fully ripened foods or properly grown livestock. Organic foods, foods with as little human involvement as possible, are the best the earth can offer us and that is what has fed a thriving human population for more than thousands of years and should be turned to once again.
Organic food is more nutritious as it is not processed and stripped of all it's healthy nutrients. One of the healthiest points to organic food, is the fact that they do not have artificial flavors added, and they do not amass large amounts of sugar. Therefore, they are healthier foods.
I think this was best said in a Dilbert comic where Dogbert was doing tech support. I can't post the link, but Dogbert told the person calling in to shove twigs into his CD drive. Then, when asked 'Won't that hurt my computer?' Dogbert replied, 'of course not, it's all natural'.
The only way that organic foods are better for a person are when they compete with other foods that are heavily treated with chemicals and these foods have not been peeled, or completely cooked. Most of the time, though, organic foods are highly overrated and cost way too much for most people to buy.
Organic foods are just another way for a corporation to make more money and steal the dollars out of people's wallets every single day at the grocery store. There is no way that these are drastically healthier than the next best product, because I haven't died yet on non-organic products.