I knew it! It was worth the extra $$ to buy organic food for my pet fruit fly.
From the NYT Blog "Well":
The research, titled “Organically Grown Food Provides Health Benefits to Drosophila melanogaster,” tracked the effects of organic and conventional diets on the health of fruit flies. By nearly every measure, including fertility, stress resistance and longevity, flies that fed on organic bananas and potatoes fared better than those who dined on conventionally raised produce.
Well, that settles that. I know what to feed my pet fruit fly from now on.
Read it all here before you go fruit fly pet food shopping: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/is-organic-better-ask-a-fruit-fly/?exprod=myyahoo
And then when you're done with that, you can read this piece before going shopping for yourself.
NYT: "Stanford Scientists Cast Doubt on Advantages of Organic Meat and Produce"