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Since the 1920s when chemical fertilizers were first used commercially on a large scale, there have been claims that agricultural chemicals produce less healthful and less nutritious food crops. By the 1940s, the organic farming movement had begun, in part due to this belief that food grown using more traditional, chemical-free methods was more healthful. Foods grown by these methods came to be known as "organic." Today, this notion has continued in the alternate health arena, and some alternative treatments, such as the Gerson cancer therapy, rely on food grown organically. But the question remains: is organically grown food more nutritious?