UK Food Agency Claims Organic Food Has No Health Benefits

The Times online gives the rundown here. Here's the summary of their conclusions:

The watchdog stopped short of advising consumers that buying organic producewas a waste of money but its message was clear: choosing to eat organic food will make no important difference to a person’s overall health. Eating a healthy balanced diet is the only important thing, the report concluded.

I'm so flabbergasted by this I'm not quite sure where to start. The study doesn't take into account pesticides and chemicals present in and on the foods. Isn't that the greatest health benefit to eating organic? The study doesn't take into consideration industrial agricultural practices that degrade the land, the soil and the atmosphere. Might those factors play into a consumer's health? Most of all the study takes the definition of nutrition and breaks it down into it's chemical components and even more it breaks the individual down into an isolated component, as if the interaction of individuals doesn't play into a persons health.

One of the mysteries of agriculture, food and soil is that when we spray pesticides and herbicides we destroy not just the things we want to destroy, we kill off innumerable other micro-organisms and bacteria that go into producing. Thousands of living organisms in the soil becomes 3 or 4. There is more to growing food than NPK. I'm a bit out of my expertise on organics so anyone else with more insight please chime in.