That article represents “bad science” in all its glory.
Yes, a study was performed. Yes, people in the group who reported eating more organic food had less cancer.
It is massively over reaching to say anything about a causal link between the organic food and cancer rates. In fact it is more probably that there is some other factor contributing to both. Buying, or not buying, organic food is a good indicator for those other factors.
Consider three people, Anne, Bob and Claire
Anne is concerned about her health. She exercises regularly, eats a balanced diet, does not smoke and drinks in moderation. From time to time she buys organic food because she believes it is better for her.
Bob is an office worker in a stressful job. He works long hours, smokes on his breaks and at the weekend drinks with his mates. He knows his health is suffering, but has no real interest in changing. Most of his meals are pre-processed because he has little time to cook from fresh. He can’t remember ever buying anything labeled organic.
Claire is poor she works hard to keep a roof over her family and feed them well. Unfortunately the cheap food that she can afford is mostly empty calories - lots of rice, cheap bread and so on. They rarely get fresh fruit and vegetable.
The study linked does nothing to look at the people behind the statistics.
Anne’s lower risk of cancer is because is concerned for her health generally, and has the means to take steps to protect it. Consumption of organic - which is more expensive and perceived to be healthier - is an indicator for all the other steps she is taking. Organic food is not the causal factor.
Bob’s lifestyle is dreadful. He is highly unlikely to go out of his way to buy organic food. But his higher cancer risk is much more to do with his smoking and drinking than organic food. Again, other factors are causal.
Claire may want to eat organic, but poverty prevents her. And poverty comes with its own set of health issues. People who are poor are less likely to take preventative measures to protect their health, they eat less nutritious food and have more stressful jobs. If we have Claire organics food she would still be poor and the other causal factors would still be there.
This article tells us that rich people who care about their health are more likely to be healthier.
(Other “bad science” red flags - the link to the original journal article is broken.
It is a news site - they get links by sensationalising everything. Read the original scientists own words for a more balanced view.)