If the food is completely organic, the label may show 100 percent organic on the label. Also, if the label shows organic which means the food contains 95 percent organic. Meanwhile, the food has less than 70 percent organic; it cannot have the label of USDA (Organic foods). The USDA is a credible department to follow the standards of the government so the customers who are doubt the organic foods can trust on it. When they want to buy the organic food, they can check the ingredients of the food to find out the organic food that they want.
Moreover, the type of organic foods that most likely purchased by ASTRO staffs will determine in this study. Lastly, based on the research questions, research objectives and also hypothesis a theoretical framework was constructed based on the independent variables. 2.2 Consumer attitude towards buying organic food According to (Blackwell et all. 2003) attitudes come in many shapes and forms. For example, attitude toward a behavior which is an evaluation of performing a particular behavior involving the attitude object, such as buying organic food.
The taste of the organic food is one of reason encourage people to purchase the organic food. Renée S Hughner, Pierre McDonagh, Andrea Prothero, Clifford J. Shultz II, and Julie Stanton in their article" Who Are Organic Food Consumers? A Compilation and Review of Why People Purchase Organic Food ", said that several studies have found ‘taste’ to be among the most important criteria in organic food purchases. Organic food is fresh so of that is tastier than inorganic food is not including preservatives that make it last longer as the organic
Does it Pay to Buy Organic? Retrieved from Businessweek website: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/04_36/b3898129_mz070.htm In this online magazine article Cropper asks a real pers... ... middle of paper ... ...nic labels. While our foods in the stores may show us which ones are organic, many of our local farmers can not afford to certify their products. The good news is that only farmers who have to be certified are the ones that make above a certain amount, so this article encourages us to check with our local farmers and visit their farms to find out their techniques. We may find a local organic grower without the increased prices.
The organic system rejects all forms of synthetic... ... middle of paper ... ...and 17 human studies conducted in the United States and Europe to compare pesticide residues, antibiotic resistance and vitamin and nutrient levels in organic and conventionally produced foods. The study confirms consumers who eat organic fruits and vegetables can significantly reduce pesticide concentrations in their bodies. In the end organic foods are good for the human body. In the earlier years before genetic engineering, all of our foods were organic and healthy. Eating organics foods are best for our bodies and it helps to improve life.
I picked this claim because I wanted to find out if there was a big difference between organic food and non-organic. In order to confirm the claim, we first need to take into consideration what “healthy” means. Does it mean no or little pesticides, food grown from non-chemical fertilizers, no antibiotics or growth hormones, or which holds the most nutrients? Perhaps, “healthy” is a combination of all the above. Overall, at this time, organic foods meet this standard.
Organic foods is known for saving the environment. “Organic farming practices benefit the environment by reducing pollution and conserving water and soil” ( Tecco 1 ) . “Organic ingredients is made with at least 70% organic ingredients. The USDA Organic seal cannot be used” ( Tecco 3 ) . “Natural refers to meat or poultry containing no artificial ingredients or added color.
However, in non-organic products many chemicals are used in the production of vegetables, snacks, and meats. Scientists have developed unorthodox chemicals to keep pests away, enhance shelf life, and genetically modify products. As a regular consumer of organic foods, I feel much better knowing that I am not eating chemical filled foods, but natural foods; the way nature intended us to eat. With this being said, I strongly believe that consumers should only purchase organic products for they are healthier for the human body, greener for the environment, and humane towards animals. Firstly, it can be said that organic foods are healthier on that grounds that they lack unnecessary chemicals found in non-organic foods.
Instead they just trust that organic is healthier than the produce that is being sprayed with chemicals. The rise of organic food has created an illusion that organic food is healthier and has nutritional benefits that exceed those of conventional food products. What is organic food? To understand this illusion that the government creates, the definition of organic must be addressed. According to Robert Paarlberg, the author of Food Politics, “organic foods are produced without any human-made (i.e., synthetic) fertilizers or pesticides” instead “organic farmers use composted animal manure and plant cover crops they can later turn into soil” (Paarlberg, 139).
Positive perceptions towards organic food can be seen within the consumers, but price and unavailability is the main reason why consumers restrain from purchasing it. Ethical reasons, quality of food, health, safety, and family aspects are the main reasons why consumers purchase organic food rather than modified food products. With the help of organic farmers to produce more organic products and distribute it equally, and mass media to advertise and inform consumers about the benefits of organic food, an organic consumer base can be formed in order to support the conservation of the Earth for future generations.