However, organic foods only accounts for 0. 9 percent of total worldwide farmland” (10 reasons organic food is so expensive).The highly demand of organic food causes the high price, and organic farmers want to offset the loss of organic foods as much as possible when they grew it. Additionally, the less using of chemical makes the organic food fresher, because organic foods do not have preservative to make it longer (Organic Foods). The fresher food often tastes good and be healthier to people, so people prefer to buy organic foods. Usually, the performance of food can attract people to buy it.
Organic food has better ratings on health benefits than conventional food but conventional food costs less. Most people have a hard time making an educated decision on the better selection. Scientists and consumers have reviewed and theorized that the healthier option for the human body seems to be consuming organic food in comparison with traditional foods. Many people disagree about the legitimacy of the argument for organic food consumption, and whether it will result as the healthier choice. Organic food proves to be the healthier choice because of the way the crops get handled.
Rachel Cernansky said “His group’s study also found that conventionally grown farm crops are four times more likely than organic crops to contain pesticide residues.” Other people will say when you grow organic food they are helping out the environment. “Research is beginning to show organic foods can be better—and not only for the people who eat it. Growing foods organically also can help the environment, new data show.” Maybe the organic food people grow will not have the right fertilizer and will grow unhealthy for people. Rachel Cernansky says “For instance, organic fruits, vegetables and other crops must not have been treated with synthetic fertilizers, certain pesticides or sewage sludge.” Some people will say that a plant or animal will not have a disease but what if someone forgets to check that animal if they had a diseases and a person eats it than that person will get a disease. Rachel Cernansky says “Meat, eggs and milk must come from animals that have been raised according to specific health and welfare standards.
According to a Redbook magazine article that states the reason that organically grown foods are healthier, is because the have less pesticides and fertilizers. That helps the production of the phytochemicals which increases due to the need, for... ... middle of paper ... ... the organic movement, and criticizes the people who want organic foods as “zealots”. Presley, Jimmie. “Mad cow to cost firms almost $6 billion.” 25 February 2004. Web.
Adding tax on unhealthy food may be one way to force their parents to think about buying more healthy food and cooking at home, and start to teach their children eat healthily. To sum up, most of healthy food is more expensive which need to spend more money and time than unhealthy food, so most people would not choose to buy healthy food. Also, from the report example of tobacco, it shows that increase tax can discourage of sales in one production. I suggest decreasing the tax rate of healthy food and increasing the tax rate of unhealthy food to balance the price and encourage people to buy more healthy food. Then, there will be more people eating healthy and less obesity.
According to an organic food eater, “I eat more fruits and vegetables than most people, and they’re expensive” (Gollust, 1). Unfortunately, many people would choose more convenient cheaper food rather than the healthy stuff. Besides the unsightly cost of organic food, many people choose not to buy it because they feel there is no health related difference between organic and processed foods. In order to be stamped as ‘organic’, foods must contain at least 95% certified organic ingredients (Laliberte, 7). The remaining 5% must be from a national list of substances the USDA has ap... ... middle of paper ... ...Works Cited Cawely, John.
Agri... ... middle of paper ... ...arket trends changing there is an increased demand for organic foods but these goods are at an increased cost. Organic farming and products are significantly more expensive and there are not any studies that support a significant difference in the vitamin, mineral, and nutritional content. Organic farm regulations are too loose and there is great variability in the maturity status of farms that is not recognized .Organic foods have a much lower rate of risk for pesticides due to organic farming techniques that exclude synthetic pesticides but a raised risk for E Coli contaminants through organic manure. Organic foods have no benefits today that are great enough to justify the additional cost. Consumers are often uninformed on where their food comes from or what is in it and this paper is intended to help them make better decisions about the foods they purchase.
In other words, since organic food has become popular to the public, big companies in the food industry have taken over (Coleman). Moreover, he defined organic food as “locally grown and unprocessed, with exceptional quality” (Coleman). His standard of “Real Food” farming is the place where fresh fruits and vegetables along with a 50-mile radius of their final sale. Additionally, beans grains and potatoes are developed inside a 300-mile radius of the last sale. His standard is not a realistic goal which is to grow and produce food products naturally because it costs more money and requires nurturing by good farmers.
Although I knew these food items contained harsh chemicals and were not the best for my health, I needed a cheaper diet. I also had a tight schedule and never had time to exercise so this would also be a factor for my health. Sadly, in our society, so many processed foods are much cheaper than organic foods, so we go with the cheaper choice. With this being said, why spend seventy-five on organic food when twenty-five on Hydroxycut and thirty-five on groceries for the week saves more money. This would save the minimum of seven hours of exercise a week as well as five dollars.
Americans use this statement to validate going out to eat rather than cooking. Bittman argues that this statement is used to explain the reasoning of why people are overweight, particularly in lower income families (660). The reality is that it is not cheaper to buy fast food or junk food, but actually cheaper to cook a home cooked meal. It could cost around 28 dollars to feed a family of four at McDonalds, while it can cost around 14 dollars to cook a meal at home and even low as 9 dollars (Bittman660). Excuses of junk food being cheaper is not relevant, it is the lack of time wanting to spend and the way society and the body is programmed.