preview

Tone and Collusion in Organic Food: Consuming Careless Disease

Powerful Essays
Cancer or spend a few extra bucks? Most of us would not think of such an eccentric decision.
Without a doubt everyone would choose to spend more money over having cancer. Nevertheless, only thirty-two percent of patrons select the blatant choice. In fact, in the Thomson Beuters health survey on organic food, reveals that sixty-eight percent of consumers say they would select non-organic food because it is cheaper, widely available, and are more innocuous than organic foods. The same study revealed that the sixty-eight percent that chose non-organic over organic foods were not educated, or somewhat educated, on how detrimental conventional foods are. After being informed of the harmful effects, most shoppers obliterated their first answer (Fear of Toxins). We as consumers should convert to organic food because of the nutritional value, the improvement in our health, and in our environment.
Therefore, what is organic and conventional food?
Organic food is manufactured by farmers who accentuate the use of replaceable resources and the preservation of soil and water to increase environmental standards for the future. Organic poultry, meat, dairy products, and eggs come from animals that are given no growth hormones or antibiotics. Organic food is produced without using most conventional defoliants such as: fertilizers made with ersatz ingredients or sewage mud; ionizing radiation; or bioengineering (Campbell). How do we know the difference between organic and non-organic products? Natural grown goods will have a label that says it is organic. Before a product can be labeled as “organic,” a Government-approved certifier scrutinizes the farm where the food is grown to make sure the agriculturist is following all the rul...

... middle of paper ...

...Some cost the same or less, such as bread, coffee, hamburger, and even cereal. The price for organic food is high as of now because organic farming is a lot more management intensive and requires more labor; it reflect the accurate cost of growing; and organic farms are smaller. Some say buying natural products is a complete waste of money and that organic foods are less healthy than conventional food. Organic granola, chips, cereals, and cookies do have more fat, calories, and sugar (Smith-Spangler, et al.). Studies are still being done on the actual nutritional benefits of organic food but with the current research we have knowledge of how the health advantages are true. Most people believe that the health benefits alone are enough for them to switch to organic. For others it may take a cancer scare or stroke for them to even think about giving it a try.
Get Access