Also, organic farming embraces the principle that agriculture must meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations, not to mention that organic foods are often the safest, freshest, most flavorful and most nutritious foods in the marketplace (European Journal of Nutrition 40: 289-292 (2001)). The USDA has tried to emphasize that organic food is no healthier, and adds no real benefits to a healthy lifestyle than regular foods. However, with the contamination present in plants treated with pesticides, pre ... ... middle of paper ... ...pect. It matters to our communities. But most of all, it matters to our appreciation of life.
In order for a product to be labeled as “organic”, they must meet several specific conditions and requirements. Consuming organic food will not only affect health, but also the existence of animals as well as the food resource and the environment. Organic food is grown in healthy soil that does not contain pesticides such as, fungicides, insecticides, and herbicides. In the books “Food Rules” by Michael Pollan, on the food rule number 30s, he states, “Eat well-grown food from healthy soil.” That explains, “…it is true that food certified organic is usually well grown in relatively healthy soil – soil nourished by organic matter rather than chemical fertilizers.” (Pollan67). Pesticides that being used in conventional products may still be able to tolerate by humans in low concentration.
Many people are claiming to only buy organic but how it is different than the typical processed foods that fill the grocery store shelves? People that buy only organic food normally state some of the following reasons; they’re safer, they’re kinder to the environment and they’re healthier. (Watson, 2012) In the following paragraphs we will dig deeper into more elaborate explanations of these meanings and take a look at how organic food compares to non-organic food. Is there a difference between organic foods and non-organic foods? Size and shape of food is a huge factor that catches our eye right off the bat.
Any non-genetically engineered, non-irradiated agricultural produce produced without the use of synthetic fertilizers, growth managers, or pesticides is considered organic. This being said, farmers must rely on non-synthetic fertilizer, crop-rotation, and government white-listed pesticides. Any animal products are not routinely injected with anibiotics. Also, any food produced must have been farmed for three years organically before it is considered organic (Griswold). This means that organic foods are indeed farmed with fertilizers.
Organic foods have become more and more popular over the years, and consumers may or may not be knowledgeable when shopping for organic and/or conventional foods. This report will help define the difference between organic and conventional foods and farming, including the health benefits and risks. The demand for organic foods will also be discussed briefly. The purpose of this research is to describe and identify the advantages and issues that are involved with organic and inorganic foods. Organic Practices Organic foods are those grown without the use of growth hormones, antibiotics, synthetic pesticides, or chemical fertilizers.
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Could it be a direct result of what I feed my body? Though some may view organic food as unnecessary, it is undeniably the most wholesome diet. Eating organically is the way to go. “Organic, in food terms, is defined as free of chemical pesticides and certain farming practices." (Portnoy 24) Organic food has always been around; but it is now more scarce than before the rise of conventional (non-organic) food.
Organic produce/food is becoming more popular by the year. People say that organically grown food is healthier than conventional. There are no facts or data that show organic provides more nutrients than conventional produce. Many people who are against the use of pesticides and water soluble fertilizers support the companies that are stating these facts. Only problem with this is the public does not know what to beli... ... middle of paper ... ...and-challenges-0000431 Health Benefits of Organic Food | Organic Facts.
Audience Relevance: Everyone should know why we need to choose organic food over conventional food. Buying organic food has improved my life and it can improve yours as well instead of risking your life eating food that have been exposed to numerous chemicals. C. Thesis: Organic food is full of nutrients and when compared to conventional food is a much better choice D. Preview of main points: First, I will describe what organic food is, then I will discuss how harmful conventional food is, then I will discuss the benefits of eating organic. II. Transition to Main Point 1: I’m sure you all have heard of organic food but may not know exactly what it is or what makes it organic.
My personal definition, before this research assignment, was that organic products were grown with no pesticides, chemical additives, or preservatives and grown in a humane way. Meaning that if it said 100% organic, that is what was meant. This however, is not the case when it comes to the government’s definition of organic, according to T. A. Niewold who wrote, “Organic More Healthy; Green Shoots in a Scientific Semi-Desert”. There are many cases when just a simple term can change the whole meaning of a definition. Such is the case when describing organic eggs.