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Nowadays, organic food is getting more and more (redundant) popular due to its benefit for human’s health. Many people even suggest using organic food in diet programs. However, some scientists debated on its actual benefits. Is organic food healthier than conventional food? Is it more nutritious and safer because it contains less pesticide residues?
Generally, any particular food can be called an organic food if it fulfills these three criteria. First, it does not come from genetically modified organisms. Second, it grows naturally which means that it gets available access to the outdoors, direct sunlight, fresh air, and freedom of movement. Third, there are no irradiations or chemical additives involved in developing organic food (United State Department of Agriculture).
From the short definition above, it is obvious that people expect organic food to be more nutritious, safer and environmentally friendlier after spending a lot of money since consumers have to pay more for organic food than conventional food. Nowadays, many people stereotype that organic food is better than conventional food. 63 percent of Americans would rather buy organic food than conventional food (US Organic Food Market Increases). Nonetheless, to say that organic food is better than conventional food is not entirely true because the differences between organic food and conventional food just in the way it is handled, grown, and processed. Many people have argued against these beliefs. “There is no scientific evidence to suggest that organic food is more nutritious or safer than conventional food” (Parnes). After all, it does not really matter, if it is organic or not, the most important thing is that people should change their eating behavior by eating f...

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