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Is Organic Food Better for Your Health?

Is Organic Food Better for Your Health?



Many of my friends and family will only touch organic food. That’s their right, and I don’t try to fight with them. I sometimes get uncomfortable, though, when they …

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  1. Tunde Ajao

    To tell you the truth there might be minor difference as organic food taste better.
    Growing up in Africa, I know that the food does seem different
    For example Chicken, the boilers grown in just 6 weeks full of hormones, antibiotics, etc taste different from the free roaming chickens. The bones are stronger the the flesh more firmer.
    Then the grapes although smaller and contains more seeds the taste sweeter and juicier than their commercially grown variety. There is difference in tenure, and taste to say the least.
    However, in the large scale of things commercial framing has been able to make some things available to us that could have never been available and at an affordable price. hence we are healthier than previous generations, if we are to survive we have to go non-organic as the resource to produce non-organic food is unsustainable for our current population

  2. Robert Dress

    You are a Fool. Did you get these random statistics from Monsanto? Your video is vague and ridiculous at best. There is no stream of logic here at all. It is a scientific fact that food laced with insecticides, growth hormones and other toxic chemicals give people cancer and destroy the planet. Rachel Carson in her book 'Silent Spring' used the word BIOCIDE. Any so called study that concludes that insecticides are safe to consume are most likely tied to the pharmaceutical industry. There may be similarities in vitamin content between organic and non organic food but that says little about the cancer causing chemicals that get into your system and eventually kill you. The truth is, that if most people demand Organic food we would get it. After all it is a business. The only people who insist on "feeding the world" or that we must use chemicals to farm are the very people who manufacture death for profit. If all at once the world decided to go Organic the world will have plenty. There are also natural remedies to keep insects away like planting particular species near and around crops that particular insects don't like. There are all types of natural defense mechanism that ward off invaders which you fail to see.

  3. Re

    LMAO! Is this guy still alive eating that GMO pesticide Glyphosate Round up crap they put on his food?! (Poor ignorant man!)Watch “Genetic Roulette” on YouTube and soon to be released “Secret Ingredient” ! This guy obviously hasn’t seen the ghost written documents by Monsanto!

  4. aa aa

    Thank you for addressing this issue. I do think it would be important to address the environmental differences. After all, tomorrows food will come from the environment we may be abusing today. Organics are important for the environment. If you don't pay more so organics than you can thank me for doing your part. Organic do ensure that food is GMO free and that is important for me because despite the lack of evidence at this point, I believe science and studies will show long term health issues with generations that grew up eating a variety of GMO products. We have seen this with sugar, artificial sweeteners, butter, and margarine for example. If I learned one thing from "food science" it is that it is always changing. Tomorrows study may disprove today's and by that time it may be too late. Many people pay for health insurance and car insurance. Well, this is my food insurance. It is based on tomorrows scientific studies.

  5. Indian women athome

    When you go organic… It's not only for self, but more for the environment, the soil and the water table… You cannot argue that nature had its own ways of maintaining a cycle. Pesticides interfered with it, and will contaminate the soil and the water… Even the air…

  6. BenjaminGessel

    Folks…

    1.) Organic produce vs. conventional produce is NOT THAT big of a deal… But with the dirty dozen at least, yeah, THOROUGHLY WASH that stuff. Organic produce when you're getting stuff in the dirty dozen arena, is always a good idea…

    2.) Organic/grass-fed/wild-caught animal foods ARE a big deal, compared to conventional animal foods!!! Animal foods already have many qualities about them that make them LESS HEALTHY than produce, etc. MANY. MANY. THINGS…

    If you buy higher quality animal foods, you are DEFINITELY avoiding a lot of mercury and heavy metals in a lot of fish, pollution, poop, etc. in farmed fish, poop, hormones, etc. in conventional poultry, and hormones and all kinds of crap in conventional dairy and red meat. All this stuff WILL KILL YOU PREMATURELY!!!! Animal foods don't need to be consumed as much as they are currently being consumed. They are more complex, and again, there are substances in animal foods, even high quality animal foods, that make them not as healthy as plant foods…

    Take organic produce a little bit seriously. Take the grass-fed/organic poultry/wild-caught fish in clean waters VERY, VERY SERIOUSLY…

  7. Paul McGhee

    Do your own scientific test first, before listening to anyone else, including me. Go to the garden section at your local box store and buy the cheapest $5 bag of chemical fertilizer. Walmart carries a 10-10-10 fertilizer for about $5. Smell(or taste if you dare) and tell me you want that petroleum in your body, in any way. I could be wrong, smell is very subjective, but to me it smells disgusting.

  8. Paul McGhee

    I think the bigger picture is non organic farming eventually destroys the soil(remember the dust bowl) and requires stripping more and more land to continue large scale farming production. There is nothing inherently wrong with a human being deciding to indirectly ingest manufactured chemicals in their body. Perhaps it's not that bad, as you say. That's obviously Their choice, and one I try to avoid whenever possible. However as a world society, if we are not careful, we will destroy the natural order of the geography. Clearing forests to produce agriculture has consequences, especially when taken too far. Do we really want to trade that for $.87 a gallon cooking oil? Do some research on the earliest rainforest images from NASA and the most recent. You might be surprised. The forests hold a tremendous amount of carbon. Think about it. Apparently an acre of rainforest is cleared every second. 91% is used for animal pasture and agriculture. I'm not bleeding heart liberal, but I'm decent at university level math. I'd say the current story has an unhappy ending at this rate of change.

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