Currently, research is stretching its favor more on organic foods and has less concentrated on conventional food. Globally, organic food has become more popular than conventional food under all means. Everywhere you turn, there are talks that organic is healthier, greener or you as an individual must simply buy organic. “Organic food is considered to be more community and environmentally friendly. Again, it is absolutely vital for your health and living. My family and I cannot simply do without organic foods. Although we understand that it is much more expensive to buy it, we still find it worth to have our budget fixed on organic food rather than the common conventional food. As they say, in every rumor that is spread there is always some true that comes with it. I had some information that a certain individual for several months concentrated on organic food and to the individual’s amazement, his tumors decreased in sizes. Hence, I believe eating organic foods is good for our health,” explained mother Kristi my American host.
Despite what many people believe there is a contradicting debate as to whether conventional food can out do the organic food under any aspect or not. Nevertheless, as research hastens and new findings continue to emerge, there is no concrete evidence that proves the superiority of organic food to that of conventional food. One of the main problems with organic is that most of the shoppers have no idea what the term means, and they project to the whole globe the norms of good eating habits. Individuals thus should not prioritize buying organic food, it is not necessary after all; it is much more expensive than conventional food. Most of the people seem to shop for organic food, as it is the new trend shaping most economies rather concentrating on it as a want or necessity. Moreover, there has been no any prove that clears organic food free from pesticide.
All the meats and vegetables processed to meet certain standards are referred to as organic food. All the vegetables must be free from manmade fertilizers and industrial chemicals; they must, again, under all circumstances be void of genetically modified organisms whatsoever. Most of the organic meets have been retrieved from the animals that in most cases have access to pasture for which depend on for their lives. Large-scale literature reviews that there is no evidence whatsoever that shows conventional food has less nutritional and health value than organic food.
Again, individuals should understand that most of the conventional food is rich in numerous nutritional elements. This fact should hence make easier for most of the willing parents to shop for the food and cater for their families without straining under all costs. The higher prices associated with the organic kind of food have prove to hinder most of the children from enjoying the best nourishment they deserve. Analyst may ask, why do people eat?, and critics may argue that the point of eating is feed the human body with the right quality and quantity of energy it requires; thus if the prices become too expensive for the same individuals to spend, then the necessity of purchasing the organic food should be reconsidered at a whole new level. For this reason, its high costs become its very downside.
Secondly, purchasing organic food has duly become the new trend in town. According to the Food Marketing Institute and the Prevention Magazine, three out of ten people shopping will tend to buy organic food more than the conventional food (Rembert). The organic market has become so popular that every individual wants a penny of it as well. The community immediately switches their thinking and assumes that it is always flashy to purchase organic food on grounds that it is the most expensive and healthier than their conventional counter parts (Rembert).
This kind of behavior tends to show their lavish kind of living that they want to live with the higher taste for life quality that comes with it. According to David Miliband the secretary for Environment, most of the people who went for the naturally produced foods assumed to be chemical free did so as a lifestyle choice and not a necessity (Rembert). Hence, the purchases made for the organics are fashion oriented, as most of the individuals have a no sober reason for engaging in the purchases.
Thirdly, individuals should quit purchasing organic food simply because conventional food is essential too. Conventional food has occupied the markets for years and the community at large is used to this kind of food. According to David Miliband, “the very emergence of the organics was a brilliant move but other produce grown using chemicals and manmade fertilizers should not be done away with. It is very uncouth to say that almost over ninety percent of our farm produce is not reliable just because it does not fit in the organics category. Actually there is no evidence yet brought forward that shows that organic food is safer and healthier than conventional food. Research has shown that almost 4.5 billion liters of chemicals are utilized each year by the British farms and that moderate intake of chemically farm-produced products is harmless to human bodies (Rembert).
Lastly, to align issues into perspective, people should consider the fact the most foods that we do often eat contain large natural organisms that are very much toxic than the pesticides that farmers do spray on them while conducting their agricultural activities. Thus, organic foods do not necessary mean pesticide-free. Conspiracy theories have made people believe that conventional foods always contain pesticides that are usually unfit for the human body and tend to largely affect children who most probably have weaker body systems than the adults to protect them from these harmful and dangerous pesticides.
Nevertheless, the very evidence of harm from the said exposure of pesticides to the discouraging lower levels OP pesticide deposits in the diets is completely missing in both adults and children (Avery). It should be clear that in order to produce surplus organic foods, the so-called giants in the agribusiness must advocate heavily for the allowance of genetically modified plants and the use of less amounts of pesticide into the organic sector by the responsible agencies.
Again, despite fewer studies becoming exposed into the limelight by organic advocates, there has been a vast concrete majority of scientific research, evidently showing lower production yield of organic agricultural farms than non-organic agricultural farms. It is clear now that most of the organic producers never consider the use of the no-till production strategies where farmers assume the ground for a while and neglect plowing it. The producers do away with the use of cover crops that reduce the urgency and need for irrigation. Thus, to benefit from the same production as the non-organic way of farming, more land will be required, and increased use of land is not appropriate for ecological purposes (Rembert).
Spending money on organics or conventional foods is perceived one’s choice. There has not been any scientific evidence that has consistently proved that organic foods are much better than their conventional counterparts are. Careful and controlled study has continued to show that most consumers just cannot differentiate between the two. In the meanwhile, the evidence above shows that organic products are not just good enough, as most consumers perceive them to be. The high prices associated with the organics are a barrier to most people wishing to advocate adequate health to their families. Others purchase the organic foods for fun, either to show off, or to keep up with fashion. Consumers must understand that conventional foods are also healthy and safe to consume.
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