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Is organic food healthier than conventional food?

By Brierley Wright, March 15, 2013 - 1:02pm

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Brierley asks: Which foods do you buy organic?

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Hi Brierley,

Just spent an hour reading over some great healthy eating articles and recipes. I'm happily making my grocery list of a few of my fave ingredients to prepare in a new way.

I'd like to share some info with you and your fellow bloggers, that I think you would find interesting with your nutritional background. What's the best way to contact you via e-mail? You can send to Donna at tropicalparadise96@gmail.com

Thanks,
Donna

Donna_1048

03/18/2013 - 4:22pm

Organic is better.........less chance of getting diseases.

Anonymous

03/19/2013 - 12:13pm

Organic, based on TV ads and other information on the internet, is better! Organic food has less toxins; for instance, lettuce is nowadays organically grown which I think better because it is eaten raw. www.tinnitusgoaway.com/

Anonymous

03/20/2013 - 1:36pm

i buy organic

Anonymous

04/18/2013 - 10:38am

Imagine a world where people were developing illnesses just because of the fact that they are consuming food. Current farms are increasing the use of chemicals in their crops in order to improve their growth rate and their resistance to diseases and pests. As a result, supermarket shelves are being loaded with contaminated food, which bring us to wonder: “Is organic food the solution?”
In fact, it is firmly confirmed that organic food is much healthier compared to those in which pesticides were used during their growth. Another benefit of organic food is that its flavor and quality overcomes the ones of non-organic, which makes it more pleasant to our palate. Needless to say, consuming organic food is undoubtedly a way for us to not only preserve our health but also help environment healing. In other words, the production of organic food helps the world become greener.
However, organic food production costing outweighs the costing of non-organic, which takes farmers to prefer the conventional method. Moreover, organic crops are more susceptible to pests and diseases, which means that they require more care. Another drawback is that organic food output rate is low, therefore, it ends up being charged for a high price, making it be considered a high-society food.
In conclusion, although organic food is a considerable solution to bar contaminated food consumption, it is yet difficult for farm to produce sufficient quantity that would be able to feed the entire planet. We need to focus on studying a way that could help organic food output increase in a way that it equalizes non-organic. Naturally, its costing would decrease and it would become affordable for the whole society.

Anonymous

04/26/2013 - 10:37am

Imagine a world where people were developing illnesses just because of the fact that they are consuming food. Current farms are increasing the use of chemicals in their crops in order to improve their growth rate and their resistance to diseases and pests. As a result, supermarket shelves are being loaded with contaminated food, which bring us to wonder: “Is organic food the solution?”
In fact, it is firmly confirmed that organic food is much healthier compared to those in which pesticides were used during their growth. Another benefit of organic food is that its flavor and quality overcomes the ones of non-organic, which makes it more pleasant to our palate. Needless to say, consuming organic food is undoubtedly a way for us to not only preserve our health but also help environment healing. In other words, the production of organic food helps the world become greener.
However, organic food production costing outweighs the costing of non-organic, which takes farmers to prefer the conventional method. Moreover, organic crops are more susceptible to pests and diseases, which means that they require more care. Another drawback is that organic food output rate is low, therefore, it ends up being charged for a high price, making it be considered a high-society food.
In conclusion, although organic food is a considerable solution to bar contaminated food consumption, it is yet difficult for farm to produce sufficient quantity that would be able to feed the entire planet. We need to focus on studying a way that could help organic food output increase in a way that it equalizes non-organic. Naturally, its costing would decrease and it would become affordable for the whole society.

Anonymous

04/26/2013 - 10:38am

This is so true.Organic is much healthier for you.

Anonymous

04/28/2013 - 11:14pm

Eating organic is important to both an individual's health and the earth's health.
A tip to getting organic food cheaper is to order from organic food stores online in an area near where you live. Planet organics delivers near where I live around San Francisco.

Anonymous

07/17/2013 - 2:32pm

I have been purchasing mostly organic food for a few years now, because I always thought i was being healthier by doing this. However, I never did the research to back up my opinion. Recently I decided to do some research on this topic to gain a better understanding about both food types. I used both Google and a library database to find information, and both sources provided some valuable information. Like the two studies you discuss, my sources were inconclusive on which food is the healthier choice. Some articles said that organic was healthier and some said that there was no difference except price. After conducting research on this topic I think that I will continue to purchase organic food just in case it is the healthier option, however I also believe that more research is needed to prove if organic is in fact healthier than conventional food.

-Phalen Walker

Anonymous

03/03/2014 - 3:21pm

I buy most all of my foods organic. However I have never actually done the research as to why it's better than conventional food. Recently I researched the topic on Google and a library database and my results were inconclusive much like the two studies you discussed. Some sources said that there was no difference between organic and conventional products, and others said that organic foods do not have the pesticides and chemicals that conventional foods have. So after this research I think that even though my results were inconclusive I will continue to purchase organic food just to be on the safe side!

-Phalen Walker

Anonymous

03/04/2014 - 8:42pm

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