The very fact that organic produce costs more should tell you something, why does it cost more to NOT have pesticides sprayed? Could it be that the big agricultural companies are in on it? WHY should someone have to PAY to be certified as organic but to spray any old rubbish on it is perfectly fine? Things are backwards, organic produce should be a given. I agree with all those people advising to grow your own. In the UK we are lucky enough that organic produce is not that much more expensive and there are lots of veg box schemes supporting local farms available. Monsanto is seriously one of the most evil corporations on the planet and they provide most of your pesticides. As for, is organic food good for you? That should be the easiest answer in the world, of course it is! We lived off organic food for centuries and suffered a lot less stomach complaints. Being a sufferer of extreme stomach problems like so many other people I question all processed foods now. I avoid as much as I can and buy organic most of the time when I am not supplying my own food. Organic should be a right not more expensive IMO.
I am not sure if its worth it for me to buy organic produce as its a lot more expensive. Having said that I try to grow as much of my own produce as I can as I feel it tastes better even if its not any better for me. I also wonder if all this increasing yields per acre of farmland has led to less nutritious foods.
If you notice, he said you cannot use conventional pesticides...not that you cannot use ANY pesticides (to be considered organic). Organic produce can and does have pesticide residue...it's just "natural" pesticide. Just because it is not synthetic does not mean it is good for you. Arsenic is natural, but it's still not OK to eat.
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Pesticides can harm helpful bacteria in the gut that helps us digest food. Organic farming is also better for the environment, and the health of the environment is important to our health as well. The more I learn about the way conventional agriculture is harming us and the environment, the more I want to support organic farmers by buying organic and local. I think it's worth the cost. If you can grow your own, obviously that great too.
This "unbiased" video brought to you by Uncle Ben's Rice (am I the only one who saw that ad at the beginning?).
It's ridiculous that whoever this guy is uses "there's debate amongst scientists" as a reason to go ahead and eat conventional foods. Remember, there was debate amongst scientists for a long time about whether smoking caused cancer or not. Isn't it better to wait until the research is in, before you eat GMO and pesticide covered foods?
Organic is better for our environment and it's better for the families of farming communities, who have to deal with having pesticides sprayed over their towns. A recent study showed the effects that pesticide sprays in farming communities have on school aged children (Spoiler: the effects aren't good in any way).
The next time they make an "unbiased" video like this, perhaps they should leave off the Uncle Ben's ad, and actually make an unbiased video.
It is just a a way for big companies to make more money. Wash your food in either a bleach wash or hydrogen peroxide wash and save yourself some money. I got new for everyone they grow these food right next to the NOT organic stuff, do you honesty think there is no run off into the Organic side?
I think a fool I born every day... because pesticides can be neutralized just by washing your fruits and veggies with a tablespoon of bleach in a gallon o f water, wash your fruit or veggies in that and rinse...you been fooled if you believe organic is healthy for you....because someone who has Ecoli on their hands just touched your foods....so be safe...wash your foods or grow your own if you want to know your food is safe! People are fooled everyday when your not educated!
I find it quite interesting that this video didn't even mention the fact that by USDA guidelines that USDA ORGANIC labeled foods cannot contain GMOs. Another reason why people are buying organic besides being worried about the levels of pesticides and antibiotics and hormones in their food. Is it healthier than conventional? I don't know but I really don't feel like being turned into a science experiment without my knowledge by a multi-billion dollar corporation who is also responsible for Agent Orange. But then again, that's just me.
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