Essay on The Benefits of Producing and Eating Organic Foods

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A cultural shift to organic is critical for future human and environmental benefits for three reasons. First, a person’s health depends on good food being put in the body. Organic foods do not contain any artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, or pesticides making them better for one‘s health. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 60% of all herbicides, 90% of all fungicides and 30% of all pesticides-- all chemicals in conventionally grown agriculture-- cause cancer (CCOF). The bottom line is that these chemicals are poisons designed to kill living organisms and can all harm humans. Second, because organic foods use natural fertilizers such as compost or manure, crop rotation, and careful breeding, many people …show more content…
First, consumers see a link between agricultural practices and the health of the earth. For example, it is now understood that conventional agriculture overworks the soil breaking down carbon into carbon dioxide. When released into the atmosphere, this carbon dioxide contributes significantly to global warming. On the other hand, organic farming has been found to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide by pulling it from the air and storing it within the soil as carbon (Pimentel et al. 573). Secondly, consumers see a healthy earth interconnected with human health. For example, plants growing in eco-friendly soil cultivate, based on what conventional wisdom says about pesticides and antibiotics, logically safer food. Safer food will lead to healthier people and less money spent on healthcare. Lastly, recent outbreaks of a disease that basically eats away at its victim’s brain known commonly as Mad Cow Disease has pointed public attention health wise (Dunn-Georgiou 29). This disease occurred when cows were fed meal made from ground up body parts of infected animals. Organically raised animals, conversely, are fed 100 percent organically raised grain that in no way could result in the transmission of strange diseases. The cumulative effects of pollutions, pesticides, and health problems for both animals and people are dangerous, and we must play on the safe side of the

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