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Thesis: Even though locally grown food isn’t the best for the economy, organic food will always be the healthier choice "Organic Food." Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (2014): 1p. 1. Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia. Web. 7 Dec. 2014. This article just explains in general what organic food is. It goes into the standards and history of locally grown foods. So basically the definition of organic is grown or raised using little or no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial chemicals. Even though it doesn’t cost more to grow or raise organic foods it is normally sold at a higher price. All companies that want the organic label need to be certified and must follow certain rules. Also they explain how some manufacturers put “all natural” or “naturally raised” which are terms that are not as strongy regulated as the organic label. Sifferlin, Alexandra. "Is Organic Food Really Healthier?." Time 184.4 (2014): 16. Academic Search Premier. Web. 7 Dec. 2014. This is a short article in time magazine about shopping organic. And explaining the downfall where 23% of people mistakenly think locally grown food is organic. But to be certified organic it has to have the label. Just because it isn’t grown in mass production doesn’t make it organic. This article also gives brief descriptions of how the crops are grown, where they are grown, and the nutritional differences between organic and conventional. And lists the fruits that you should buy organic if you wish to stay away from pesticides. Kluger, Jeffrey. "What's So Great About Organic Food?." Time 176.9 (2010): 30-40. Academic Search Premier. Web. 7 Dec. 2014. The article discusses the advantages associated with human consumption of organic foods. The article includes some introductory humor on the human aspiration to eat only meat, fat, salt and sugar. The ideal diet, however, involves

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