The participants involved in this study were tested for pesticide levels. Pesticides can be absorbed into fruits and vegetables, and leave trace residues. Foods were tested for pesticide levels as well as bacterial contamination and Escherichia Coli contamination. The study shows that eating organic foods in place of conventional foods lacks strong evidence that organic foods are (Nordqvist, 2012) (Nordqvist, 2012)significantly more nutritional than the conventional foods. The study did however find that consumption of the organic foods may help reduce exposure to antibiotic resistant bacteria as well as pesticide residuals.
The idea that organic is better for the consumer and the environment is more of a mindset and not the truth. My purpose is to show the people who believe in organic products, that there are just as many down falls as conventional foods. Many people assume that organic foods are healthier, when in fact organic foods are more susceptible to carrying pathogenic bacteria, such as E. coli and salmonella. They also think that because organic farmers use natural pesticides rather than synthetic pesticides, it’s better for the environment. However, organic farmers are able to use a copper solution, which never leaves the soil, to fight fungal disease as where the conventional farmer use pesticides that are biodegradable.
So why is organic food getting ever more popular? By just putting a label on food saying it’s healthier and safer than regular food would be enough to get people to buy it. Also with all the more and more places opening like Whole Foods Market, Central Market and Fresh Market attract people from everywhere. If consumers believe its better for them and it makes them healthier and maybe even live longer, people would buy it no matter if its more expensive than lets say Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club. Others buy organic foods over conventional because they believe it’s helping the environment or they don’t want to support the practices of agribusiness (Jackson).
Organic foods are grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers and non-organic foods are grown with the use of pesticides. Pesticides are used to help the growth production and prevent pests in crops. Whether you are choosing between for organic and non-organic grown foods, non-organic foods is primarily the better choice when choosing your foods at your local supermarket. Cost is important when considering between buying organic and non-organic foods. Organic foods are two to three times more expansive than non-organic foods, which explain why non-organic foods are often sold more than organic foods.
Does that mean organic foods are healthier than conventionally grown foods? Is it more nutritious? Why is it more expensive? Supposedly, organic foods are grown without chemicals that can harm the land, water and human health, which in turn is better for one's health and environment. We don't exactly know this for sure and that is why as consumers, we need to get the facts and evidence straight before we shop.
Those standards, which must be met in order for food to be labeled “U.S.D.A. organic,” are fine, but they still fall short of the dreams of early organic farmers of producing the most nutritious food possible in the most ecological way. (Mark Bittman) Edith Davenport and Dr. Susanne Bügel both have different opinions and experiments regarding this controversy. Davenport’s being a personal experiment and Dr. Bügel’s being an experimental project. Experimental research was conducted by Susanne Bügel and colleagues from the Department of Human Nutrition, University of Copehagen tested three different methods to prove the ongoing battle between organic and conventional foods.
There is no guarantee that raw ground beef or sprouts will be free of certain harmful bacteria. These foods provide a favorable environment for bacterial growth, whereas, the production process does not include a step to reduce these bacteria, such as cooking or pasteurization. For these foods, irradiation provides a bacteria-killing step. However, one association disagrees that the issue and claims that irradiation only covers up problems that the meat and poultry industry should solve, increasing the fecal contamination that results from speeded up slaughter and decreased federal inspection. Per Organic Consumers Association, Irradiation is a ‘magic bullet’ that will enable the company to say that the product was ‘clean’ when it left the packing plant.
Food additives can affect food positively and negatively. Food additives have become more popular in foods because a large number of societies do not cultivate their own crops. Additives in food are growing in the world because of demanding life styles, no time for “homemade” meals, and just plain and simple laziness. Technology is also a key factor in the production of food additives. Although some people may be against the concept of a food additive, scientists do very thorough testing on each individual additive.
Management believed that the main competitors for Green Ox were other established sports drinks and some vegetable juices, most notably V7. There also appeared to be some surprisingly strong interest among those who currently purchase antioxidants in pill form. Research conducted by Marketing Studies, Inc., indicated that up to 10% of the people who purchased antioxidants in pill form would be interested in obtaining these vitamins and minerals from a beverage rather than from a pill.1 1 Because the vegetables that make up V7 contain a significant amount of Vitamins A and C, V7 is
• Raw eggs and raw milk Fresh milk and raw eggs are very useful in GHS production in the body. However, pasteurization and high heat processing destroys the protein content in these foods reducing their effectiveness. For maximum benefits, they should be taken raw. • Organic