A Rhetorical Analysis Of Why Organic Food Might Be Worth The High Price

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A Rhetorical Analysis “Why Organic Food Might Be Worth the High Price”

In a February fourth, 2016 edition of Time Magazine in an article entitled “Why Organic Food Might Be Worth the High Price” Mandy Oaklander argues that certified organic fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and other certified organic food goods, may actually be worth the higher prices. Oaklander states that certified organic is around 47% more expensive, according to Consumer Reports. Opposing views of certified organic goods have often claimed that the higher prices do not merit the worth of such goods. Oaklander states that a new review study from Nature Plants has researched all aspects of certified organic farming and compared the information with more traditional farming practices. Oaklander claims that this new Nature Plants research validates the good benefits from certified organic farming and that it is worth the higher price tags charged at most retailers.
Oaklander first goes into a little bit of the history of organic farming stating that “When certified organic farming first began, it was derided as an idealistic and inefficient way of feeding people” originally. (Oaklander) She states that in the 1980’s there was very little research being conducted on certified organic farming due to this viewpoint taken by so many people of that time era. She states that there were just a couple handfuls of studies done in the 1980’s but thousands of studies today. Oaklander nicely flows this information…

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