Analysis Of Why Organic Food May Not Be Healthier For You Essay

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In a world where eating all natural foods is often considered a luxury, people are starting to ask if foods labeled as ‘organic’ are actually better for your health or a way to scam people out of money. Allison Aubrey, an NPR reporter, tackles this question in her article “Why Organic Food may not be Healthier for You”. For someone trying to eat healthy, this article will educate you on if buying something with a label is worth the money. Her argument is that there is a lack of evidence that organic food is healthier. Aubrey presents evidence that provokes thought and encourages the reader to look deeper into the issues surrounding organic farming, however I would’ve like to seen her provide more in depth sources to back up her claim. In …show more content…
One researcher’s evidence she used considered how organic foods affected pregnancy and children. The researcher, Crystal Smith-Spangler, concluded that there is no clear evidence that it is good or bad for the subjects. Instead she says that much more researcher is needed. Aubrey backs this up by mentioning that there are many factors that affect a person’s health besides the food they eat and that most studies occur in too short a time to discover possible health benefits. Unfortunately, she does not cite all her sources as she did for this particular study. While she has plenty of evidence that make a convincing argument, this factor may present an issue for some of her audience and make her less …show more content…
As previously mentioned, she has a lot of different sources of evidence. She does not, however, have any first hand evidence. Personally, she has not conducted an experiment of her own. While this might be a tad bit impractical for writing an article, it’s evident that she has compiled only evidence to back her opinion and explained away anything that might support the possibility that organic foods might be healthier than normal vegetables. She does mention the study done on the plot of organic tomatoes and how they had higher levels of antioxidants, but explains it away by saying, “this is one study of one vegetable in one field.” She then goes on to say a similar study was conducted with many vegetables in various situations and the results couldn’t be copied. This supports her opinion as well as making the reader note that she may be withholding information about the similar Stanford

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