Organic Foods Vs Conventional Foods

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Are You Throwing Your Money In The Dirt?

Organic foods and conventional farming methods are today’s latest trends. According to Research and Markets Authors Report, the Organic food industry is on the rise and growing with popularity. The biggest problem is the belief that organic foods are safer to consume than conventional. Organic foods have been around since ancient time. Yet, some still choose to take the alternate food option, conventional. Conventional foods are relatively new, making its introduction in the early twentieth century. General grocery stores now contain these items and provide them at an affordable price. Although Organic foods pose a healthier lifestyle, conventional foods are more convenient.
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Staff writer Joy Powell reported that organic foods can cost up to three times as much as conventional. The prices are high due to the “Organic” label and labor added. This ensures the ingredients follow regulations from chips to frozen macaroni balls. One of largest organic food providers in the United States has a controversial issue on the organizations website. Trader Joe 's website states, the products in Trader Joe’s are not labeled “Non-GMO” because US agencies have not produced a clear statement of what “Non-GMO” means. Instead, Trader Joe 's uses “No-GMO” labeling. This does not provide consumers with reassurance that goods purchased from Trader Joe’s are Non- Genetically Modified Organisms. If one of the largest organic food stores can make rules, anyone can. In some instances looking on the back of labels to ensure everything is readable and understandable can assure the product is organic. Prices at other places like Farmers Markets try to ensure the consumer that the product was grown in safe soil. Safe soil is usually manure, this ensure farmers are not harming the product or the person eating it. According to The Guardian, the governments answers with the belief that organic prices cannot be lowered. This is a result of limited organic farms. Biting into an expensive, organic apple for a slightly better taste is not so worth it. So are you …show more content…
According to Norman Borlaug cited by Youtubist Carrol “It 's unlikely we can feed everyone using only organic techniques” (Carrol) How can mass production exist in organic foods without GMOs? Conventional foods are new and use new scientific methods to create more food. Think of conventional farming as the movie Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs. A machine making food for towns and producing it in masses. The machine being farmers and the town are consumers. Conventionally grown foods follow guidelines that are allowed to contain GMOs, pesticides, growth hormones in order to produce more. The pesticides are used to keep insects away from crops and GMOs to keep your product fresher, longer. Growth hormones are used to enhance the meat to be leaner and bigger. This provides us with more and longer lasting goods, which is needed. These enhancements benefit the farmer and the consumer with cheaper products that are easier to maintain, develop and distribute. Even treating lifestock who carry diseases, According to Susan, A US sheep and goat producer cited by British Philosopher, Julian Bagini states farming organically does not allow the use of chemically enchanced medicines to treat livestock. This is not safe leaving the disease open to spread which will and can be contaminated

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