Organic Food And Its Effects On The Human Body Essay

1453 Words Mar 7th, 2016 6 Pages
Everywhere around the world people are eating the foods they enjoy. Some choose to consume food with less nutritional value, while others maintain a healthier eating style. The organically grown food industry has progressed over the last couple of years, unfolding into food that is popular among many. Between 1997 and 2011, the sales of organic increased from 3.6 billion to 24.4 billion in the United States (Bravata). Organic food is all natural and great for the body. People today are still questioning if organic food is more beneficial to the body. “I think people believe these foods are better for them, but we really do not know that they are” (McManus). Scientists have conducted studies to prove Kathy wrong. Organically grown foods have a more beneficial effect on the human body.
As Kathy McManus said in her quote above, some people do not believe that organically grown foods are better for their health. Dena Bravata is an author who compared the nutritional value of organics and non-organics. She said, “There isn 't much difference between organic and conventional foods, if you are an adult and making a decision based solely on your health.” Dena Bravata and another author, Smith Spangler, did a study about organics to see if they were healthier than conventional foods. They conducted 17 studies about populations consuming organic and non-organic diets, and 233 studies comparing the nutritional value (Bravata). Bravata and Spangler found no long term studies of health…

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