Organic Labeling Vs Organic Foods

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The EPA defines organic foods as foods that are grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers or synthetic pesticides. Pesticides are chemical substances that aid in the conservation of crop from insects, weeds, fungus, and/or other types of pest that might damage the crops (Curtis, 2006). As for organic meat, the label focuses on animals that have been rise on organic feed and free from growth hormones and antibiotics. Scientific America in their journal publication “Organic Farming” reported how profitable the organic label has become, with an average of $26.7 billion a year. People are aware that organic labeling on consumer products can potentially be healthier alternative to pesticides. Organic products can be healthier alternatives if …show more content…
Despite popular opinion this is false, according to the Soil Association a major organic producer in the U.K. survey consumers on why they choose organic labels, majority of results point out that the preference was because organic products avoid pesticides (Willcox, 2011). The truth is that organic farming and conventional farming use pesticides to help their crops, they main difference in between the two is the ingredients use in the process. The Telegraph Newspaper publish an article in which states how organic pesticides can sometimes have high health risk, for example Rotenone a powerful pesticide thought to be a healthier alternative for crops was use because it occurs naturally in nature from subtropical plants (Berry, 2013). However, rotenone has highly dangerous because it kills pest by neutralizing mitochondria, which forges the chemical energy in all living cells. Just because it wears an organic label does not mean that product will be …show more content…
Synthetic pesticides from data collected have found to be ecologically damaging and sometimes could hurt the crops. On the other hand while organic products will not use this products they still will not consider raise crops that are genetically modified organism (GMO’s), there are crops that will help the world because they have modified to withstand the hardships of nature and at the same time will be more nutritious since they carry more nutrients per unit than non-GMO’s. Since the crops of organic products do not accommodate for hardness of nature or even provide more nutrients, these makes the crop production less per unit than conventional. In fact it is estimated that organic farms produce 80% less per unit than convectional farms (Clay, 2014). In a broader sense without getting too much out of context, organic farming can be as a delicate of the people rich since in matters of feeding the world it can not compete with conventional farming. If farming would only consist of organic products then the world not be able to feed the 7 billion people on the planet. The relationship between pesticides and organic production crops is simple. Conventional farming has been so successful because at the end of the day it can provide food to a broader population and keeps the cost

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