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MYTHS OF ORGANIC FOOD

TAKE CARE OF ENVIRONMENT and learn the facts on why organic is better for you and the environment. We are going to introduce to you some of the Myths of Organic Food. We will break down them for you so you know the difference.

Perhaps you have done your own research of organics which has uncovered some debates regarding everything from their nutritional content to the ability to feed the world. Amazing the contrast, right. If this is your first experience you have arrived at the right time to learn the ropes. It is a journey, for sure. Let’s shorten you initial steps.

Learning the facts about organics will help you be a more informed, so you can be a savvy shopper. We are looking forward to seeing at the SUMMARY.

Let’s begin.

  1. Is Organic Food Really Healthy? | MYTHS OF ORGANIC FOOD

Are Organic Foods Really Better for YOU?

Too often people focus on the idea that organic food is not substantially more nutritious than conventional food. It’s true that some studies have shown organic food is not more nutritious than conventional food, but other research says the opposite. Specifically, you should know anti-oxidants are much more plentiful in organics.

FACT: This in itself is the reason to eat Organics over Conventional

However, nutritional content (while obviously important for good health) really isn’t the most important point when it comes to the ongoing organic vs. conventional debate. The most important point is pesticide content.
FACT: Pesticides are poisons designed to kill things. There are pesticides designed to kill bugs, larger animals, weeds, and more, but they’re all made to kill.

ASK: Is it healthier to eat poison, or to not eat poison? Nutrients aside, why eat a substance specifically designed to kill life when other poison-free options are available?

FACT: This in itself is the reason to eat Organics over Conventional

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2. Are Pesticides Really Bad?

Pesticides are bad. Very bad. Beyond the fact that pesticides are poisons designed to kill, many of them organochlorine pesticides in particular) are absorbed by the human body in such a way that even long after you ingest them, they remain in your body, building up as the years go by.

In fact, consider this: DDT is an organochlorine pesticide that everyone thought was safe, but as it turns out, DDT was seriously dangerous and was banned in 1972. With this in mind, you’d think DDT would have vanished. However, the effects of DDT were so strong that it’s still showing up in the bodies of people today, including in people born after DDT was banned. These long-lasting pesticides are also still found in nature, within soil and water systems.

Ever here of Monsanto?

In 1944, Monsanto became one of the first manufacturers of the insecticide DDT to combat malaria-transmitting mosquitoes. Despite decades of Monsanto propaganda insisting that DDT was safe, the true effects of DDT’s toxicity were at last confirmed through outside research and in 1972, DDT was banned …

Additionally, runoff from pesticides used on farms or during production is known to kill animals, plants, tress and cause pollution. In people, pesticides cause many health problems.
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3. Are ORGANICS Really Expensive? | MYTHS OF ORGANIC FOOD

Yes, organic food can be expensive, although most organic food is affordable. In many cases, organic food may cost less than conventional food. I have found that eating the Dirty Dozen Organically and eating the Clean Fifteen conventionally will lower costs dramatically. Clean Fifteen, Dirty Dozen‘ 

In addition, conventional food has some hidden costs, such as health costs related to issues caused by pesticides and the costs of cleaning up the environment once we unleash chemicals and pesticides.
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4. Other Things Are Good as ORGANIC?

Examples – Local, Natural, Free Range etc….

If you want the best food, replacing Organics with other foods has limitations. If your purchasing with food labels that are semi-related, your not getting what you think you are. Labels such as free-range, natural of grown locally do not mean the same thing as Organic. Labels like “natural” mean absolutely nothing.

Organic products labeled with the USDA organic seal must be grown and processed under strict rules. Other labels do not have these same rules and often, no rules at all. Minus one major exception (organic body care), the organic label, when seen on a product, is much more trustworthy than other food and product labels.

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5. Organic Farming Can’t Feed the World | MYTHS OF ORGANIC FOOD

Why Eat Organic Foods? | Top 10 Organic

Organic farming and livestock raising is time intensive and can cost more, which to many doubters translates to “this will never feed the entire world.” But that’s just not true. Long-term trials completed at Iowa State University found that organic growing methods produce similar yields to conventional, while the organics also resulted in better soil quality over time.

Rodale Institute’s The Farming Systems Trial, the longest ever research done on organics, shows that organics can feed the world while providing environmental benefits conventional food cannot.

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6. Organic Food Doesn’t Taste Better

There have been a number of taste tests where the average person can’t tell the difference between organics and conventional food. However, this is obviously a very subjective measurement.
Part of the problem may have to do with personal preference, and part may have to do with the fact that people buy shipped-in organics when they should buy local, closer-to-home grown food. Any food that sits in a truck or plane for days just won’t taste as good as local.
I’ve been eating organics for years, and I can tell the difference. One good easy example is ketchup. Pick up a bottle of conventional and organic and try both. You’ll see the difference.
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7. Organics Aren’t Even Eco-Friendly

This myth has some truth to it, since many people think organics are super Eco-friendly. They’re just not. Organic foods are, in general, more Eco-friendly than conventional foods. Organics, due to specific standards have some very specific environmental benefits.

8. Organics Are Just Marketing Hype

One recent poll shows that many consumers feel that organic is nothing more than marketing hype, created to make people spend more money. This isn’t the case. Organics have many benefits and are grown with standards unique to organics that help maintain food and product safety, sustainability and biodiversity.
Pay attention to all the myths above, and you’ll see that organics are much more than simple marketing hype.

 SUMMARY| MYTHS OF ORGANIC FOOD

1. Anti-Oxidants – This reason alone is the reason to eat Organics.
The U.S. has the most expensive healthcare costs in the World. Yet, we are one of the sickest nations and our system was honest we are the sickest nation in the World. Anti-Oxidants fight off the pollutants we consume in our system. Most don’t have a chance at health with the foods chases they make. Simple.
2. Clean Food – Organics is not perfect. It is run by big companies that want to get into the popularity of the trend in Organics. You don’t have to participate or at the least reduce your consumption by growing your own garden, or buying at farmers markets. In addition, learn the choices that are available in the market and choose accordingly.
The most important thing is common sense with your choices. It doesn’t always have to be Organic, it has to be clean. Choose Organic with diligence and choose other foods with more diligence.
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6 Comments

  1. BabacarBabacar

    This article reminds of the old saying: We don’t die, we kill ourselves.

    I have been a fan of organic rice brown rice without knowing all the facts you have listed in your article.
    After reading I can tell, I’m definitely better informed and I know how to handle these myths too.
    There is a lot of education to be done out there but mostly it is a lobby of the big industry.
    Very nice article.

    • Robert ClackRobert Clack

      Hi Babacar, Thanks for your contribution.

      First you have added to my day. I have never heard that saying. How prophetic.

      You are so correct about Big Industry. A good thing to avoid… they would be part of killing ourselves. Thank you for the encouragement. Always can use a firm handshake.

      Have a Happy, Healthy Day!

  2. JackieJackie

    My motto is “pay the farmer now or the doctor later”! I personally shop at the local farmers market (because food grown close to home is better all the way around. The bottom line is that organic food increases the immunity of the body to fight against environmental and internal factors like stress and pollution. Thanks for your post! We need to spread the word.

    • Robert ClackRobert Clack

      Hi Jackie… I like you motto “pay the farmer now or the doctor later”. Thank you for your thorough comment.

      You must have the right farmers. I do too after some work. Very rewarding. You are so right the word need to be spread. Many are compromising their health with the current that dupes them every day.

      That Doctor your talking about needs to be ourselves.

      Would love to have you back with more comments. Your input is much needed.

      Have a Happy, Healthy Day!

      Robert

  3. SuziSuzi

    What a great post on organic foods! This is right up my alley! I developed mold toxicity about 12 years ago, and now, I try to eat mostly organic. I agree with you about the fact that pesticides do eventually kill people in the long run. It may take a while for them to build up in a person’s system. However, they will eventually make people sick.
    As far as how organic foods taste…I think they taste much better than non-organic foods! And, just knowing that they are much healthier is an added bonus. Thanks so much for this article! I couldn’t agree with you more:)
    Blessings:)
    Suzi

    • Robert ClackRobert Clack

      Hey Suzi. Thank you for the kind words.

      Certainly sounds like you are on the right track. Sounds like you had a good life lesson and are heeding the consequences for your future. Sounds like wisdom to me.

      Blessings on you as well.

      Have a Happy, Healthy Day!

      Robert

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