ORGANIC FOODS CREATE CONFUSION TO THE CONSUMER
It creates massive profits for the manufacturer or producer coming from consumers who are willing to pay for health but are not guaranteed what they receive in return.
What defines organic. By John Koveos, Nutritionist
Organic foods to me are defined as a method of growing vegetables, grains, or any other food, including raising livestock, without the use of herbicides, pesticides, other chemicals, and/or hormones.
The term "organic" may mean something else to you.
There are many factors required to grow food; the most essential is water.
Water is full of natural ingredients that will replenish our soils and help the growing process.
It's Mother Nature at work.
We know now that rain has natural ingredients; this water will fall on our food.
Is the organic growing process now tainted? There is a great debate about this issue.
For example, neighbouring natural farms will create run-off to the so-called "organic" farms and disturb their claim, therefore defeating the purpose of naming it "organic".
In addition, winds carrying spray substances from neighbouring farms equally disturb the so-called "organic" land.
The government(s) implemented strong regulations to ensure modern methods of farming are producing absolutely safe foods for our diet.
All ingredients that go into crops must meet government health standards.
Just like our bodies, we need medical attention once in a while to avoid disease.
The earth is like the human body, it also requires proper attention in forms of fertilization, etc, to prevent diseases in crops.
This is a global issue and modern ingredients that are used on the farm will help our food to be sustained and healthy.
Today we have large food processing organizations that know better than to make claims about "Organic" food and do not label them as "Organic".
The word organic may mean one thing to one person and something else to another.
This creates confusion for the consumer who does not have knowledge about the term Organic.
We do have, on the other hand, other large food organizations, who are taking advantage of consumer unawareness and label more and more products with the word "Organic".
This creates massive profits for the manufacturer or producer coming from consumers who are willing to pay for health but are not guaranteed what they receive in return.
Healthy people say: "eat what your heart desires (home cooking preferable), do your daily exercise, and hope for the best of health".
But when it comes to organic foods, consumers pay for something with no guarantee whatsoever.
According to the Organic trade association "Organic agriculture practices cannot ensure that products are completely free of residues. Please see www.ota.com.
Basically, if you want to call something organic, and you know what goes into your land, grow it yourself in your backyard.
If you do not use the appropriate spray, see if you can grow any crop at all for that matter.
The fruit will be rotten, and birds and insects will eat the crop away.
In other words, if someone tells you that they are growing food without the use of any substance, let them tell you how they accomplished this magic.
On a different note, Biotechnology is essential to human life.
New scientific methods of sustaining our food chain will allow fruits, vegetables, meat, and dairy products, for example, to grow in larger quantities in order to meet our vastly growing population demand.
Biotechnology will provide a means of keeping up with the human consumption rate of food.
Without this technology, our food will become extinct, or cost so much we would not be able to afford it.
Irradiation is another form of modern technology that is being used to destroy viruses and bacteria that naturally develop in food.
This method of eliminating foreign invaders in our foods also prevents them from entering our bodies.
The term "Organic" holds different standards from country to country and "Canada unveiled its National Standard for Organic Agriculture in 1999, but, because the standard is currently voluntary, international acceptance of Canadian organic products cannot be ensured." (Source Organic Trade Association)
As of today, the organic standard is not a codified federal regulation.
The Canadian Organic Committee wants a system to make Canadian organic products to meet international standards. Will this happen? Who knows...
Based on the above, consumers need to use their own judgment when it comes to food purchasing.
Make wise decisions where you spend your hard-earned money and avoid making other trendy pockets thick, as they are the only ones laughing all the way to the bank.
Buy normal and natural food that has been available to billions of people for centuries.
John Koveos, Nutritionist
Evidence of substantial differences between organic food and conventional food is insufficient to make claims that organic food is safer or healthier than conventional food.
With respect to taste, the evidence is also insufficient to make scientific claims that organic food tastes better.
If you think paying a little more for organic food gets you a more nutritious and safer product, you might want to save your money.
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Despite the perception that organic food, which has been grown without the use of artificial fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemicals, is more somehow purer, more nutritious, and virtuous, scientists have said there is little evidence that it is healthier.
A review of 237 research studies into organic food found the products were 30 percent less likely to have pesticide residue than conventionally grown fruit and vegetables but were not necessarily 100 percent free of the chemicals.
They found no consistent differences in the vitamin content of organic products.
There were higher levels of phosphorus in organically grown food but the researchers said this is of little importance as so few people are deficient in this.
The only other significant finding was that some studies suggested that organic milk contained higher levels of omega-3 fatty acid, which is thought to be important for brain development in infants and for cardiovascular health.
According to a 2015 study by Consumer Reports, organics are 45% more expensive than conventional food. Meanwhile, a survey by the Organic Trade Association found that 52% of organic shoppers are millennials.
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jamesRPM Organic food is already a scam.
systematic101 I hate wonder bread but how is their label misleading? The label says "White bread with fibre". That's exactly what the product is. If they had claims something like "white bread with the nutrition of whole grain" then sure.
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