Top 5 Essential Organic Food Facts

wouldn’t it be nice if someone could say hey let’s grow our food in a way that didn’t involve spraying chemicals everywhere and everyone would be on board with it and it would just work yeah well welcome to reality and welcome to placated world of Agriculture and counting down the most interesting and essential facts about organic foods we’re not even touching the question of GMOs mostly because WatchMojo news already went in-depth on that topic number five organic farming has its roots in the 1920s for here at the Dow Chemical Company in midland michigan revolutionary chemical killers are being produced to help rid us of these costly pests many people think that organic farming is a relatively new practice but as long as there has been industrialized agriculture which is nearly a hundred years there have been farmers who resisted it in 1939 a pesticide called DDT was created and chemical pesticides slowly became the norm hey farmer farmer poodle with a DDT now Emma spots on my apples believe me the birds and bees in the decades that followed organic farming methods spread from Europe to Australia and North America where in 2002 the US Department of Agriculture created their first organic certification program many now feel the typical organic certifications don’t go far enough and ensuring that agriculture is done in a manner that is sustainable and that delivers the healthiest safest produce to consumers practices like permaculture and community supported agriculture have been borne out of these concerns number for nutrition wise the jury is mostly out on organics nutritional science is extremely complex and so a simple question like which is better can be answered a hundred different ways there have been multiple studies that have found organic foods are not hire in various vitamins and minerals than conventional foods in 2014 however the largest study ever published on organic foods concluded that they contained far more antioxidants phenols and polyphenols than non-organic foods these substances might be incredibly useful for staying healthy or they may not be the jury is out on that too do you ever wonder about pesticides what is hard to argue with though is that pesticides are harmful to human health and research confirms that organic fruits and vegetables have little to none of them number 31 organic sweetener is full of arsenic food safety experts have been ringing alarms over the amount of inorganic arsenic found in brown rice for some time arsenic particularly inorganic arsenic is highly toxic to humans and is associated with a higher risk of many kinds of cancer historians believe that world leaders across many cultures have succumbed to arsenic poisoning like King George the third Napoleon Bonaparte king buys all the first king of Iraq in 2012 researchers from Dartmouth College discovered that organic brown rice syrup a common sweetener and many organic products had unhealthy even dangerous levels of inorganic arsenic the products they tested included cereal bars energy gels and toddler formula why is this such a big deal for children because kids weigh less they are exposed to more arsenic per pound from the they eat the toddler formula as they tested that contained organic brown rice syrup had 20 times more arsenic in them than those without the sweetener apparently organic standards don’t always include being free of toxic amounts of heavy metals number two organic labels bias our perceptions hi there thank you all for coming in my name is Roger I’m gonna be running today’s focus group all right thank you researchers from Cornell University conducted an experiment where they gave 115 volunteers to samples and potato chips yogurt and cookies one sample of each pair was labeled organic and the other regular in actuality both samples were identical I’m getting strawberry I’m getting Kiwi I’m good man I’m gonna dig hanneke week nevertheless volunteers estimations of the food vary greatly depending on the label they thought the organic cookies and yogurt had fewer calories and that the chips were more nutritious they like the taste of the organic yogurt and chips better though they thought the regular cookies were tastier because who wants healthy cookies right most interesting to marketers though was that the participants also said they were willing to pay up to twenty three percent more for the organic products your organic all-natural lifestyle has doomed us all number one organic farming is cheaper even if the price is higher the total amount of organic crop land in America is about 1% of this country’s agricultural land the total amount of consumption of organic food is between four and five percent in 2011 the rodale institute released an unprecedented report in which they compared side-by-side plots of land growing conventional and organic crops over the course of 30 years they discovered that overall the yield from conventional and organic crops were roughly the same but the cost of growing organic crops was actually almost ten percent lower on average but there are a lot of ways in which when done right organic sustainable farming can produce more food granted the Rodale Institute is a group dedicated to promoting organic farming so they’re not impartial and some organic farmers particularly in the UK actually report that their costs are significantly higher but if growing the stuff is often cheaper then why does it cost so much the simple answer is supply and demand the demand for organic food in relation to its supply is much higher than that of conventional food one out of every four Americans is a devoted organic shopper and ninety-one percent of walmart customers say they would be interested in buying organic food so did any of these facts surprise you what do you think of organic foods there’s a Hidden Valley Ranch party in my mouth for more chemically fertilized top tens and might be better for you but probably not top fives be sure to subscribe to bear 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