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You Are What You Eat

  • Date Submitted: 12/02/2012 10:58 PM
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You Are What You Eat
Why do some people believe eating organic food is a fad or a trend?   It’s clear that people don’t understand what organic food is, and why we should choose to eat it.   According to Wikipedia, “Organic foods are foods that are produced using methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Organic foods are also not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives” (Wikipedia).
We should all consume organic food because it’s been proven time after time that organic food has more benefits than conventional food.   Some of the major benefits of eating organic are that, it is healthier for the consumer, it is good for environment and animals, and is good for the organic farmer.
Organic foods can reduce the levels of pesticides in the human body if eaten as a consistent diet.   The conventional fruits and vegetables that we teach our children to eat aren’t as healthy as we would like to believe; they are all covered in pesticides, and are in some form genetically engineered.   Alaska   Actions on Toxics states that,” Pesticides widely used in commercial agriculture have been linked to adverse health effects including cancers, delayed development, interference with the hormone system, malfunctions of the nervous system and other effects (“Pesticides in Foods”).”   Why should your food harm you, and how can we settle for these farming practices which can make us sick?   Don’t we all want live longer and healthier lives?   Organic foods have more nutrients and vitamins, like antioxidants for example.   ”The amount of antioxidants in your body is directly proportional to how long you will live,” says Dr. Richard Cutler, former Director of the National Institute of Aging, Washington (“Health Benefits”).
Organic foods don’t only benefit consumers; they also benefit the animals raised by organic farming practices as well as the environment.   The animals raised on organic...


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