Essay on Conventional vs Organic

1976 Words Jul 28th, 2013 8 Pages
Cardona, Jose
Prof. Yun
English 1A
23 July 2012
Conventional Farming V.S. Organic Farming Organic farming had not played a role in the market in the previous years, yet today it is common in grocery stores around the country. Organic farming refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and meat. Organic farming is also constantly referred to as healthy, smart, beneficial, and ecofriendly but these are words used in advertisement ploys ran by large organic corporations. For centuries organic farming had been practiced, however, conventional technology has allowed us to further our reaches. Conventional Synthetic fertilizers along with pesticides, herbicides and
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Pesticides, they’ve been around for years, why does everyone make such a big deal about them? According to the EPA (Environmental protection Agency) it “ensures that each registered pesticide continues to meet the highest standards of safety to protect human health and the environment. The Agency has several programs to ensure the review of registered pesticides, including reregistration, tolerance reassessment, registration review, and special review.” (EPA). With such strict regulations and standards in place what is to fret? There are many organizations and agencies to protect its citizens. If there were substances which damaged your health in pesticides they would have been banned by now. These pesticide products pass constant scrutiny and are expected to meet the highest of standards. We trust conventionally grown produce for our children in our schools, why not eat it ourselves at home? When you buy conventional you are paying for what you get, there is no need for over dramatization or blurring of the facts. These days for conventional produce, every carton, bag, or individual commodity comes with a label sticker where you can scan and track the product to the farm it was harvested from and know the exact detail of the field. This wouldn’t always apply to organic as they are not required by law to record the amount of organic pesticide they spray on their fields. What does conventional farming offer that organic just can’t compete with? To
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