Abid Hossain AP LANG – 3 November 13, 2014 Mrs. Lumpkins Benefits of Organic Foods Sales of organic food have risen steadily over the past couple of years, reaching nearly $30 billion in 2011, or 4.2% of all U.S. food and beverage sales, (Adams). Many people believe that organic foods are ultimately the better
An arising food category in America is anything organic. Over the years, several local grocery stores organic section is rapidly increasing. Michael Pollan, who wrote Omnivore's Dilemma, is a New York Times bestselling author. Pollan stated, “Forty years ago there was no such category as ‘organic’ food. Today it is a $20-billion business- the fastest growing part of the food industry.” (112) With organic farming becoming more common, there are many changes being made that are resulting in significant outcomes. One of the substantial changes while using organic farming is the improved treatment and health of animals. Further knowledge and awareness of the importance on how organic farming is better for the lives of animals, as well as our health is needed. Gaining more education on animals lives with organic farming, will potentially lead organic food becoming the most popular because of its remarkable outcomes.
New Product Launch Marketing Plan, Part 1 Erin Maze, Shana Sullivan, Sierra Clements, Nicole Rocha, and Cody Hogue MKT571 December 9, 2014 Joseph Ordyna 1.0 Executive Summary – Absolut Element The Absolut Company grew from the success of Absolut Vodka, a unique Swedish vodka that conquered the world on its own terms. In a little more
A good percentage of the food in the supermarket is linked to a specific kind of plant. This vegetable, which has many uses, is corn. Since the beginning of the United States, corn has taken an important role in the development in the nation, meaning that without corn this nation would not be the same. When the Europeans came here, there were no real resources that they could exploit for the benefit of their survival. But then one can ask the question, how did the Native Americans survive before they were killed by the infectious viruses and diseases from the Europeans? Well, as simple as it can be, corn was one of the prime elements for their survival, it was one of their main agricultural products. The Europeans that came to the United
2. This article is discussing the issue of whether or not we should be spending the money on organic produce over non organic produce. They are clearly portraying that organic food should be purchased and consumed over non organic food. They convey the message that non organic food is relatively a newer concept than organic produce as it has only come into place since 1950s, where before this all food was originally organic grown. Non-organic farmers have at their disposal an arsenal of over 320 pesticides and they use them routinely. Evidence links some of these pesticides with developmental damage to mammals that could lead to cancers, developmental problems and birth defects. They’re claims that these pesticides are all below “safe limits, but it is all very suspicious, whereas organic produce is hardly ever found with any traces of harmful pesticides or food additive as they are only available to very limited numbers. Same goes with their animals, they are only treated with antibiotics when they show clinical signs of illness. Although organic food costs more this article is in the opinion the non-organic farming is cracking at the seams, that is unable of delivering safe, healthy food, treating animals humanely, or taking care of the environment properly. Concluding that Organics is the only organised, coherent, global alternative to this failed industrial food experiment.
Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Since before we were civilized, people have always valued food highly. This is because there’s an instinctual understanding that good food means good health. The most basic demand from any person is to eat enough to be healthy.
Over the past few years, the food industry has seen a significant increase in the demand for organically grown foods over the alternative choice of conventionally grown food. In 1990, the revenue spent on organic foods was about $1 billion, in 2009 sales soared to $26.6 billion, and in 2014, sales reached the highest ever at $34.7 billion .The cause of the increase in demand can be attributed to the common belief that organic foods are healthier for human consumption, and healthier for our environment (USDA). There’s an overwhelming concern about how our food is produced, and how it impacts our environment and our economy.
Introduction In today’s world, there is a lot of emphasis on the kind of food that we consume in daily routine. One such issue claims that eating organic food is much better than buying and eating the non – organic food (D. Mosbergen July 2014). Certain studies point to the fact
Organic farming, a new and upcoming industry is booming, however people are beginning to scrutinize the price of organic and naturally grown food and the validity of it’s value to health. Consumers paying the lofty price for their organic food contend it is saving them trips to the doctor and
Humans initially began farming organically when European farmers noticed a decrease in soil quality and crop health due to the use of chemical fertilizers (“Pesticides in Organic…” 1). This drop in soil quality left the farmers no other choice but to cease the use of chemical fertilizers and begin implementing less harmful supplements in order to improve crop quality (“An Oral History…”). This less invasive method of farming, otherwise known as organic farming, takes into account “the medium and long-term effect of agricultural interventions” (“What Are the Environmental…”) to strengthen environmental sustainability. Alternatively, industrial farming addresses problems as they arise, whereas organic farming ensures a less destructive way of living by taking preventative measures associated with the environment and health. As more consumers switch to the organic lifestyle, this proactive trend is estimated to grow at an annual rate of 14% until 2018 within the United States (Daniells). The estimated growth rate of the organic food market is significantly higher than the growth rate of the conventional food market (Daniells), thereby making “organic sales account for over 4 percent of total U.S. food sales” (USDA-ERS). According to the USDA, this organic trend has implemented organic products in roughly three out of four conventional grocery stores in the United States (“USDA-ERS”). While conventional farmers are not losing all of their buyers, many consumers have appealed to
Regardless of the price, there is a rising market for organic food, even though the technique used has made the price significantly higher then that of normal conventional foods. There are many questions on why people would purchase organic over traditional foods, and it is apparent that the price does not affect the demand of the food. But why is there a large demand of organic foods? Many research studies regarding the organic techniques in producing food, is due to the benefits that arises from not only consuming the organic product but also the environmental benefits in going all natural. Organic food is label as healthy because it contains low pesticide residue. Furthermore, many consumers find organic food healthier, better tasting and safer than traditional foods.
“‘I just feel like I’ve already built up an immunity to anything that might be in my food,’ the 26-year-old told me” (Lazarus). The health of food is considerably the thing that most people look for when shopping at a store. “What you’re paying for, presumably, is a more healthful diet. That means produce that hasn’t been drenched in pesticides, chicken and beef that hasn’t been pumped full of antibiotics, milk with even more nutritional value” (Lazarus). While people may believe that organic food is healthier, that doesn’t mean that it is. “Many people buy organic food because they think it’s healthier. But whether it is remains an open question—even after years of research and debate” (Cernansky). Skepticism when judging the health of both organic and conventional foods create a big topic of discussion. “But, in the United States, the label simply means that the food has met guidelines set out by the U.S. Department of Agriculture” (Cernansky). Many people may believe that the U.S. Department of Agriculture approving our organic food makes it healthier. On the other hand, conventional foods may not be pumped with antibiotics that make it unhealthy. When comparing organic foods and conventional foods, the drastic price is most
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Diet is a significant aspect of the prevention of various illnesses, and the prospect of leading a healthy lifestyle. To accommodate the high demand of healthy alternatives, the organic food industry is quickly expanding. The U.S. organic foods market has rapidly grown from $3.5 billion in 1996 to $28.6 billion in 2010 according to the clinical report of Organic Foods: Health and Environmental Advantages and Disadvantages written by Joel Forman and Janet Silverstein. But should we purchase and consume more organically grown produce, meats, dairy products, and grains than conventionally grown foods? As the organic food section in local food supermarkets continue to increase, understanding and determining the benefits of food labels can oftentimes be confusing. Hence, this analytical report will review the health and environmental concerns associated with organic food consumption and production. This report will assess the nutritional benefits of organic foods, and investigates the cost and environmental impact of organic production practices. By evaluating the benefits of consuming organic foods, will further our knowledge and make the decision making process of purchasing either organic or conventional products easier.
The Food Police, while they Organic production is known for being tastier, healthier and more sustainable. Consumers of organic food believe several misconceptions. One misconception is that pesticides and fertilizers are not used in crop production and that not using these contributes to or affects the taste. However, no scientific evidence has been found to prove this theory. In fact, there are only one or two studies done out of more than a hundred that show that organic produce has a higher level of nutrients. The simple fact is that organic food cannot travel as far, and the nonorganic and fresher produce tend to taste better. Secondly, it is commonly thought that in order for crops to be labeled as organic by the USDA, the farmer cannot use pesticide, herbicide, or fertilizer. However, the USDA only requires that organic farmers use natural or non-synthetic pesticide, herbicide, and fertilizer. Natural products such as copper and sulfur are often used in organic farming as pesticides and fungicides, however, we would never purposefully ingest these compounds either. Moreover, these natural pesticides are just as carcinogenic as their synthetic equivalents. In fact, 99.9 percent of the pesticides consumed by the public are natural. Not to mention, the cost of organic produce is much higher than normal produce. Consumers can literally