Organic Food Accounts For 5 Percent Of The Total Food Market Sale

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Organic food accounts for 5 percent of the total food market sale (“U.S. Organic Industry Survey 2015”).Although 5 percent may not seem as much, it is a start to the revolution of making planet Earth greener. The organic food market is growing and in order to help this growth generate more interest we need ideas that go beyond the regular grocery store. We need a new concept that will help people become more hands on the food they consume. Two TED talks, one presented by Pam Warhurst and another by Britta Riley, present future systems that will help develop a greener Earth and provide us with more organic productivity. Pam Warhurst starts a program that uses unused land to grow fruits and vegetables. Alternatively, Britta Riley presents an…show more content…
The waste from these chemicals go into waterways and escapes into the air, which in turn harms wildlife and humans (Impacts of industrial agriculture: environmental damage).”Organic farming starts with the nourishment of the soil, which eventually leads to the nourishment of the plant and, ultimately our bodies.”(Top 10 reasons to grow your own organic farm).With this being said it is clear that organically grown food is crucial since it begins with a better condition for the environment and ends with a better health for consumers. In the first TED talk by Pam Warhurst, she presents an idea which incorporates using unused land in front of hospitals or people’s front gardens to plant organic fruits and vegetables. This idea is called Incredible Edible and it began in Todmorden, England (Warhurst). The whole thing started without the permission of anybody, Pam and a group of other people just began to go around and ask if they could plant food (Warhurst).Now they even have tourism in Todmorden just for the fact that edible plants are located everywhere. The more people become interested in the idea of having organic food located everywhere, the more closer we become to having a cleaner environment. Although some may say that small actions are meaningless to tomorrow’s problems this idea proves otherwise. Pam relates the idea to a type of “propaganda gardening”. When fruits and vegetables are switched from the typical
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