Organic Foods vs. Non-Organic Foods

Better for the environment?

Why go Organic?


Non organic foods are fertilized by pesticides, and could be harmful. Growing food without pesticides results in better quality food and some people think even better tasting. Also pesticides can harm the environment. Organic farming although is more labor intensive is also the healthier for you as well as the environment. More consumers should choose to go organic.

Benefits for the Environment...

There is no pesticides added when they are growing organic foods so it is better for the soil and the crops because the soil stays fertile and the crops are more fresh.

Organic food production removes soil and water contamination. Organic food production protects the environment from the use of chemicals so it does not become a risk for soil and underground water.
Organic food production benefits the local wildlife, by avoiding toxic chemicals that would have been sprayed onto the food to make the food processed and unhealthy for you and the environment.

Work Cited

Organic Farming


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Anissa:

Dimbleby, Jonathan. "Organic Farming Is Good for the Environment." Conserving the Environment. Ed. Debra Miller, John Woodward, and Jennifer L. Skancke. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2006. Current Controversies. Rpt. from "Down on the Farm." The Ecologist 3 (Feb. 2001): 44. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 5 Nov. 2015.


Cristina:

Ellison, Andrew. "Organic Food Is Not Worth the Extra Expense." Is Organic Food Better? Ed. Ronald D. Lankford, Jr. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2011. At Issue. Rpt. from "Organic Food Is a Waste of Money." Times 5 Sept. 2009. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 6 Nov. 2015.


Courtney:

Johnston, Rob. "Consumers Should Not Support Organic Foods." Is Organic Food Better? Ed. Ronald D. Lankford, Jr. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2011. At Issue. Rpt. from "The Great Organic Myths."Independent May 2008. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 6 Nov. 2015.


Cristina:

Knapp, Alex. "Organic Food Is Expensive, Bad for the Environment, and Potentially Deadly." Food Safety. Ed. Stuart A. Kallen. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2005. At Issue. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 9 Nov. 2015.


Courtney:

Rich, Deborah. "Organic Foods Are Healthier than Non-Organic Foods." Nutrition. Ed. David Haugen and Susan Musser. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Not All Apples Are Created Equal." Earth Island Journal 23.1 (Spring 2008). Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 6 Nov. 2015.


Gianna:

Rich, Deborah. "Organic Foods Are Healthier than Non-Organic Foods." Nutrition. Ed. David Haugen and Susan Musser. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Not All Apples Are Created Equal." Earth Island Journal 23.1 (Spring 2008). Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 6 Nov. 2015.


Gianna:

Uauy, Ricardo, et al. "Organic Foods Are Not Healthier than Non-Organic Foods." Nutrition. Ed. David Haugen and Susan Musser. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Nutritional Composition & Health Benefits of Organic Foods—Using Systematic Reviews to Question the Available Evidence." Indian Journal of Medical Research 131.4 (Apr. 2010): 478-480. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 5 Nov. 2015.