o'rgánic — because you're worth it

or are you?

First of all, what is organic?

Organic, in its simplest sense, means any type of food—plant or meat—that was raised with only natural fertilizers and natural feeds, respectively. If you look at organic foods more closely, the plants are "produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation", and organic animals are "given no antibiotics or growth hormones". Organic foods pride themselves in being as natural as they can get.

Why is organic good?

Organic foods are so often referred to as better than regular foods because they are

"better for the environment and kinder to animals". Organic foods are produced with only natural products and natural fertilizers, such as manure. They do not have added pesticides or hormones, either. The lack of these engineered substances keeps the environment more natural and less contaminated.

The fact that "[f]armers who grow organic produce and meat don't use conventional methods to fertilize, control weeds or prevent livestock disease" sheds a new light on the agriculture industry. More creative methods are created to keep farming clean and nature-friendly, while also getting the best product out to the consumers.

Why is organic bad?

Organic isn't really bad, per se, but there are many arguments that say that eating organic or not-organic doesn't make a difference in one's diet or health or lifestyle. One of these arguments is that organic doesn't even add to one's health, and costs one more than regular produce and meats. It is argued as less productive and quicker to spoil.

A huge factor in deciding whether organic or regular is better for is the fact that vegetables, fruits, and meats vary immensely even within their own group. One carrot may have more nutritional value than another carrot from the same field. Comparing organic vs. non-organic in only nutritional value isn't an effective way of comparing them.

One can't use 'organic' as the "sole criteria for judging nutritional quality".


I am very much my mother's daughter, in this sense. My mom is very pro-organic. Yes, she realizes it's more expensive than the regular produce, but she avidly buys organic lettuce and tomatoes and natural meats and chicken cuts and whatever else she might thing to eat.

I think the fact that organic foods are more expensive makes sense. I feel like organic foods are a higher quality than regular foods, since they were made so naturally and those pesticides and fertilizers and hormone's to make animals and plants ridiculously repellant and huge—respectively—aren't going into me. They may be completely harmless, but I'd prefer to eat organically; if given the choice, I would choose organic.