Idea Ultimate: Organic Food

Should we only live on organic food?

1. YES

  1. Organic farming is environmentally-friendly
    because:

    • the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers is minimal, if any.
    • no super-insects are created by pesticides.
    • it keeps animals healthy. There would be far fewer sick or infertile aquatic and land creatures due to chemical exposure.
    • there would be no soil erosion or water contamination.
  2. Compared to non-organic food, organic food contains little hydrogenated fat, which can lead to heart diseases.
  3. Organic farming is animal-friendly. It will ensure that animals are given a free-range condition and provided with natural diet.
  4. Organic food often has higher nutritional value compared to conventional food. This might be due to the absence of fertilizers and pesticides, which allows plants to produce phytochemicals to boost resistance against weeds and bugs.
  5. Organic foods taste better as foods often lose their natural taste in the process of genetic modification.
  6. It is far healthier as chemicals, which are used in the form of pesticides and fertilizers, would not enter your body.

2. NO

  1. Compared to non-organic food, organic produce usually goes bad far faster
    because:

    • it does not contain any form of preservatives.
    • it does not undergo any irradiation procedures.
  2. Organic food is more expensive than non- organic food.
  3. Even organic food production requires a small amount of chemicals. So what is the point?
  4. There are no consensual reports that link organic food to health benefits.
  5. Non-organic foods are just as nutritious as organic ones.
  6. The bacteria (e.g. E. coli) level is higher in organic produce, which can be harmful for children as well as pregnant women as they have vulnerable immune system