Video: Is Organic Really Better? Healthy Food or Trendy Scam?
By: Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
Notes: There isn’t a global consensus on the definition or rules of organic.
Organic foods tend to have more antioxidants. (See https://blogaccessmemory.com/2019/01/14/anti-antioxidants/)
There are mixed results on whether organic foods contain more nutrition value.
It’s more important to eat fruits and vegetables than how they were produced.
There does seem to be less pesticide residue on organic produce but that doesn’t mean none. Organic pesticides are not necessarily safer than artificial ones. Toxic is toxic.
Pesticide residue on produce isn’t necessarily harmful under current guidelines and restrictions.
Organic production systems aren’t clearly better for the environment. Conventional farming is better for using less land, and organic better for less environmental toxicity.
Recent increased demand for organic products has caused incidents of fraud or undesired business practices.
It would be better to stop thinking of organic as good, conventional as bad, or their differences being irreconcilable. The best idea would be to take the strengths of both to get out food.
The best method is to buy local food that’s in season.