Organic, green, carbon-neutral, fresh, local – these are all words used to describe food that has become a huge hit in the western parts of the world, but also a very lucrative industry.
If you are buying and you think that by doing better for your health and the planet itself, think again, experts from New Scientist. Specifically, they cite a proven fact that organic foods are displayed in a very different light:
Purchases local food reduces the “carbon footprint” (carbon dioxide and other components based on carbon)
The term carbon footprint, or more commonly known by its English name carbon footprint, a measure for the total amount of greenhouse gases whose emissions a person, company, event or product cause, directly or indirectly. Although manufacturers and distributors of organic food popularize the idea that buying food at local retailers leaves a small carbon footprint, the reality is that the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by heated greenhouses for food is no better than the carbon footprint that leave planes that fly around the world.
Organic food is healthier
While there are 30 percent less likely to be contaminated with pesticides than non-organic food, organic food does contain chemicals, confirmed by American scientists at Stanford University who have studied conclusions 237 prethodnihh study. Despite the popular belief that organic foods are healthier than non-organic grown, scientists claim that there is no evidence. No vegetables nor fruits as well as meat from organic farming is not richer in vitamins and nutrients than non-organic food.
Scientists have also discovered that organically grown foods contain more nitrogen, or claim that it is most probably due drukgačijeg spreading degree of ripeness of fruit and vegetables. In addition, organic milk and chicken contain more omega-3 fatty acids, but it is confirmed only a small number of studies, so we can safely say that it is healthier than inorganic, pointed out.
“People should eat more fruits and vegetables, regardless of how it is grown,” explained the author researches Crystal Smith-Spangler. This research has sparked a series of reviews of the American Association of Soil, or promoters of organic food, who argue that with inorganic food, especially chicken are three times higher risk of bacteria resistant to antibiotics than for organically grown food.
Organic farms are good for biodiversity
As soon as they see it on something says “organic,” people mistakenly assume that it is a product without pesticides, and thus a synonym for something healthy. The fact is that because of the lack of chemical engineering, conventional breeding methods as well as the use of pesticides for rejecting parasites in organic production are required greater amounts of land to be exercised sufficient yield and income. Proponents of organic food claim that it creates greater biodiversity. But, are increasingly going to organic farming threatens nature. For example, in the tropics large bio-farms have begun to encroach on the area of rainforest, which is increasingly resulting in their felling.