Our food is processed and sent to us (142-143)
Food can be less healthy because of pesticides that can get into are lettece (145)
The lettuce we eat is not organic because it is shipped in a truck so it can be less healthy (146?)
Plowing to land is just as bad as putting chemiclas into are food (140)
For something to be organic it has to have 95% organic ingredients and has no drugs or growth hormones (138
Evan if its not processed we still find bugs and other things we don't want in are food.(
Space age technology is used to pack vegetables tightly.(153)
Organic vegetables are not pumped on synthetic nitrogen.(153)
The vegetables last longer without chemicals in them.(153)
"The cells of the organic leaves grow more".The leaves grow slower and their walls become thicker as they do not take up as much water, this makes them stay fresh for a longer period of time.(153)
Food taste better when delivered locally and not from importers (150-153)
Food is kept frozen in synthetic nitrogen until it is delivered (153)
because of how the food is packaged, it doesn't taste as good as local foods (153)
Because of the American standards they dont consider the chemical levels for children but rather adults who have even been said to tolerate the chemicals (154)
Food is now lacking many of the minerals that we a humans need (156-157)
35% of Fruits and !5% of nuts are imported meaning that we are really missing some of the health and taste benefits (152)
Children may be at a higher risk for exposures to contaminants because they consume more food. The use of unnecessary chemicals in products puts children in the death seat
methyl-mercury is known to have neurotoxic and developmental effects in humans. Because of industry and chemicals on our food, toxins like this can end up in our food.
Bpa is related to...be an endocrine disrupting chemical. things we drink aka soda bottles are lined with this only to stop corrosion
Out of season food is flown and delivered to us.(153)
By time it gets to our plate the flavor has vanished. The foods go through so much to get to us and their taste does not excel to their full potential.(153)
The Cornish cross broilers are chickens made for the industrial food chain.(148)
These chickens are the fastest growing chickens ever! It turns corn into meat quicker than the other birds. In just 7 short weeks the chickens transfer from eggs to full size. (148)
Is organic food more nutritious?
"organic food probably contained slightly more micronutrients but it was not clear whether this provided any actual health benefits".
More land is needed since the abundance of bee's and birds on organic farms produce about 25% less food per acre, the crops are more spread out which leads to the need of more land.
"Land conservation is a big threat to wildlife".
Organic food is more pricey than regular food so consumers cannot access it easily (especially low-income people).
Nitrogen loss is occurring in organic farms.