Facts about organic food that no one mentions !?
Organic, green, coal-neutral, fresh, local … these words describes food that became a huge hit in the Western world, but also very profitable industry.
If you receive this organic food and feel what you contribute to their health for the planet, you should think again, experts warn of the New Scientist. Namely, they cite proven facts that show organic country in a completely different light.
Buying local food reduces the “carbon footprint” (carbon dioxide and other components of carbon)
The term “carbon footprint” or better known by the English name carbon footprint is a measure of the total amount of greenhouse gases, the issue of which is caused by a person, company, event or product directly or indirectly. Although manufacturers and distributors of organic food popularize the idea that the purchase of food from local traders remained small carbon footprint, the reality is that the amount of greenhouse gases produced by heated greenhouses, there is nothing better than the carbon footprint we leave planes worldwide.
Organic food is healthier
Although there is 30 percent less likely to be contaminated with pesticides than inorganic, organic food still contains chemicals, certified American scientists from Stanford University who studied 237 conclusions of previous studies. Despite the widespread opinion that organic food is healthier than inorganic, scientists claim that there is no evidence. Our fruit and our vegetables as meat from organic production, not richer in vitamins and nutrients from inorganic food.
Scientists also found that organically produced foods contain more nitrogen, but argue that it is probably a consequence of different fertilizer and degree of maturity of fruits and vegetables. Moreover, organic milk and chicken contain more omega-3 fatty acids, but it is confirmed only a small number of studies, so I can confidently claim to be healthier than non-organic, they say.
“People should eat more fruits and vegetables regardless of the mode of production.” This research set off a flurry of criticism from American Association for the protection of soil, otherwise the promoters of organic food, which claim that food from inorganic origin especially in poultry, there is a three times higher risk of bacteria resistant to antibiotics, compared with organic food.
Organic farms are good for biodiversity
Once seen label organic food, people wrongly assume that it is a product without pesticides, and thus synonymous for something healthy. The fact is that due to lack of chemical engineering, normal procedures of cultivation and the use of pesticides against parasites, organic production requires large amounts of land to achieve sufficient yield and income.
Organic food proponents argue that it creates greater biodiversity. But everything happens more often jeopardizing nature in organic production. For example, in tropical regions largest organic farms have begun to reach out to areas with rain forests, which are increasingly ending with their logging.