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By Shanti Montevaldo


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ORGANIC LIVING By Shanti Montevaldo

What influences you when deciding what produce to buy?:

What influences you when deciding what produce to buy?

Organic - :

Organic - According to the USDA, organic food consists of any crop or animal product produced without the use of pesticides, man-made fertilizers and synthetic chemicals. The primary goal of organic agriculture is to optimize the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals and people (Delate). Oldest form of agriculture Was the primary form of farming until the 20 th Century

Influential people in organic farming:

Influential people in organic farming Albert Howard(1943) Agricultural Testament Healthy Soil = Healthy Livestock and Crops Lady Eve Balfour Initiated Haughley Experiment The Living Soil Massanobu Fukuoka Introduced natural farming method Organic farming began to expand globally Rachel Carson Silent Spring Launched worldwide environmental movement

Conventional: :

Conventional: Produce grown with the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, additives, and growth regulators Began in the 20 th Century Introduction of Industrial machinery revolutionized farming- (to what is now known as conventional farming) Began use of pesticides after WWII with DDT Environmentalists studied effects and government got involved Pesticides in recent years have been modified to reduce harmful effects.

Benefits :

Benefits Organic Conventional Produced without chemicals or pesticides Healthy for you More vitamin C, D, antioxidants, and nutrients, less heavy metals Protects against heart disease and cancer Avoid Health Risks Good for the environment Healthier Animals Tastes Better In its Natural State Lower Cost Higher Crop Yield Less Manual Labor (farmers) Appearance Decreases risk of e coli Less likely to have insects

Disadvantages: :

Disadvantages: Organic Conventional Smaller crop yield More intensive labor (farmers) Risk of e coli Appearance Higher Cost Safety and Quality is not Guaranteed Higher Health Risks Farmers Consumer Surrounding community Environmental More energy and water Pollutants Danger to animals Contains less nutrients Vitamins Minerals Zinc Taste

2 groups to consider:

2 groups to consider Thin Skins (higher pesticides) “ The Dirty Dozen ” Thick Skins (lower pesticides) Peaches Apples Swee t Bell Peppers Celery Nectarines Strawberries Cherries Kale Lettuce Grapes Carrots Pears Onions Avocados Sweet Corn Pineapples Mangos Asparagus Sweet Peas Kiwis Cabbage Eggplant Papaya Watermelon Broccoli Sweet Potatoes Tomatoes

Conclusions: :

Conclusions: Organic is becoming increasingly available Organic is a healthier choice for consumption Organic is better for the environment Yes, Organic may be more costly but farmers markets saves money and guarantees freshness If budget is an issue, follow the Dirty Dozen rule. Purchase organic where it counts.

Works cited:

Works cited Bean, Matt. "Organic Fruit and Vegetables... Why They're Worth the Extra Cost!" Secrets of Complete Wellness... Powerful, Yet Amazingly Simple . 16 Mar. 2010. Web. 12 Mar. 2011. Delate, Kathleen. "Organic Agriculture." Agronext . 2009. Web. 16 Apr. 2011. <>. Griswold, Ann Points of View:” Organic Food” article, 2009 p1-3 Massiello, Geneva. "Organic Food and Global Sustainability." Web. 12 Mar. 2011. Mayo Clinic Staff. "Are They Safer?More Nutritious?" Web "Pesticides in the Air, Kids at Risk | Earthjustice." Earthjustice: Environmental Law: Because the Earth Needs a Good Lawyer | Earthjustice . Web. 12 Mar. 2011. Pollock, Julian History of Organic Farming: “Old Methods are Rediscovered and Revitalized” web, 2009 "Raw Living." Geni's Raw Vegan Foods | Home . Web. 12 Mar. 2011. Roth, Rebecca. "Organic or Not Organic." 2001. Web. "Safe Pesticides? | Ecoworld." Environmental News, Articles & Information | Global Warming News | EcoWorld . Web. 12 Mar. 2011. Sprague, Nancy Points of View: “Organic Food”article,2009 p-3-3,1p USDA-FDA Organic Foods." Nutritional Labeling, USDA Label Expeditor, Facility Consultant, UPC Barcodes. Web. 23 Apr. 2011. <>.

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