Hypothesis: To determine whether to use organic or inorganic food and textiles based on their quality, price, effect on yourself and the environment. When our parents were younger, there was no choice when it came to buying organic food and textiles as food was produced with pesticides to increase the quantity and availability of agriculture. Nowadays, we do have a choice as more supermarkets, clothing stores and greengrocers stock organic food and textiles. Some people feel very strongly about what they eat and put in their bodies as well as how farming methods affect our environment and therefore buy organic products. Others do not feel that this is relevant and are not influenced by this research and continue to buy inorganic products,
Just to make sure that I am serving my family the healthy kind of food that is good for their health. On the other hand, I rifle for those nutrient facts but I don’t know where they came from and how it has developed. In this book The Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan, He is trying to prove a point that all the food that we placed
Labeling GMOs The labeling of GMO food is pure common sense, and we should have that information just like we have calorie count. Genetically modified foods are increasingly controversial as they become more widespread. The U.S. manufactures more genetically modified (GM) foods than any other country (Streker). Sixty-one countries, including most developed countries, require labeling of genetically modified foods except for the United States (Burgaard). “In the genetic engineering process, scientists splice a specific gene that exhibits certain traits into a plant to create new artificial characteristics in organisms” (Burgaard; Streker).
Both sides offer sound argument, however by analysing research and genetically modified food history, one can ascertain that genetically modified foods are proffering more solutions to issues in our world rather than creating them. Before one dives into the battle of good versus evil, one must first fully understand the concept of genetically modified foods. Genetically modified (GM) or genetically engineered (GE) foods have been modified in order to develop favourable characteristics. Genes are transferred from various organisms to fruit and vegetable plants and are responsible for generating favourable characteristics, such as resistance to pests and insecticides (Milano and Carol, 2007: 8-11). Many people are pro GM foods due to their positive effects such as larger yields and decreased pesticide use, but not everyone is convinced.
What do a tomato, soybean and a french fry have in common? They are all some of the most commonly genetically modified foods sold on the market today. By using the genetic information from one organism, and inserting or modifying it into another organism, scientists can make food crops stay fresher, grow bigger, and have the crops create their own pesticides. Nevertheless, the technology to modify genes has surpassed its practicality. Genetically modified foods need to be removed from everyday agriculture because of the threat they pose to human health, the environment, and the impact on global economy.
Clean eating means choosing fruits, vegetables, and meats that are raised, grown, and sold with minimal processing. Often they 're organic, and rarely should they contain additives. But in some cases, the methods of today 's food producers are neither clean nor sustainable. The result is damage to our health, the environment, or both. So we decided to take a fresh look at food through the eyes of the people who spend their lives uncovering what 's safe—or not—to eat.
What’s with the recent rise in organic farming? Although organic production methods have been met with adequate speculation throughout history, it seems as though this alternative farming method has begun to take hold in the United States. While this may be largely due to the increase in false health concerns surrounding traditional techniques used in agriculture, one may suggest that growing popularity of the practice has reached the agenda of former presidents and congressmen, increasing the benefits for organic farmers, and penalties for conventional. So what does organic really mean? Basically, when an individual buys an organic product, they are paying additional money for something not to be in the produce such as man-made chemicals and GMOs (FAQ, 2017).
Welcome to the 21st century, where food is not solely grown on agricultural land sites, but in laboratories as well. We can now produce food through genetic engineering - A fish or a fox gene can be introduced into a lettuce plant to create a new, genetically modified type of lettuce. (Hillstrom, 2012) With rapidly growing technology and knowledge of information, it is not shocking for us to know that many of the foods we eat have been altered genetically. Genetically modified food (GM food) is defined as organisms such as plants and animals whose genetic material has been modified in a way that cannot be obtained through natural processes (World Health Organisation, n.d.). Common GM food includes tomatoes, corn and soy.
Do you really know what you're putting into your body,for meat eaters, looks may be deceiving…. For centuries many people have meat based diets, in fact, npr.org states that the total meat consumption for the average person in the U.S. back in 2012 was roughly about 270.07 pounds per year! But little do they know the consequences of having a meat based diet. By becoming a vegetarian, society is conducting the most beneficial way to promote the advancement of the planet, stimulate a healthier lifestyle, and finally maintain a happy healthy environment! To begin,becoming a vegetarian is favorable to a healthier lifestyle.
There is no knowledge about whether the foods are GMO or not”. Conclusion Genetically modifying foods definitely have huge benefits that could save other countries from starvation and preserve foods for the future and provide enough resources for a growing population. Although a number of concerns, such as safety, ethics and allergies are present with the topic of genetically modifying foods there has been no real proof yet of harmful effects and the foods have only proved to do good. According to me there is a big problem feeding the world and in future, it will get worse. Genetically modified food is a good solution to this problems and it will be better for the environment because it might be possible to use less chemicals.
Food companies are not responsible for what we put in our mouth. The book Salt Sugar Fat discusses many think that we know, but really take the time to think about. Companies are creating products that we did not we need until they were made available to us. Thousands of new products are claiming to be new invention, but are really products we had before now with more sugar, fat and salt added with a new design. We think about happy moments in our life there is a probabilities that some sort of food was involved.