Organic food is always healthy.© boggy22/Depositphotos.com
We see slogans everywhere promoting eating only food grown on organic farms. They say that natural means healthy, while artificial means harmful. They also say that we are surrounded by chemicals that harm our health and body irreparably. Surprisingly, this isn’t true: our food really does contain chemicals, but it doesn’t mean that natural products are always safe for your health.
There are many substances in nature that are real weapons of plants. For example, cranberries have an excess amount of preservatives, while almonds and apricots contain poisonous cyanide. The most important thing here is how these substances affect or don’t affect a human body (excluding allergic reactions) because the amount of harm is usually determined by doses. Therefore, it is unknown which is more harmful — drinking 3 liters of Coke or eating 3 kg of cranberries.
Studies have shown that the ’organic’ mark doesn’t mean that this food was grown without using pesticides. Moreover, World Health Organization outlines that no pesticide allowed for use in the world trade harms people’s health. It’s only farm workers who get negatively affected by them because of the large amounts they are surrounded by on a regular basis.
Moreover, this food contains more bacteria because the animals don’t take any medicine and eat whatever they want. Those fighting for ecology should also think about the following fact — organic farms produce fewer products, which means that harmful emissions are higher in terms of the unit of grown production. Anyway, it’s up to the consumer to choose, but there are no guarantees that food from an organic farm will be healthier than the one grown on an ordinary farm.