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Organic food is always my first choice--more precisely was To meeverything in Trader Joes that was labeled with organic alwayslooked better than those conventional products Although not sure aboutwhat did it mean organic was just better because people separatedthem from others and sell them at a higher price for a reason HoweverMichael Pollans article Behind the Organic-Industrial Complex ledme to rethink what have I ignored behind the organic label as aconsumer Unlike the pastoralism people would usually think the wholeindustry behind organic food is very complicated Beside theenvironmental problem whether organic food is healthier is another mainissueThe first misperception people have on organic food is concerning aboutenvironmental issues As a matter of fact industrial organic farmsdont necessarily improve the environment as it has been advertisedAlthough there is no more pesticide many environmental problems stilloccur First small organic farms that achieve rich biodiversity andproduce better organic food are not welcomed by business companiesbecause it is not efficient to buy from a small farm6 Secondindustrial organic farms dont leave the soil undisturbed as expectedFor example in Greenwayss organic fields running tillers throughthe soil so frequently is destructive to its tilth yet weeding a160-acre block of broccoli by hand is unrealistic7 Third anelaborate choreography of ingredients packaging and processes thattakes place over a half-dozen states and two countries costs lots ofenergy5 The transportation burns large amount of diesels and fuelsand this does nothing good to the environment All three evidences showthat industrial organic farms are not environmental friendly as peoplemight thinkThe second misperception people might have is whether organic food ismore healthier or not This is probably more serious than the first onebecause it is pertain to everyonee own health and life Pollans arguesthat organic food is not necessarily healthier than conventional onesFirst organic foods are not produced without syntheticchemicals---less processed more local easier on the animals132 aspeople might have thought A pioneer of organic movement and the vicepresident of General Mills Gene Kahn argues that you couldnt
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