Is Organic Really Better? Healthy Food or Trendy Scam?

  • Published: 13 January 2019
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    Organic food is a huge trend: it promises a healthier and better life. But can Organic food really live up to the expectations or is it just baloney?


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    • M
      M  1 weeks back

      Please cite your sources

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    • OwO UwU
      OwO UwU  3 weeks back

      You don't need to go to Skillshare and learn how to animate, in the video, you just taught us to just jump on a button labelled animate!

    • Marek Halás
      Marek Halás  1 months back

      But cow poo is good fertiliser too! Right?

    • Thefrozendeath
      Thefrozendeath  2 months back

      Pratiksha he said fruits and veggies specifically so it cant be taken any other way

  • Velmurugan somu
    Velmurugan somu  7 hours back

    It looks like you are biased. Why to use the name conventional for pouring poisonous pestisides in cultivation. Highly disappointed

    • Leo McDowall
      Leo McDowall  15 hours back

      Well seasonal organic is the best option. There is no need for a ridiculous amount of chemicals, that will leech into your food. Because shipping organic foods all year round is harmful to the environment, just eat what's in season while being organic. The reason organic food is expensive is because it's cheaper the other way. The almighty dollar will always prevale, but that's another topic.

      • Rohit Kanchanshaw
        Rohit Kanchanshaw  16 hours back

        In india we only eat seasonal veggies! excellent information thanks

        • IEqualsHuman
          IEqualsHuman  24 hours back

          I'm pretty interested to know the differences organic meat and processed meat

          • The iron legend
            The iron legend  1 days back

            All food is bad why do people eat that gross stuff

            • NoNameNeeded ToWatchVideos

              Pretty sure synthetic pesticides are harder to wash off food than copper sulfate. Leading to more absorption. And even if taken care of they likely react more with the genetic structures. And if you do consume either the synthetic ones have a much more wide spectrum compounds they can form trough out your body in the most fragile and complex systems + more types of effects on more tissues.

              • Duke Steele
                Duke Steele  2 days back

                "Pretty sure synthetic pesticides are harder to wash off food than copper sulfate."
                Provide the direct evidence for that claim please.

                "Leading to more absorption."
                Really? Provide the direct evidence for that claim please.

                "they likely react more with the genetic structures."
                Provide the direct evidence for that claim please.

                "And if you do consume either the synthetic ones have a much more wide spectrum compounds they can form trough out your body in the most fragile and complex systems + more types of effects on more tissues."
                Provide the direct evidence for that claim please.

                By the way copper sulfate is synthetic.

            • L.S. Don
              L.S. Don  2 days back

              i have to say i find it amusing when you have those ideological people who do things not because its proven to be better or right but simply because they think its right when in fact the things they were trying to avoid are negligible anyway and what they support is actually causing bigger problems and in the case of organic foods well its suggested that about 45-49% of all food labeled organic is in fact just grown the normal way and falsely labeled by huge corporations to rip off the idiots who think they are doing a good thing when in fact they are making and already serious problem worse (on which in the case of farming modern methods had mostly eliminated)

              • Andalucia Mapping
                Andalucia Mapping  3 days back

                *6:13** my country*

                • kevin Gilding
                  kevin Gilding  3 days back

                  We know that half of this is to “Influence us” as he said; AKA not entirely logical. Humans are very easily influenced.

                  • VanguardAngel
                    VanguardAngel  3 days back

                    Huh. Do it’s like the natural fallacy. “Just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s good for you.”

                    Speaking of the environment, are there any charities or organizations to donate to? I know about the WWF but not much more.

                    • ADM NEST
                      ADM NEST  4 days back

                      Security certificate lmao

                      • Abhijit Dey
                        Abhijit Dey  4 days back

                        'Seasonal is the true organic'. So, as Local!
                        For a debate/discussion on this topic, the definition of organic is important. Organically produced veggie/fruit not supposed to be wrapped with a plastic or not to have a wax or colour coating to make it attractive. If it does, then it can't be considered organic anymore. So it's not only about how it is being produced, there is much more in it.

                        • Abhijit Dey
                          Abhijit Dey  3 days back

                          @Anju Singh yes, of course, I have been in my local market. Wax and colour coating are there on veggies like parwal. And plastic wrapping is there on veggies like papaya, brinjal. There is high probability that such things are not imported. And there had been times, in early '90s, when fruits, veggies have been imported without plastic wraps.
                          I agree with you that all who eat organic religiously may not understand it properly. Locally grown seasonal products with better practices (for production and distribution) could be the best to buy. Organic is not only about how the food is grown, it is much more than that.
                          You can check the great book 'One straw revolution' by Fukuoka, if you haven't already. Thanks for the discussion 👍

                        • Anju Singh
                          Anju Singh  3 days back

                          Wrapped in plastics having wax on it or colour coating. Have you ever actually went to your local market?
                          "Seasonal is the true organic" is correct.
                          Plus the meaning of organic is not clear to most of the people who religiously eat "organic products" but if the food is being imported, there WOULD be packaging. You can't afford to not have packaging and still get it delivered. Local products on the other hand does not require.
                          How would the food turn nonorganic if it is packed?

                      • kruth 666
                        kruth 666  4 days back

                        Nature tries to kill us every single second. Modern technology and synthetic products are actually what protect most humans from being slaughtered by nature, and now it's taken for granted. Ironic.

                        • Duke Steele
                          Duke Steele  3 days back

                          No it's not taken for granted, it's attacked relentlessly by 'back to nature' eco wackos.

                      • RoboticRaven YT
                        RoboticRaven YT  5 days back

                        I bought some blackberries at a store one day. You know what happened?

                        I saw HUNDREDS of Larvae crawling around inside them.

                        • code rainbow
                          code rainbow  4 days back

                          I once was on a holiday in america, and I ate like 7 blackberries before I noticed all the worms and I almost threw up and was freaking out

                      • Kishorekumar Sathishkumar

                        I would legit pay 100$ if i could buy a pillow of those birds

                        • Monroe Robbins
                          Monroe Robbins  5 days back

                          Moral of the story: be wary of the actual pesticides being used, organic and otherwise, and just eat healthy food like fruit and veggies!

                          • romain Pottier
                            romain Pottier  5 days back

                            This is not a proper French flag.

                            • anim8r.cya.l8r
                              anim8r.cya.l8r  6 days back

                              Thanks for clearing this up! I wasn’t too sure.

                              • CultureSubculture
                                CultureSubculture  6 days back

                                In as far as volume, true, organic farming may take up more land to achieve similar results to conventional farming, however you forgot to mention that the soil remains alive and a diversity of crops (instead of monoculture) is encouraged, thus organic farming creates tiny ecosystem that maintain its own health.

                                • Duke Steele
                                  Duke Steele  3 days back

                                  The yield lag of organic agriculture overwhelms those benefits Culture.

                              • Christi Sizemore Behrend

                                Just 👎.

                                • Wolfson Omer
                                  Wolfson Omer  6 days back

                                  Buys only organic to keep buildings from being built!

                                  • Radkon Psygami
                                    Radkon Psygami  6 days back

                                    What if a cow is pumped full of steroids and chemicals so that it produces more milk. . .and then it's poop is used in fertilizing carrots . . .would the carrots still be considered "organic" despite being grown on a steroid-fed cow's poop?

                                    When they test for toxicity, do they bother testing for bacteria cultures from cow poop?

                                    • Quentin Johnson
                                      Quentin Johnson  4 days back

                                      Radkon Psygami That’s a good point! This makes the Labels/categories are very complicated 🧐

                                  • Koiji
                                    Koiji  7 days back

                                    3:35 ok really wtf happened here

                                    • mMm Borgers
                                      mMm Borgers  7 days back

                                      *_If you eat eggplants, you are 100% a buzz kill_*

                                      • Andrea Burk
                                        Andrea Burk  7 days back

                                        The entire nation of Bangladesh: “awe shit”

                                    • Coleman Remington
                                      Coleman Remington  1 weeks back

                                      Quality of soil is my issue. I want them using both synthetic fertilizers and natural composts and manures. The conventional tilling fields until infertile and moving on is terrible since we currently know how to upkeep soil properly with microbes and fungi and no tilling.
                                      Soil takes up more carbon, reduces stress from drought, promotes the healthiest environment for many organisms in all heirarchys.
                                      I do agree that people are misled with organic. What I mentioned above has nothing to do with organic obviously but I just wanted to point out what I think the real issues are with food production.

                                      • Chan Kit Ying
                                        Chan Kit Ying  1 weeks back

                                        Don’t buy bad emo plant if you eat = you toxic yourself

                                        • Joann Allen
                                          Joann Allen  1 weeks back

                                          Use local growers know where your food comes from go to the farm!!!!

                                          • Duke Steele
                                            Duke Steele  3 days back

                                            Local growers where you are use pesticides just like local growers do where I am.

                                            One cannot know what a farmer does unless you are there 24/7.

                                        • Joann Allen
                                          Joann Allen  1 weeks back

                                          Biodynamic even better!! No pesticides at all!!!!

                                          • Duke Steele
                                            Duke Steele  3 days back

                                            Low yielding methods are worse for the environment.

                                        • Tucher97
                                          Tucher97  1 weeks back

                                          organic foods are just a scam and cost more than foods used with pesticides, infact organic foods for hte foods to be affordable have to have great lengths and efforts to meet demands, but isnt a wise idea to have organic foods as a main source of food production unless you are able to control pests and diseases with minimum effort

                                          • Tucher97
                                            Tucher97  3 days back

                                            @Duke Steele if maintaining a large supply of craps without using anything to kill pests, disease, fungus and all that, then you are risking a massive loss as you can not say "yea we got hit with a mass swarm of pests", will the seller then say "oh its fine take your time, we just have to deny people food for another month" no they will ask someone who uses pesticide, but even if you dont use pesticide, remember, if a rodent enjoys a stalk of corn, then who is not eating that corn, that is hard working tax paying people, but a number of people who are all for organic are ignorant and think pesticide is some sort of government conspiracy, but remember, if you require a crap ton of man power all the while having severe downfalls, then your business will fall hard with no salvaging or recovery

                                          • Duke Steele
                                            Duke Steele  3 days back


                                        • Som de Mercurio
                                          Som de Mercurio  1 weeks back

                                          US and EU live in a separate reality. Here in Brazil, Bolsonaro's government has been passing laws allowing pesticides which have been forbidden the world over

                                          • Duke Steele
                                            Duke Steele  3 days back

                                            Not true. Produce the evidence for your claim.

                                        • Smörgåsmannen TV
                                          Smörgåsmannen TV  1 weeks back

                                          2:34 I love the music timing here

                                          • ashish malik
                                            ashish malik  1 weeks back

                                            GMO seeds are harmful.

                                          • noble dj gurney
                                            noble dj gurney  1 weeks back

                                            essentially conventional is better

                                            • Duke Steele
                                              Duke Steele  3 days back

                                              Yes, much better than organic.

                                          • joey s
                                            joey s  2 weeks back

                                            Just because the stuff at walmart labeled "organic" isnt better then conventional doesn't mean true organic isnt.

                                            Also why not bring up cancer risks with pesticides????

                                            • Duke Steele
                                              Duke Steele  3 days back

                                              Pesticide residue levels are far below levels that could cause cancer joey.

                                            • daniel de guzman
                                              daniel de guzman  1 weeks back

                                              There are no cancer risk. In pesticides

                                          • TJ Avagliano
                                            TJ Avagliano  2 weeks back

                                            I don’t give a shit about organic fruits and veggies. I’ll buy the regular stuff and wash the pesticides.

                                            What I do care about is factory farming. It’s sad how we go about our meat industry. So I get cage free - grass fed, hunt, or buy from local farms whenever I can.

                                            • ElementZ Z
                                              ElementZ Z  2 weeks back

                                              Eating veggies is more important for your health than how they were produced? Haha lost me there

                                              • Duke Steele
                                                Duke Steele  3 days back


                                                Organic has almost no benefits.

                                            • JayFrost
                                              JayFrost  2 weeks back

                                              And to answer the question....yes it’s obviously better.

                                              • Duke Steele
                                                Duke Steele  3 days back

                                                Organic has almost no benefits.

                                            • JayFrost
                                              JayFrost  2 weeks back

                                              This is trash because if it’s not at least listed as “Non-GMO” and better Organic then it contains Glysophate which has now been proven to cause cancer...and not in lab stupid idiots.

                                              • Duke Steele
                                                Duke Steele  3 days back

                                                Glyphosate does not cause cancer in humans. Not a single regulator or agency in the world has declared glyphosate a carcinogen.

                                            • galaxy 124
                                              galaxy 124  2 weeks back

                                              by organic we mean bananas that are green when ripe and having seeds inside

                                              • Ferd
                                                Ferd  2 weeks back

                                                I live in a village so i can eat 100%natural apples. :)

                                                • PotatoIse
                                                  PotatoIse  2 weeks back

                                                  So what does organic mean?

                                                • mona lisa on crack
                                                  mona lisa on crack  2 weeks back

                                                  Ok so organic might be healthier but let's be honest not everybody can afford it. It's expensive.

                                                  • Duke Steele
                                                    Duke Steele  3 days back

                                                    It's not even healthier nor is it more nutritious or safer.

                                                • Carlos C
                                                  Carlos C  2 weeks back

                                                  What about organic meat?

                                                  • Duke Steele
                                                    Duke Steele  3 days back

                                                    Pay more for no benefit if you wish.

                                                • Rodrigo TK M
                                                  Rodrigo TK M  2 weeks back

                                                  I've read a shitload of stupid manifestations of organic "to take over" the food production chain.
                                                  We do that, and we soil more lands, and produces less brute amount of food, for me and 7 billion of human beings. We do that, and you bet, that more than half of them will starve, even further than they already are.
                                                  You organic ideologist, keep paying more for them (since you have the capability, ever thought of people who can't give to the luxury of paying more for the same apple?) and leave industrialized farmers and it's consumers be. Everyone is happy.

                                                • Moulay Derissy
                                                  Moulay Derissy  2 weeks back

                                                  What about organic meat?

                                                  • System South
                                                    System South  2 weeks back

                                                    Organic food is far better for you and the environment. Much much better for nature, the planet the land the soil the water and you.

                                                    • Duke Steele
                                                      Duke Steele  3 days back

                                                      Organic ag is environmental vandalism.

                                                  • Baffled An'Deranged
                                                    Baffled An'Deranged  2 weeks back

                                                    Combination of organic and conventional food growth best features. Yeah, makes sense to me. People should eat more seasonal fruits and veggies no matter if they're organic or not, they do help.

                                                    • Baffled An'Deranged
                                                      Baffled An'Deranged  2 days back

                                                      @Duke Steele No benefits for our pocketbooks, that's for darn sure. I meant to add more to my comment at the time but it was late and I was tired. Organic fruits and veggies, of which both my daughter and I have noticed have a tendency to go bad faster and aren't cost effective to us. Besides we don't feel any different eating organic or nonorganic fruits and veggies. We all need to eat. 😊❤️

                                                    • Duke Steele
                                                      Duke Steele  3 days back

                                                      But organic has almost no benefits.