WHAT BENEFITS DO ORGANIC FOOD PROVIDE?
Zhiming Chen (Timmy)
Rachel Drummond Sardell
“Food is the paramount necessity of people.” This is an old saying in China that has been following since ancient times. Human being cannot live without food. With the improvement of life quality, people have attached more importance to food quality. In recent years, the concept of organic food has come to people’s views. Much food such as vegetable and meat sells in supermarket have labelled the word “organic”. Organic food is the food that grown or made without using artificial chemicals. The demand of food is increasing with the increase in population. Therefore, people start using chemicals to catalyze the growth of food. Organic food becomes popular because people are concerning their health by eating conventional food which incorporate chemicals. Although organic food seems to be more expensive than conventional food, it is worth the expense because organic food contains fewer chemicals and safer, has more nutrients and healthier, and tastes better.
First of all, organic food contains fewer chemicals than conventional food. The chemicals in the conventional food people eat cause diseases. Some evidences prove that chemicals in conventional food increase lots of disease. According to the research Campbell who is a professional medical director (2012) did and mentioned in his article,
The dairy industry has been injecting recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) into dairy cows since the 1990s. This hormone causes an increased production of 15% – 17% more milk by dairy cows and causes them to produce insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1), which has been associated with premenopausal breast, colon, and prostate cancers.
Campbell also reported Dr Crystal Smith-Spangler’s words that “This study showed that detectable pesticide residues were five times more likely to be found on conventional food versus organic food.” Campbell expresses the idea that.