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  2 days back

      Please cite your sources

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    • OwO UwU
      OwO UwU  2 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  1 months back

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

  • romain Pottier
    romain Pottier  1 hours back

    This is not a proper French flag.

    • anim8r.cya.l8r
      anim8r.cya.l8r  14 hours back

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

      • CultureSubculture
        CultureSubculture  14 hours 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.

        • Christi Sizemore Behrend
          Christi Sizemore Behrend  16 hours back

          Just 👎.

          • Wolfson Omer
            Wolfson Omer  1 days back

            Buys only organic to keep buildings from being built!

            • Radkon Psygami
              Radkon Psygami  1 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?

              • Koiji
                Koiji  2 days back

                3:35 ok really wtf happened here

                • mMm Borgers
                  mMm Borgers  2 days back

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

                  • Andrea Burk
                    Andrea Burk  2 days back

                    The entire nation of Bangladesh: “awe shit”

                • Coleman Remington
                  Coleman Remington  2 days 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  3 days back

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

                    • Joann Allen
                      Joann Allen  3 days back

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

                      • Joann Allen
                        Joann Allen  3 days back

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

                        • Tucher97
                          Tucher97  3 days 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

                          • Som de Mercurio
                            Som de Mercurio  4 days 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

                            • Smörgåsmannen TV
                              Smörgåsmannen TV  4 days back

                              2:34 I love the music timing here

                              • ashish malik
                                ashish malik  5 days back

                                GMO seeds are harmful.

                                • noble dj gurney
                                  noble dj gurney  5 days back

                                  essentially conventional is better

                                  • joey s
                                    joey s  6 days 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????

                                  • TJ Avagliano
                                    TJ Avagliano  6 days 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  7 days back

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

                                      • JayFrost
                                        JayFrost  7 days back

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

                                        • JayFrost
                                          JayFrost  7 days 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.

                                          • galaxy 124
                                            galaxy 124  1 weeks back

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

                                            • Ferd
                                              Ferd  1 weeks back

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

                                              • PotatoIse
                                                PotatoIse  1 weeks back

                                                So what does organic mean?

                                                • mona lisa on crack
                                                  mona lisa on crack  1 weeks back

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

                                                  • Carlos C
                                                    Carlos C  1 weeks back

                                                    What about organic meat?

                                                    • Rodrigo TK M
                                                      Rodrigo TK M  1 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  1 weeks back

                                                        What about organic meat?

                                                        • System South
                                                          System South  1 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.

                                                          • Baffled An'Deranged
                                                            Baffled An'Deranged  1 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.

                                                            • Nathaniel J. Capenos
                                                              Nathaniel J. Capenos  1 weeks back

                                                              Lemongrab like 5 seconds in

                                                              • lost things
                                                                lost things  1 weeks back

                                                                You didn't discuss the one thing that can make a difference! If organic is better for farmers!
                                                                GMO companies are Incredibly strict about how their pollination works, and if a seed gets spread (as seeds do!) Then the farmer had better pay for their new crops or risk a lawsuit.

                                                                • TerraBite 76
                                                                  TerraBite 76  1 weeks back

                                                                  I’m just a looking for Karen’s in the comments, don’t mind me

                                                                  • Quapadople
                                                                    Quapadople  1 weeks back

                                                                    A free-range chicken egg is way better than from a caged one(same with dairy)...that because the wellbeing of animals is truly important(for the taste and not only). Predator insects are used for pest insects...and there are some places like in Bologna, Italy where they sell those insects for organic agriculture(and maybe not only)

                                                                    There is the downside of organic agriculture...but any innovation has its downside...its called the universal balance.

                                                                    Is that so hard to understand...? Italy, for example, has some of the best organic fresh fruit and vegetable on the EU market.

                                                                    Unless I go to buy apples from the countryside...the organic ones were 70%/80% better tasting than the normal ones.

                                                                    He said they didn't know exactly what are the real effects of antioxidants(oxidative stress)

                                                                    The more dead food processed food you eat the faster you age(less cellular regeneration)

                                                                    1) less fried stuff especially meat...fresh fish is better(if possible)
                                                                    2) 50%/60% fresh raw food(enzymes, which your body thrives after)
                                                                    3) nuts nuts nuts...their oils have another important cognitive function to our body.
                                                                    4) plenty of water that helps detoxification and digestive system of your body o work correctly(plus many more)
                                                                    5) less sugar, caffeine(fizzy crap drinks)
                                                                    5) and last but not least, least eight hours, but actually nine is the best.
                                                                    Just simple facts...

                                                                    • Quapadople
                                                                      Quapadople  1 weeks back

                                                                      @TerraBite 76 Every new thing or every change... Its the same as with jobs being taken away from people by robots...there must a balance there so maybe they(the governments) will implement UBI, so that people will be less affected.

                                                                      Anyway, UBI is not only for that reason. I encourage organic growth for the sake of our environment and animals...and if they pump that apple with sugar then be it. You are dissonant by lack of wisdom...but that is alright(many of you are) Is that obvious that taste doesn't have to do anything with organic...?

                                                                      I already knew that but if you read and digest properly then you might get it. Why do you have to go on the assumption that I don't know if I can be fooled... I know very well that sometimes they play with organic products...selling them as non-organic and so on. But apart from raising awareness, there isn't much we can do.

                                                                      People are very predictable(like you) which makes me see clearly that some of them will always try to make a living dishonestly...but I guess that's the beauty of being different(to some extent & discussible)

                                                                      Yet many others out there you try to educate anything that you've said is new to me. Everything that I have said above is to help people, in general, live a healthier life...but that, of course, depends on many factors which I am not gonna list here.

                                                                    • TerraBite 76
                                                                      TerraBite 76  1 weeks back

                                                                      Oh and taste has nothing to do with organics, they could have pumped that apple with sugars, and read packaging closet, if it says “Not organic certified” it means it’s complete BS and your just eating conventional food

                                                                      And also, “universal balance?” What the hell is going through your head, universal balance is like a food chain, it balances out, and if it is tinkered with it will loose that balance and before you know it the entire ecosystem is destroyed, tell me, what does it have to do with organics?

                                                                    • TerraBite 76
                                                                      TerraBite 76  1 weeks back

                                                                      Frying something or not has nothing to do with being organic or not

                                                                      Nuts have nothing to do with organics, they’re all grown the same way and have the same positive effects

                                                                      Fresh raw food? Raw food is poisonous and can kill people, why do you think or earliest ancestors cooked with open flames? Salmonella is fatal if it reaches your bloodline

                                                                      No matter how much an animal sleeps does not effect the meat quality, nutrition does

                                                                      Look, just because you eat organic food does not make you a scientist, this is incorrect, get your facts straight before you wish to make an argument point

                                                                  • josemv25
                                                                    josemv25  1 weeks back

                                                                    Is that how you're supposed to say "vitamins?"

                                                                    • Dylan Edwards
                                                                      Dylan Edwards  7 days back

                                                                      Americans and Brits say it differently.

                                                                  • Unsound mind
                                                                    Unsound mind  1 weeks back

                                                                    Organic food is better. Because only nonorganic stuff you can consider as a food is salt

                                                                    • Clarabel Scott
                                                                      Clarabel Scott  2 weeks back

                                                                      organic is just a trendy scam, especialy in Albert Heijn

                                                                      • E.M.K. 11
                                                                        E.M.K. 11  2 weeks back

                                                                        7:15 adventure time's grass sword Easter egg

                                                                        • bob loblaw
                                                                          bob loblaw  2 weeks back

                                                                          Doesn't organic also pose the issue of using cow manure or compost as fertilizer (0:43), which might increase the risk of organic foods being contaminated with bacteria (4:43)?

                                                                          • TerraBite 76
                                                                            TerraBite 76  1 weeks back

                                                                            bob loblaw all natural fertilizer is manure, it’s perfectly safe and has no negative effects on anything grown in it, almost every farm in America uses manure for fertilizer, and we don’t have any problems with it, it’s safe and has been used for a SUPER long time

                                                                        • Magmaleiser
                                                                          Magmaleiser  2 weeks back

                                                                          7:20 Adventure Time easter egg, the sword from the right is used (rarely) by jake the dogg
                                                                          Also the sword on the left is the grass blade, didnt notice that first

                                                                          • Digicraftmon the Crystal Gem

                                                                            I believe we should invest in nuclear energy for production and it is the most eco friendly energy source we know of so far...

                                                                            • Madog Wolfie
                                                                              Madog Wolfie  1 weeks back

                                                                              Digicraftmon the Crystal Gem it’s not but it’s still the best

                                                                          • Digicraftmon the Crystal Gem

                                                                            What if I use caffeine as a pesticide as bugs die from caffeine...

                                                                            • Spencer Stephens
                                                                              Spencer Stephens  1 weeks back

                                                                              that sounds good for a home farm maybe but at scale would likely be too expensive to survive in the market

                                                                          • Vance Biondo
                                                                            Vance Biondo  2 weeks back

                                                                            I just came in here but knowing your . Track record about info on somthing being GOID ATVALL WITH ANY NEWS I'll bet 1000.000 that I dont have that organic dint mean better .. is anything ( better in any way in here?🙄😒

                                                                            • brinbrin62 62200
                                                                              brinbrin62 62200  2 weeks back

                                                                              Amazing. Have you been paid by Monsanto, Bayer, or both ? Everywhere, bees, earthworms, butterflies, grasshoppers, and other insect biodiversity is collapsing. Reptiles, batracians, birds, you name it, entire spans of biodiversity are collapsing due to soil, water and vegetation being polluted. Aquifers are being depleted and polluted. and all this thanks to chemicals used in conventional agriculture. This video is a joke. I unsubscribed.

                                                                              • Lady VanEpps
                                                                                Lady VanEpps  2 weeks back

                                                                                I noticed they always talk about food marketing farms like the ones own by the government or control but never local gardens(neighborhood gardens) backyard gardens because ITS FREE!!!

                                                                                • minkrobeII
                                                                                  minkrobeII  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Is plastic safer to eat than vegetables?