People are becoming more aware of the foods that they are consuming in an effort to live longer and healthier lives. The organic food movement is fueled by people’s fear that they are slowly being poisoned by large agribusinesses, and experimented on my biochemical companies. This movement encourages people to eat produce that is grown without the use of pesticides and other that natural fertilizers, to consume foods that are free from genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), and to shop at a local farmers market instead of at a supermarket. There is a growing group of people, international, that are fed-up with eating foods that are poisoned, genetically engineered, and animals that are treated inhumanely.
Pesticides are designed to kill pests, whether it is weed or insect, and when consuming produce that has been grown on a conventional farm it is safe to assume that pesticides have been used. There are mixtures that are used on the produce to prevent it from being annihilated from various insects, like locusts. There are also fusions that are designed to kill weeds that absorb water and nutrients from the crop. These killing agents are sprayed directly onto the targeted area, saturating the plant and the soil. Following cautionary protocol all fruits and vegetables should be washed prior to consumption, but what about the chemicals that leeched into it from the soil? When consuming foods that have been grown on a corporate farm there is a great risk that harmful pesticides are being ingested along with the crop. The organic food movement is an attempt to move away from modern pest control methods and back to traditional ones.
Genetically modified foods, GMO’s, have been altered using the DNA from bacteria and/or viruses in order to achieve an effect that is unnatural. There are strains of corn that have an internal insecticide, some plants made to be drought resistant, and others to contain a nutrient not common to it. GMO’s are new to the...