The Fallacy of Organic Food
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The paper discusses Mark Bittman's belief in "Eating Food That's Better for You, Organic or Not" that the emphasis of public relations campaigns on eating organic, often more costly, produce is misplaced and unduly influenced by commercial agriculture and big corporations. The paper explains Bittman's argument that the high cost of organic food can act as a deterrent to poor and middle-class Americans trying to eat healthfully, and, organic food is not a cure-all for our environmental crisis or the obesity epidemic. The paper calls for us to eat real, unprocessed food without obsessing about an organic label.
From the Paper:"A few weeks ago, my frugal mother walked into Whole Foods--and walked straight out. "It's too expensive to eat healthfully these days," she complained. By 'healthy' she meant organic. And it is this misperception that food writer Mark Bittman attempts to address in his March 21, 2009 editorial to the Sunday New York Times Week in Review editorial section entitled "Eating Food That's Better for You, Organic or Not." Bittman believes that the emphasis of public relations campaigns that stress eating organic, often more costly produce and other foodstuffs is misplaced and unduly influenced by commercial agriculture and big corporations. Instead, Bittman persuasively argues that the unbiased food media should stress the importance of eating a healthy, varied diet, rather than stressing organic foods."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Bittman, Mark. "Eating Food That's Better for You, Organic or Not." Week in Review. New York Times March 21, 2009. March 27, 2009. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/22/weekinreview/22bittman.html?scp=2&sq=organic&st=cse
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