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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    • Menos The Name
      Menos The Name  7 days back

      @Atal Gyawali Mighty be placebo, but I totalt agree

    • Atal Gyawali
      Atal Gyawali  7 days back

      Hay and about the taste, organic fruits tastes much better the inorganic.

    • Menos The Name
      Menos The Name  1 weeks back

      @michel Guevara They did not give you the answer which you answered yourself with. May be so. May not.

    • michel Guevara
      michel Guevara  1 weeks back

      why do I get the feeling that this channel is american produced with an english mouthpiece to push american values and nonsense?
      there are global studies that indicate that truly organic produce is 30-60% more vitamin and mineral rich, and yet you say there's no difference? ah, it's to protect the american industrial farming practice responsible for monocultures that destroy environments..I see.

    • George George
      George George  1 weeks back

      Could you possibly kindly aspire a really good take on geothermal energy and on how it can be applied to power humanity emissions free for thousands of years?
      Pretty pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaZ.

  • Noromiz
    Noromiz  28 minutes back

    Wait a second? Is it okay for US "Organic" Farmers to use pesticides etc.?
    In DK it is illegal to use any kind of pesticide (natural or not) in organic farming, thought they do use biopesticides in greenhouses (they release predatory insects to kill the harmful ones).

    • quadangle53
      quadangle53  2 hours back

      Home grown is the best

      • Firmansyah Putra
        Firmansyah Putra  2 hours back


        • Cristian Motta
          Cristian Motta  3 hours back

          Muy buen video, gracias por hacer un trabajo que sintetiza de una forma tan clara la información

          • Lia Johnson
            Lia Johnson  4 hours back

            And there you have it. Eat seasonal and save your money suckersssss 😆🤘🏽

            • trux the destroyer
              trux the destroyer  6 hours back

              I can't live I a world without vehicles or fruit I need fruit its sweet and yummy and eyes I like carrots, brocoly, cucumber, colieflower, beans and peas!

              • An Original Name
                An Original Name  9 hours back

                0:51 Ron Swanson back at it again

                • Matthew Smith
                  Matthew Smith  10 hours back

                  "Vedimens" 🤣 british accents are funny

                  • SirDigo
                    SirDigo  13 hours back

                    7:18 adventure time? Is that you?

                    • Dare The Astronaut
                      Dare The Astronaut  13 hours back

                      Avocado had fins grass sword

                      • Z3v Z31ch1ck
                        Z3v Z31ch1ck  14 hours back

                        Most of his videos are true but this video is a lie they payed him to say that

                        • Grant Miller
                          Grant Miller  19 hours back

                          I've been saying organic is just a waste of money for a while on a hunch. Feel vindicated to be right haha.

                          • Cameron Henderson
                            Cameron Henderson  1 days back

                            I get organic because it tastes better to me

                            • David Piney
                              David Piney  1 days back

                              You sir are a propagandist.

                              • Rifle648 _YT
                                Rifle648 _YT  1 days back

                                Poison Ivy’s organic, so are deer berries.

                                • Andon Giese
                                  Andon Giese  1 days back

                                  5.4k Karens disliked this video

                                  • Jane Myers
                                    Jane Myers  2 days back

                                    There are a lot of points that I agree with in this video but buying "local food that's in season" isn't always the best option because most local farms also use pesticides, gmo, bad fertilizers. The best option is to grow your own food. There, you know what you put into it. But yeah, most people don't have that opportunity. Regardless, eating more fruits and vegetables of any kind is definitely a healthy option. Thank you for your videos! Very informative and fun to watch!

                                    • Syfire
                                      Syfire  2 days back

                                      so we are fucked either way

                                      • Ricalloo
                                        Ricalloo  2 days back

                                        Indeed the only time I buy organic is if the flavor and texture are better. Which can happen. For example I think organic radishes taste was better than bland conventional.

                                        • Felix Keenan
                                          Felix Keenan  3 days back

                                          I'd be more interested to see a picture of the place something is grown, either on the packet or through a Web link... That would tell me MUCH more than if its organic or not. Landscape patterning is important.

                                          • just ignore me
                                            just ignore me  3 days back

                                            not everyone could afford organic food, Carmen. maybe you should check your PRIVILEGE!

                                            • nicol RB
                                              nicol RB  3 days back

                                              Translating: one takes space, one takes chemicals, both are healthy, if you want to make a difference then BUY SEASONAL

                                              • fasya 77
                                                fasya 77  4 days back

                                                Technically if you really think about it everything is natural

                                                • Lulu Parl
                                                  Lulu Parl  4 days back

                                                  Anything becomes Toxic when it is been used by extremists and those who spread fear.

                                                  • Burak Opsar
                                                    Burak Opsar  4 days back

                                                    C A P I T A L I S M 💜

                                                    • F admin Mat
                                                      F admin Mat  4 days back

                                                      Türkçe altyazı ekleyen arkadaşa teşekkürler

                                                      • delnaja17
                                                        delnaja17  5 days back

                                                        Is that Brazil flag colors on the pesticide bottle?

                                                        • kessi S
                                                          kessi S  5 days back

                                                          It’s might work for western country but in Thailand according to Thai public health departments’s test both organic and conventional veggies and fruits are contaminated with 11 folds amount of pesticides and herbicides from safety level even though organic find a bit less rate but still higher than safety level.
                                                          It has been in heath discussions in the parliament since 2 weeks ago;(
                                                          So I have to continue buying organic food products in Thailand

                                                          • Stephen Astbury
                                                            Stephen Astbury  6 days back

                                                            Theres truth to it if you grow veg ect from home as theres no chemicals used

                                                            • HypnoPants
                                                              HypnoPants  6 days back

                                                              My budget hates organic anyways.

                                                              • Bror Iversen
                                                                Bror Iversen  6 days back

                                                                7:16 i swear i keep finding more and more adventure time references in these videos. The grass blade and Jake's sword

                                                                • Kare-Raisu
                                                                  Kare-Raisu  6 days back

                                                                  And all of that because we still do monoculture, even in organic crop 😕

                                                                  • Halv Gud
                                                                    Halv Gud  6 days back

                                                                    feeling guilty? I'm worried about my health.. I don't care if the rest of the planet is dying.. and I'm not trolling.. I really think in this way.

                                                                    • Varun Bandha
                                                                      Varun Bandha  6 days back

                                                                      You forgot to mention how modern agricultural practices and use of pesticides is causing a major decline in insect population. That is a major factor when you look at soil health and sustainability of agriculture. Your premise for video makes it look at there are only two choices: organic and non organic. It doesn't address the major problems which are common to both of these systems and are much more harmful to the sustainability of food production. Just going local and seasonal won't address these problems.

                                                                      • Michael Mcdowell
                                                                        Michael Mcdowell  7 days back

                                                                        We'd have to also come to a consensus on what a GMO is because many people believe human driven plant reproduction is genetically modified by humans choosing breeding pairs over many generations like modern dog breeds

                                                                        • gdtoob
                                                                          gdtoob  1 weeks back

                                                                          Where do I find non-organic food?

                                                                          • Kings Design
                                                                            Kings Design  1 weeks back

                                                                            Great video, what about the mandala project? I'm not 100% sure that is a full brazilian project, but its something that has being discussed oer the years. I think you guys could produce a great video over it!!!!
                                                                            Sincerely, a big fan of your beawtifull work!

                                                                            • michel Guevara
                                                                              michel Guevara  1 weeks back

                                                                              'organic', a marketing strategy, there are not enough organic producers to account for the volume of 'organic' foods in supermarkets.
                                                                              don't be fooled.

                                                                              there are huge diffences in nutritional values, this video is solipsisistic nonsense.

                                                                              • Sin Burner
                                                                                Sin Burner  1 weeks back

                                                                                Buy local, buy seasonal. Things that are labeled as Non-GMO means nothing in the grand scheme of things apart from draining your wallet. Want to help the environment? MAKE A GARDEN

                                                                                • Cordelia Maynard
                                                                                  Cordelia Maynard  1 weeks back

                                                                                  It's weird, I have a carrot pillow like that.

                                                                                  • Cordelia Maynard
                                                                                    Cordelia Maynard  1 weeks back

                                                                                    "Climate change is real, but organic food is not a good way of solving it." -Kurzgesagt

                                                                                    • Elijah Santoyo
                                                                                      Elijah Santoyo  1 weeks back

                                                                                      It's really important to note that keeping the watershed free of ecocides is the most important part of organic production.

                                                                                      • You Want Some FREEDOM!?!

                                                                                        Take that you FREAKING hippies!!!

                                                                                        • Kay M
                                                                                          Kay M  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Local, seasonal. I love it!

                                                                                          • J Roberson
                                                                                            J Roberson  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Guys, if you are looking for a food that is tasty and healthy, try some dried seaweed. It tastes like some fries.

                                                                                            • dante slayer
                                                                                              dante slayer  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Man, I lost it when I saw the grass sword

                                                                                              • Rajpratap thakur
                                                                                                Rajpratap thakur  1 weeks back

                                                                                                Oraganic food is best in the world!🌎