Is Organic Really Better? Healthy Food or Trendy Scam?

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  • 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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    Sources: https://sites.google.com/view/sourcesorganic/

    • Marek Halás
      Marek Halás  3 days back

      But cow poo is good fertiliser too! Right?

    • Thefrozendeath
      Thefrozendeath  2 weeks back

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

    • Pratiksha
      Pratiksha  2 weeks back

      Daniel I know but a phrase can be taken otherwise.

    • Daniel
      Daniel  2 weeks back

      @Pratiksha They said that in regards to organic vs inorganic vegetables. They also have a video about how meat is bad.

    • Pratiksha
      Pratiksha  2 weeks back

      "What you eat is much more important than how it is produced"....???
      Why would you say that?
      This notion has made people indifferent towards Animal's suffering... :'(

  • Konstantinos T
    Konstantinos T  13 hours back

    I would buy organic... if it didn't cost a leg and an arm.

    • meme guy
      meme guy  20 hours back

      Best way to eat is to grow your stuff yourself

      • Shuai Ge
        Shuai Ge  20 hours back

        One remark: organic production respect more the biodiversity and avoid having huge piece of land without life (except the plant being grown).
        So, organic can help having biodiversity.
        After, for the plant which have huge productivity difference between organic and normal, we should go for normal to limit land usage.
        Also dépend of the country, in france for example we have plenty of land to farm, and in fact we use less and less farming land each year, so we can afford to move to organic. For some other countries might not be the right move.

      • todd margaret
        todd margaret  1 days back

        Pesticides a last resort in organic farming? In New Zealand we use it weekly whether a harmful pathogen is present or not. Just in case haha

        • Frank R. Haugen
          Frank R. Haugen  1 days back

          If the world went all organic. A billion people would probably starve to death, so I avoid organic food in the store

          • Hammid
            Hammid  1 days back

            WHERE'S THE MEAT?!

            • Hammid
              Hammid  1 days back

              Over 5000 hipster cuckolds and feminazis have all disliked this video.

              • Lasdil Elizaga
                Lasdil Elizaga  1 days back

                i love how the Witch sprayed the poison on Snow White's face, she's like "bitch you ain't just sleeping tonight, you gone be dead asap"

                • bazoo513
                  bazoo513  2 days back

                  Reasonable again!

                  • Cuddly Cactus
                    Cuddly Cactus  2 days back

                    HMMMMMM......interesting, how about the added hormones & antibiotic use in organic meats? Don't even try to tell me that meat that comes from a factory farm is about the same as a free range, grass fed, organic small farm.
                    And what about round up??? That garbage is in everything (even beer & oatmeal) it's disgusting.
                    Agreed Seasonal is the true organic! (however Climate Change has now made that a bit different, now it's possible to grow certain fruits & veggies in places that were previously too cold, and it's possible to grow produce for a longer season in other places, I guess it's good for the farmers, but I am definitely not happy about it!)

                    • Scott Weidlich
                      Scott Weidlich  2 days back

                      Food n stuff is a parks and rec reference

                      • Praise The Sun
                        Praise The Sun  2 days back

                        I like Ron Swanson's take on this.

                        • Nani Shanelli
                          Nani Shanelli  2 days back

                          Poison apple ☠️ 🍎 working to slow, So sprays her in the face ☣️🔫. 😂 😂 😂 These video are hilarious! 🤣

                          • Jones Affrou
                            Jones Affrou  13 hours back

                            You know you don't have to use emogis to picture what you're saying, we can understand what you're saying without pictures. They make reading harder too.

                        • Powdered Toast Man
                          Powdered Toast Man  2 days back

                          No matter what a person says nothing is truly 100% organic the air we breathe is contaminated the dirt is contaminated the water even when "purified" still has unhealthy particles in it so yeah it's BS

                          • Derp
                            Derp  3 days back

                            &ma
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                            TEST

                            • Duane Potgieter
                              Duane Potgieter  3 days back

                              I grow lettuce in south africa through a hydroponic system. I literally use NO pesticides at all, because I don't need to since they are grown indoors. What I want to find out is if the "food" I put in the water for the lettuce is somehow toxic, I wonder if they pre mix pesticides in the food. They have all these technical terms on the labels and to be honest there's a lot to Google if I really want to find out. Maybe I should.

                              • SuperDan
                                SuperDan  3 days back

                                I feel like NOTHING you buy at a store is "Organic" even if it says it is...... Why is it if I grow something in a Garden or have someone give me vegies / fruit from their garden, it taste TOTALLY different from something at a store, weather it be organic or not..... So when I shop at a store, I just buy normal stuff because if you ask me, organic is just a joke and BSing people. You want organic food, grow it yourself

                                • lala marou
                                  lala marou  3 days back

                                  The only value this video has is the graphics , everything in here is total BS

                                  • ThingsThatGoBomb
                                    ThingsThatGoBomb  3 days back

                                    Whos the voice of this channel?

                                    • Zachary Konkel
                                      Zachary Konkel  3 days back

                                      Organic isn't about better food its about growing better

                                      • SamuraiJack
                                        SamuraiJack  4 days back

                                        A lot of crap is this video.

                                        • Christian Schmitz
                                          Christian Schmitz  4 days back

                                          Gotta take this video with a huge grain of salt. I just saw a documentary about how the regulations to save non-organic food from being infested with cancerous chemicals are not well executed. They were showing how on most non organic Bananas bought in German grocery stores they found cancerous chemicals whereas the organic samples were clean. Moreover the people that worked on the banana plantations recorded videos where the owners of the plantations send airplanes that were scattering the chemicals over the plantations and over the workers while they were in their lunchbreaks. Even though this video is very informative and interesting it comes of a bit non differentiated in parts and too much reliant on certain statistics without a sense of whats actually happening.

                                          • Mark Lee
                                            Mark Lee  4 days back

                                            Diseases and viruses are organic. Does it mean they are healthy? Of course not. Only stupid and uneducated people think that organic immediately means healthy. Marketing people use that stupidity to sell more expensive things to them.

                                            • sowley
                                              sowley  4 days back

                                              0:10 reincarnated lemongrab.

                                              • 4c1dr3fl3x
                                                4c1dr3fl3x  4 days back

                                                5.1k hippies disliked having their pet causes and lifestyle investments minimized & questioned

                                                • bsfatboy
                                                  bsfatboy  4 days back

                                                  Liking the 60fps

                                                  • Locky
                                                    Locky  4 days back

                                                    organic is just short for more expensive

                                                    • Katherine Robar
                                                      Katherine Robar  4 days back

                                                      I also never use chemical stuff ^^ love video

                                                      • Katherine Robar
                                                        Katherine Robar  4 days back

                                                        I'm growing organic food to sell cheaper then everyone else ^^ to help in my community 10c per veggy I'm doing it for fun

                                                        • Jack T
                                                          Jack T  4 days back

                                                          Tolerance Level? Really. Is that why everyone's got Cancer now, BECAUSE WE'RE ALL SO TOLERANT!

                                                          • Jack T
                                                            Jack T  3 days back

                                                            @thatboy killswitch - No, it's not just Meat. That's a fucking simpletons Logic, it's the whole way we're living as society. The rich are harvesting humans like we're farm yard animals, creating and selling products which cause disease, then creating the treatments to "Cure" those diseases. That's Sick. Why can't Dr's go around stabbing people, then stitching them up? Why can't Firemen go around starting Fires so they can be called upon to put them out? $250Billion p.a. The National Health Service in the UK is almost the largest industry. Their employees, working for Government, go on the BBC and Promote degeneracy to children, degeneracy which they can "treat", ensuring a constant supply of fresh meat to justify the never ending growth in government subsidies. They're Raping the country and calling it "Health Care".

                                                          • thatboy killswitch
                                                            thatboy killswitch  3 days back

                                                            Jack T Meat

                                                        • almahperditae
                                                          almahperditae  4 days back

                                                          A good rule about organic vs. convencional: only buy organic directely to the producer.

                                                          If you have to trust a label in a shop, then you making more harm than good to the enviroment.

                                                          The biggest irony: people that care for the enviroment, and are willing to pay the extra for organic, live in cities, and have to trust the label in a shop. The ones that want to do the right thing are part of the problem, and not the solution they want to be.

                                                          • You'll never know lol
                                                            You'll never know lol  5 days back

                                                            Idk the demonic vegetable looks badass

                                                            • Billy Alexander
                                                              Billy Alexander  5 days back

                                                              When it comes to eating healthy I think people forget that where gonna die anyway.

                                                              • Billy Alexander
                                                                Billy Alexander  5 days back

                                                                The suns gonna expand and kill all life on the planet eventually hahahaha

                                                              • Billy Alexander
                                                                Billy Alexander  5 days back

                                                                @zengara11 overall though nothing really matters let's be honest

                                                              • zengara11
                                                                zengara11  5 days back

                                                                @Billy Alexander With that ideology no person should be improving or living at all? The history of humanity, is people improving from their predecessors mistakes. I am saying that eating healthier has been proven to increase your mental capabilities, physical and decrease of diseases. (Pro Chess players are physically buff as f*ck, as an example the greatest chess player Magnus Carlson)


                                                                I am saying you, and everyone you affect will have a better life, if you eat healthy.....So as basic af, without bringing the reason for our progression so far, in such a short amount of time....


                                                                It matters because we are humans, and humans improve.

                                                              • Billy Alexander
                                                                Billy Alexander  5 days back

                                                                @zengara11 I'm just saying it doesnt matter how much time you spend eating healthy, reading the back ingredients of food, your gonna die either way

                                                            • The Dark Knight
                                                              The Dark Knight  5 days back

                                                              Basically organic farming is a scam and we should eat whatever we like.


                                                              You're gonna die from something one day no matter what you do.

                                                              • Vincent Crusoe
                                                                Vincent Crusoe  5 days back

                                                                Trust your farmer🤷🏻‍♂️ get to know them 👍

                                                            • athletejmv
                                                              athletejmv  5 days back

                                                              @8:10 "What you eat is more important than how it's produced..." Well, I prefer not to eat poison... so frustrating just to find natural food without chemicals, etc dumped all over them :-/ Enjoyed the video.

                                                              • J Sutherland
                                                                J Sutherland  5 days back

                                                                "We are not sure if antioxidants are indeed good for us" Haha where are these facts coming from. Durp.

                                                                • I am White trash
                                                                  I am White trash  5 days back

                                                                  Fun fact eating produce that hasn't been exposed to pesticides put you at risk of being exposed to dangerous pathogens!

                                                                  • Mystic_Necrozma
                                                                    Mystic_Necrozma  5 days back

                                                                    I just like fruit..

                                                                    • Ethan Nicolls
                                                                      Ethan Nicolls  5 days back

                                                                      0:52 "I love Food & Stuff! It's where I buy all my food...and most of my stuff." - Ron Swanson

                                                                      • Mince Verlot
                                                                        Mince Verlot  5 days back

                                                                        fuck you kurzgesagt

                                                                        • Jordan Jenkins
                                                                          Jordan Jenkins  5 days back

                                                                          uuuunacceptaaabbblleeeeeeeee @0:07

                                                                          • Ravenn
                                                                            Ravenn  5 days back

                                                                            Some people are so adamant on being healthy these days that according to them, about everything gives you cancer.

                                                                            Person : If it’s natural or from nature, then it’s good.
                                                                            Poisonous snakes : Hi there.

                                                                            • mirage
                                                                              mirage  4 days back

                                                                              Nothing more natural than cancer

                                                                          • 176Blue
                                                                            176Blue  5 days back

                                                                            So save your money and buy the regular produce.

                                                                            • Alex
                                                                              Alex  5 days back

                                                                              As the video entered the latter half, I found myself a little more eager for the thanos snap... Is that bad?

                                                                              • RedWobbuffet
                                                                                RedWobbuffet  5 days back

                                                                                At 7:19, did you notice that the avocado’s sword was fin’s grass sword for adventure time, and the carrots is Jake’s

                                                                                • rebeca rose
                                                                                  rebeca rose  5 days back

                                                                                  They should have mentioned agroforestry practices, which is mostly organic producing a larger and more diversed volumes in smaller areas. The point is not the label but that agriculture method based in monocultures and giant pieces of land wasted on cattle and agromafias. Also missed mentioning the pharmaceutical and pesticides industry fusions, Bayer etc

                                                                                  • o0TraceuR0o
                                                                                    o0TraceuR0o  6 days back

                                                                                    Antioxidants? They bind free radicals to themselves which are the reason of internal inflamations which in term are the reason of cancer so antioxidants have a direct correlation to cancer prevention... there you go, dont listen to this dribble it obviously a shill video for big gmo and pharma companies

                                                                                    • Mountain Rider
                                                                                      Mountain Rider  5 days back

                                                                                      Exactly, also fuck who ever says coconut oil is pure poison, organic coconut oil prevents invasive lipids from forming in our floura guts, add cacao butter, cacao powder, organic grass fed ghee, grass fed hydrate collagen protein, and ceylon cinnamon, b00m! You'll be pooping at 9 am, everyday cleansing out your body! Add in some high quality monosaturated fats, lean organic vegetables, and boom!