Pro tip, if an organization is really using proper approaches to produce its foods, it is going to say so on the box. With some level of certainty, even just a little quantity of toxic or dangerous element will will have to be part of the label or the product will not reach the market.
In an issue of a couple years it seems the vast majority of foods will have an organic alternate. Will it be safer? I seriously doubt it. The effort that any company goes to to ensure its products and production/supply chains are safe is enormous and I feel extremely safe with the existing controls. Organic can mean that you leave up to the nature to ensure that quality and nature can be tricky.
Ensure you’re eating a well-balanced selection of nutrient-rich foods and know the your health is good. Eating food needs to be a pleasant experience. Eating organically is in the most significant part eating diverse nutrients to stay healthy. Not necessarily only eating organic food.
Recent new studies had been getting lots of media coverage, but they’re still missing an important point and not connecting the dots regarding how different chemicals are impacting or not our wellbeing. Yes, many studies demonstrate that GMO foods aren’t damaging human well-being while other studies demonstrate that they are a cause for many diseases. A number of the food studies that exist are very flawed, and a number of studies are actually the end result of corruption. So the question will be on who to rely.
Since a while now, I have started a practice of whenever a read an opinion article about something, I look for something that states the opposite – this is, today, not hard to find. Once I understand the arguments of both sides, I investigate sources and interpretation of data. Often I observe flaws and incorrect statements and usually data is actually insufficient to take a proper conclusion. Many articles and opinions are based on incomplete information.
What about glyphosate?
Organic isn’t the end-all-be-all but can be a better option. However we still have to account for the billions of people that will not be able to afford organic products or that will not even access to any food if we don’t make our agriculture more efficient.
The quantity of farmland available to produce food is decreasing while population count is going up.
“Well, 95 percent of organic peppers and 88 percent of organic tomatoes come from small number of countries, in particular southern Spain or North Africa. Growing them requires an incredible amount of water – something that’s scarce in those countries. As a result, groundwater is pumped from deep underground. Then the fruit and vegetables are trucked or even flown all the way to Germany, and organic food devotees buy them in the supermarket with a clear conscience. But this is ridiculous and, in any case, not sustainable.”
Liam Condon, Head of the Crop Science Division of Bayer
Since decades now, our farmers have relied successfully in using chemicals, such as glyphosate, to ensure sustainable food production and the good majority has been using it adequately in a manner that doesn’t cause harm to the environment or to humans. Not everyone is diligent enough to do it properly and still there are many cases of incorrect use that cause damage… But remember that without a viable solution to feed the growing population we have certainly little to no options to keep producing the quantity of food that we need.
I remain confident that companies strive for their products safety and if they make mistakes the market and consumers will react accordingly. In the end, I trust that what I get today, in the age of excess of information is being scrutinized at every level and all the time. Never felt more safe.