Do we need GMO to feed the world?
One of the most often touted benefits of genetically engineered (GE) crops [more commonly referred to as genetically modified organisms (GMOs)] is that they are essential to feed the world’s growing population. If consumption trends continue, in order to feed that many people, we would need to grow one-third more food.
How do GMOs harm the environment?
Biodiversity Loss: The use of some GM crops can have negative impacts on non-target organisms and on soil and water ecosystems. For example, the expansion of GM herbicide-tolerant corn and soy, which are twinned with herbicides, has destroyed much of the habitat of the monarch butterfly in North America.
Is it better to buy organic?
Organic foods are usually good for the environment. But they’re often hard on your wallet: The USDA found the costs of organic fruits and vegetables typically run more than 20% higher than conventional produce. Sometimes the difference is much higher, especially for things like organic milk and eggs.
What foods should you eat organic?
Read below to see the 12 fruits and vegetables that the EWG recommends that you buy organic, beginning with the most contaminated food.
- Strawberries. Strawberry Tart.
- Spinach. 8500471.jpg.
- Kale, Collards & Mustard Greens. Citrus Kale Salad.
- Nectarines. nectarines.
- Apples. Melting Apples.
- Grapes. grapes.
- Cherries. cherries.
Does organic actually matter?
While organic foods have fewer synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and are free of hormones and antibiotics, they don’t appear to have a nutritional advantage over their conventional counterparts. According to USDA data, organic foods have fewer pesticide residues than conventionally grown produce.
Are organic eggs better?
Recent research finds organic eggs to have more micronutrients than conventional eggs. Findings from Penn State University suggest that organic chicken eggs have three times more omega-3 fatty acids than their caged counterparts. The eggs also contained 40% more vitamin A and twice as much vitamin E.