What used to require ten hectares of cultivated area is now only required for one hectare with the same yield. That sounds great! Does it?
It already doesn't sound that great to many.
This increase in yield is made possible by genetic engineering, pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Nobody is scared that these chemical agents can already be detected in the body. There is not really anything to be seen optically or in terms of health. The glyphosate debate is already more thought-provoking.
If you can believe some video recordings, residents of cultivation areas already deal with damage from glyphosate.
So it's good that people are committed to the sustainable production of food for humans and animals.
We used to have no need for organic. It was also somewhat frowned upon in our circles. That changed suddenly when we started eating more fruits and vegetables. Conventional vegetables simply went bad faster, started to mold after only one day, looked pale and didn't really taste like anything. My favorite example is the water tomato that everyone knows.
Processed conventional foods, on the other hand, taste very good again, as they help with flavors and additives. But in the sense of my body it is certainly not.
Differences or advantages
So what are the advantages of organic products?
- Lower water content - hence higher nutrient density
- Regular inspections of the producers ensure quality
- Less chemistry, more environmental protection
- Ban on preservatives, sweeteners or artificial colors
- No genetic engineering
- Fair remuneration for producers
For me personally, the taste simply prevails. I also feel better in terms of health. Conventional bananas, for example, cause abdominal pain in me. Organic bananas, however, are not.
Every now and then the price plays a role as an argument for choosing conventional goods, but cleverly bought it makes little difference. As an adult, I make a great living with € 150-170 per month.
In Germany, around 10% of income is used for food, Japan spends twice as much of your income on food at 20%. However, Japan is increasingly haunted by conventional products and is continually being fast-foodized.
It is important that awareness of the possibility of buying organic products flows. This enables us to support sustainability and maintain our health. Ultimately, the question may not be organic or conventional, but rather: are you worth it?
Organic is no longer a trend of "long-haired forest people" but the expression of a lifestyle that offers an incredible number of benefits for you and the environment.