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Jenae' TCA

Organic foods are foods that are "cultivated and processed without fertilizers, insecticides, artificial coloring, artificial flavorings, or additives." Buying food like this is a positive thing because it keeps processing to a minimal, and artificial things your body doesn't need, out. The good thing about organic food is that it's all natural and it's better for the environment. One thing that's not so positive about organic food is that even if you eat "healthy, sanely, and ethically, organic food has no guarantee of that." According to a study, 1/3 of American adults are obese, so although you buy organic food, that doesn't mean that you cant over eat, and eventually get obese. Also regulations for "Raising animals humanely in accordance with nature (animals must be given access to the outdoors, but for how long and under what conditions is not spelled out); so for example they can be outside for an exact minute to a poorly farmed land and go right back where they were living inside and be considered "free range" or "organic." The spiritual tie with this is that we should always eat natural food that God has created and was meant to eat, not to be processed and preserved and added to.


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Ethan Van Aernam 1/9/10
We grow food in a variety of ways. There is organic, industrial, and local food. This book made me think about my choices. Pollan makes observations on what we think when we see organic labels. We tend to think of a family farm, however the organic farms are almost identical in appearance as industrial farms. Looking back to the start of farming we see that their naturally supposed to their own ecosystem, but we strayed from this idea, by using chemicals and letting waste build up. This has it's consequences like e coli and other infections. Our suppliers use tainted meat and dirty plants, the industry doesn't care. Pollan's point is that we should eat local, track the source of our food, and think about what we are really buying.
Michael Pollan takes a firm stand on his view as well as giving evidence. He writes in great detail about the lives of these farmers. Pollan also keeps you interested with thought provoking questions and has an honest, caring tone through out the book. His book mentions the Old Testament farming, but he seems to focus more on evolution.
Pollan, Michael. //The Omnivore's Dilemma//. New York City: Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2006. Print. 2005/11/

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Garetttca January 12, 2010
There are positives and negatives to growing food. "Organic gardening and farming keep toxic pesticides out of the water supply and food chain." Micheal Pollan agreed that organic cuts down on pollution. Micheal Pollan also said that even though organic is healthier it looks and acts more like an industrial farm. The only difference between them is organic does not have pesticides.
Micheal Pollan has an honest tone, shares his thoughts, uses great description and keeps you interested. He does a great job showing you the life of a farmer. He clearly tells us his point of view and gives evidence to support it. He makes reference back to Old Testament farming but seems to focus more on evolution.
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Pollan, Michael. //The Omnivore's Dilemma//. New York City: Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2006. Print.
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JohanTCA 12/ 6/ 2009

Organic foods are vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy products, and meat that are produced through an agricultural process which encourages soil and reduces pollution. These foods are required to be at least ninety-five percent organic to be certified by the US Department of Agriculture. Since organic farmers use natural fertilizers, beneficial insects and birds, and organic feed to produce organic products, organic foods are much healthier than conventional foods. However, organic foods are pricier than conventional foods because of strict government regulations, more expensive farming practices, and lower crop yields. God has created foods for us as mentioned in Genesis 1:30. Accordingly, more farmers should start producing organic foods instead of producing conventional foods to prevent polluting foods that God has created for us.
-Worked cited: "Organic foods: Are they safer? More nutritious?" Mayo
Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER), 20 Dec. 2008. Web.
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