Nutrition Disscussion

we are exploring some current “hot button issues” in nutrition. Among them is the question of whether eating organic foods is really better for both individuals and the larger world. Unfortunately, there remains a great deal of confusion in the words we use to label and define organic foods, and the true nature of organic farming practices. Please read the following articles: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carolyna-de-laurentiis/misleading-food-labels_b_2627388.html http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/04/17/304205632/can-wal-mart-really-make-organic-food-cheap-for-everyone http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/26/283112526/chickens-laying-organic-eggs-eat-imported-food-and-its-pricey http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/05/08/477057872/what-is-natural-food-a-riddle-wrapped-in-notions-of-good-and-evil So – what do you think the future is? What is the responsible way forward? Are you going to eat organic? Why or why not? What do you think would be the best way to promote healthy eating and farming? ******Update – here are some new articles about the latest things going on in the world of organic foods – and it also touches on the ideas of labelling and consumer choice, which are critical to helping the public. What do you thinks about these issues? https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/05/19/612063389/usda-unveils-prototypes-for-gmo-food-labels-and-theyre-confusing (Links to an external site.) https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/08/03/487905333/organic-food-fights-back-against-non-gmo-rival

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