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Is Organic Food Good For You?

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Contents What is meant by the defition of"is organic food good for you"? What is organic food?, What is an alternative? Pg 3 Research Pg4 Advantages And Disadvantages and Conclusion Pg5 Sources Pg6 Is organic food good for you true or false? What is meant by the definition of "is organic food good you"? This is trying to say that if organic food is good for you or is there another alternative to this which better and easier. So I am going to find facts and information to help me with this so I am able to answer this question, I am also going to use three different types of research to help me find this information and make it as accurate as I can. What is Organic food? Organic food is food which has been produced to the produce more natural so less chemicals are used and most pesticides are if they are used they are very carefully controlled. Some say organic foods are better than processed food this is becuase: > Processed foods canhave hidden fats, salt and sugasr that can go in during the processing. > Eaters of organic food think that it tastes better. ...read more.

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> Because GM foods are new there has not been any long-term testing to see if they are dangerous to humans. Research Qualitative Research This is research to inquire the crosscuts discipline and subject matters. It involves an in-depth understanding of human behavior and the reasons that govern human behavior. Qualitative researchers typically rely on four methods for gathering information: * Participation in the setting * Direct observation * In depth interviews * Analysis of documents and materials Quantitative Research This type of research is often contrasted with qualitative research. Quantitative research is concerned with numbers and measurement rather than using words. It's the collection and analysis of data. Quantitative research is used to find causal relationships between two or more variables using statistical methods to test the strength and significance of the relationship. Scientific Evidence This is evidence from scientists that have carried out tests, and making assumptions (hypothesis). The make assumptions by using the evidence they have. They are usually qualified or trained. Also scientific evidence is evidence which serves to either support or counter a scientific theory or hypothesis. Advantages and Disadvantages Organic Food Advantages * They are tastier according to some people than GM foods. ...read more.

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* Food could also be cheaper because there would be more of it. * Modified to make them more resistant to unfavourable condition * Use less fertilizer * Use less water * Pest resistance * Herbicide tolerance * Increasing food supplies in co-relation with an increasing world population. Disadvantages * We don't know the long term effects. * It's not natural so it shouldn't be done. * Harmful to environment * Harmful to humans * Give rise to super weeds * Super weeds dominate the fields and affect main crops * Genes from the genetically modified food could be transferred to the pests which can make them become resistant to the pesticides and the pesticides become useless. Conclusion I think organic food is good for you because scientists have tested this out and the advantages shown show that people like me (human beings) like the food and they find it tastes better. Another reason is that it is fresher and natural than other alternatives like GM foods, and scientists have found out that organic food is healthier than the alternatives. Sources Websites: http://hsc.uwe.ac.uk/net/student/Default.aspx?pageid=196 - Student Net news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/find_out/guides/uk/organic_food/newsid_2327000/2327671.stm - Newsround news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/find_out/guides/uk/gm_foods/newsid_2327000/2327671.stm - Newsround en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_food - Wikipedia Journals My Life of Food Books Earth and foods Organic Foods ...read more.

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*** An average GCSE level report, which outlines they key advantages and disadvantages associated with GM and organic foods. The report presents key arguments but does not include data to support the claims made. Consequently the conclusions are not really valid. To improve:
1)Clarify the research question. Is this about organic foods, or is the focus on GM foods. GM foods are not the only alternative to organic foods so this is confusing
2)Include data about pesticide levels, vitamin levels etc to support arguments about the freshness of organic foods and the pesticide levels
3)Expliain clearly what GM and organic foods are
4)Explain the concerns associated with GM crops/meats. Why could super weeds result?

Marked by teacher Kerry jackson 05/03/2012

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