Organic Food

Topics: Genetically modified organism, Organic food, Pesticide Pages: 3 (829 words) Published: October 21, 2010
Tia Escoe
AIU Online
Dr. Schultz
English Composition 2
Unit 2
Individual Project
Sept 1, 2010

ENGL107-1004A-29 English Composition II
Unit 2 Individual Project
Step 1

Find sources:
1 http://www.organicfoodinfo.net/ (Supporting organic farming and foods) 2 http://afsic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=2&tax_level=1&tax_subject=296 (USDA organic website) 3 http://www.organic.org/education (Supporting organic)

Step 2
Evaluate sources:
1. The advantages of organic food, you are what you eat: An article about organic food and diseases in non-organic food 2. Organic production: The definition, USDA programs, Standards and Certifications 3. 10 reasons to support organic in the 21st century: Very informative

Step 3
1. Organic foods and harmful chemicals
2. Non-organic food and science
3. The health benefits of eating organic

Step 4
Thesis: 100% UDSA organic food is the healthiest and best food for consumption. 1. Organic food is free of most chemicals such as pesticides and antibiotics that are present in most non-organic foods. A. Pesticides such as insecticides are used for controlling and killing insects that lay eggs; one study was shown to have 30 pesticides on a regular looking apple. B. The world’s industrial disaster, The Bhopal disaster, took place early Dec 1984, in a pesticide plant in India. An estimated 3,797 to 15,000 people are believed to have died from the gas leak; over 500,000 injuries have been reported; over 2,000 wildlife perished. The leak was caused when water entering a tank filled with methyl isocyanate (MIC); the water caused pressure to rise thus causing a severe leak. C. The effects of pesticide human consumption: mild skin issues, tumors, some birth defects, cancer and even death. 2. Non-organic food is proved to be cloned and full of science! A. GMO stands for genetically modified organism. The general molecular genetics techniques are used to...
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