Every year I go to Alabama to visit my grandmother (she passed away this January, so I won’t be going there anymore) and stay at my grandma’s friend’s farm at their trailer. This farm has cows, chickens, and other farm animals. Also they have a lot of pecan trees. Every morning I would wake up and meet my dad at the chicken coop, and pick 4 eggs to share for eat for breakfast. These free-range eggs were purple and bigger than conventional eggs. They tasted so delicious; I saw a difference between free-range farmed eggs and the eggs I used to get from the groceries store. Since then I have loved everything natural, and free range.
At my parents’ house almost everything is an organic product. I always wonder why they are so obsessed with organic products. So I did research on what are the best ways to avoid hormones, pesticides, and chemical fertilizers. One of the articles said that organic is one of the ways to avoid chemical fertilizers.
When I started my English 111 class with Mr. Sloan, I had to choose a broad topic, so I could write five essays. I chose organic versus conventional food because it is an interesting topic to learn. Also it can help me to learn new ways to eat better. Anyhow, there is a question that I always asked myself: Is organic healthier than regular food? I found a lot of information about this topic, especially organic versus conventional food having pros and cons. It was very important for me to know the answer because organic food it is more expensive than conventional food.
Our first assignment was a narrative paper. In my first draft, I made a lot of mistakes, especially on the content of the narrative (it was an essay not a narrative.) I was very confused, so my classmates helped me to understand the idea of a narrative paper. So, I end up with writing a second draft, and then I changed it to my aunt’s thyroid disease, and what she has been through since she got this
Cited: Crinnion, Walter J. "Organic Foods Contain Higher Levels Of Certain Nutrients, Lower Levels Of Pesticides, And May Provide Health Benefits For The Consumer." Alternative Medicine Review 15.1 (2010): 4-12. Academic Search Complete. Web. 6 June 2013 Dena M. Bravata, et al. "Are Organic Foods Safer Or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives?." Annals Of Internal Medicine 157.5 (2012): 348-366. Academic Search Complete. Web. 6 June 2013 Layton, Julia and Cristen Conger. "How do I know if I 'm eating cloned meat?" How Stuff Works. n.d. Web. 6 June 2013. Mayo Clinic Staff. "Nutrition and healthy eating." Mayo Clinic. 7 September 2012. Web. 2 June 2013. Kluger, Jeffrey. "What 's So Great About Organic Food?." Time 176.9 (2010): 30-40. Academic Search Complete. Web. 9 June 2013. Paul, Maya W, Gina Kemp and Robert Segal. "Organic foods." Help Guide. May 2013. Web. 2 June 2013. Scowcroft, Bob, Alan Greene and Sylvia Tawse. "Top 10 Reasons to Support Organic in the 21st Century." Organic. n.d. Web. 6 June 2013.