Organic Food Is Marketing Hype
A DebateDownloadable Video - 2014
The nation's industrialized food system is making consumers obese, diabetic and primed for heart disease and it has converted millions of eaters into pursuers of the American Organic Dream: Eat Organic to Live Longer and Better. Although sales increased six-fold over the last decade, organic food still comprises a tiny fraction of the food Americans eat. Critics of the organic food movement argue that little solid evidence exists that going organic makes you any healthier. The race by food makers to slap on labels like "farm-grown," "free-range," and "all natural," they argue, is more about marketing hype than upgrading our food in any meaningful way. But supporters charge that organic food is free of chemicals and pesticides and far better for you. Should we all go organic, and pay the extra costs, because few things are more important than our health? Or is the organic movement and the food companies cashing in on it hawking a hoax, or at least grossly overstating the biological benefits of organic food?
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Infobase, , c2010
Branch Call Number: eVideo
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (100 min.) : sd., col