Produced by Debating Matters, this topic guide looks at the issues around organic food. It contains information, further reading and web link that help students consider whether people should embrace organic foods.
Following the release of research from the Food Standards Agency (FSA), claiming that organic food is nutritionally no better than conventionally farmed produce, the issue has again been brought in to sharp focus.
Beyond nutritional content, the organics debate relates to broader concerns about the environment. Supporters of organic food claim that with fewer chemicals in farming we could reduce the impact which agriculture has on the environment. Opponents disagree, suggesting that organic food is little more than a lifestyle choice for those wealthy enough to make it.
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