Is Organic Really Better? Healthy Food or Trendy Scam?

  • Published: 13 January 2019
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    Organic food is a huge trend: it promises a healthier and better life. But can Organic food really live up to the expectations or is it just baloney?


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    • Arthur -
      Arthur -  1 weeks back

      Quick question, because I trust you: did you looked at the potential interests conflict in the studies ? If yes, is there significant signals ?
      In france we have industrial alerts that reported a very significant amount of interests conflicts in such studies (1/2 of the scientists in agro have strong interests in existing industry).

    • Rory Cannon
      Rory Cannon  4 weeks back

      Hey Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell, What about Nitrogen usage? I didn't see that covered in your video and was wondering about the efffects of overuse

    • royaldarkness
      royaldarkness  2 months back

      @Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

      hey, can you or someone answer this ?, although you say that organic farming that make those organic fruit/vegetable nutritious are nearly the same as the normal farming way today, but a few day ago a news that I watch (on the world topic) say that the nutritious over the year are beginning to become less, that in the past (around ww 1 or before) one apple is enough, but now you need to eat around 20 apple (not literally, but a bit close enough) just to get enough nutritious there, something to do with the way modern farming (not organic one) make the farm land more starving of nutritious for the plant to consume, and they harvest almost right away when the plant just ripe, so not allow much time for the plant to absorb much nutritious at all, that what I remember the news said about
      so in the end, do the organic fruit/vegetable are more nutritious than the normal fruit ?

    • Giorgos Papachristos
      Giorgos Papachristos  2 months back

      Greek subs please...

  • Onlyjob
    Onlyjob  1 hours back

    Shallow video. Organic==sustainable==ethical. Sustainability is not even mentioned. Only fool would deny health benefits but this is precisely what this video does...

    • Búi Helgason
      Búi Helgason  3 hours back

      I'd say that organic meat, And animal products are better than their non organic counterparts. But this is purely due to how they treat the animals. With fruits and vegetables, i dont really care.

      • Murilo Vidal
        Murilo Vidal  4 hours back

        I like the idea of reasonable discussion, but it seems that organic produce has become the iPhone of foods. It's more expensive than the normal stuff, and many people just buy it because everybody else keeps telling them it's the best. It does have its merits, but we need to stop thinking that it's an instant solution and that simply buying organic instead of regular will magically solve everything.

        Besides, most companies are just capitalizing on the whole organic trend, marketing their product as such and charging as much as they want for it.

        • kobe cabus
          kobe cabus  15 hours back

          pesticides are organic so..

          • kobe cabus
            kobe cabus  15 hours back

            everything is organic

            • C R
              C R  2 days back

              What about meat?

              • Casotti Doamaral
                Casotti Doamaral  2 days back

                This video is backwards. Zach Bush MD, Dr.Senef, Dr.Campbell, William Shaw PhD, among many others have shown through very good research, pesticides that are synthetic are a major cause of health concerns that function as very potent antibiotic, Impair cellular communication, nucleic functions, and are highly destructive to our microbiome. Especially with glyphosate that impedes they shikimatte pathway in plants, also impairs it in our microbiome. Our microbiome secrete micro RNA that interact with our own DNA for expression of genes. Organic pesticides are indeed toxic, however, they do not show ANY where near the same sort of toxicity as synthetic. The EU, FDA, and other regulating bodies are not a trustworthy source for toxicology reports at all as they are going off very expired data that’s been proven wrong. Also because they are known to be in the pockets of these drug companies that produce pesticides. For example, Monsanto employees are regularly seen transitioning into the FDA & CDC. It’s a corruption loop. Finally, regenerative agriculture is the true key in health of our soil, our bodies and eradication of most pollutants Thats do contribute to a mild form of climate change. Though science on climate change is also showing it is very misunderstood and out of human control. For anyone reading to the end, don’t let this video fool you. Listen to the true researchers and physicians out there. Don’t get your education solely from YouTube channels.

                • gemesyth
                  gemesyth  2 days back

                  Organic is the new mercedes

                  • Katanyuf
                    Katanyuf  2 days back

                    8:25 "simply hit the animate button"

                    • Rosa Luxemburg
                      Rosa Luxemburg  2 days back

                      "We make them with a lot of love and care and corporate bias"

                    • TheJkl92
                      TheJkl92  2 days back

                      i mean, i tried really good organic food an always win in flavor, it´s the only reason for me to eat it

                      • jiggle wiggle
                        jiggle wiggle  2 days back

                        Click like if you rarely look for organic food at supermarket.

                        • Trời sáng rồi
                          Trời sáng rồi  3 days back

                          If you mean organic farming = natural farming then I'll disagree with this video.

                          It's not only problems with human's health. It's about our sustainable systems. You say normal farming uses more enegy than organic farming? If it is, I would say that's the biggest problem because the-material-of-life-is-ENERGY. If you waste energy you can't go on sustainably.

                          Nearly 8 billions humans are not SUSTAINBLE even though we do anything or we eat anything. Our greedy makes us consuming too much that will leads us to the hell. So we don't need to discuss about what's is right or what's is sustainable. We are just not able to get rid of this circle.

                          After all, nature's always right. That's what I believe.

                          • Beans Boy
                            Beans Boy  3 days back

                            If it’s better for the planet, I’ll do it.

                            • Chromosite
                              Chromosite  3 days back

                              Rip snow White

                              • Moderate Bean
                                Moderate Bean  3 days back

                                You forgot to account for taste. Organic to mangoes taste sooo much better than generic hydroponic ones

                                • Audrey Bailie
                                  Audrey Bailie  4 days back

                                  So that's where Jake got the sword from.

                                  • DikoMan
                                    DikoMan  4 days back

                                    Non organic vegies are tasteless.

                                    • John Smith
                                      John Smith  4 days back

                                      Toxic is toxic no heavy metals in vaccines

                                      • Uncle Mike
                                        Uncle Mike  5 days back

                                        White moms-no

                                        • Rapaceification
                                          Rapaceification  5 days back

                                          The flag of France is wrong at 3.47

                                          • A Wierd Awkward Person

                                            Or ya know just. . . well . . .

                                            Grow it

                                            • Kadu Mendes
                                              Kadu Mendes  5 days back

                                              A tá espera aí que eu vou comer só verduras e frutas com agrotóxicos

                                              • Naveron
                                                Naveron  6 days back

                                                but...all food is organic. They all contain carbon.

                                                • Paul Gleason
                                                  Paul Gleason  6 days back

                                                  Lettuce is on the burger

                                                  • Verrux Lunox
                                                    Verrux Lunox  7 days back

                                                    Hell yeah!

                                                    • GazMaskGaming
                                                      GazMaskGaming  7 days back

                                                      *random people* natural = harmless and better!
                                                      *Me* laughs in the millions of harmful things in nature.

                                                      • Walki Acid
                                                        Walki Acid  7 days back

                                                        where's the code?

                                                        • jstrahan2
                                                          jstrahan2  7 days back

                                                          Trendy Scam.

                                                          • Webis Tebis
                                                            Webis Tebis  7 days back

                                                            If you want organic, grow your own food, you will know what you put on it

                                                            • raglanheuser
                                                              raglanheuser  1 weeks back

                                                              its just a way for rich hipsters from LA to feel better than poor people while pretending to not be racist

                                                              • SM64 Guy
                                                                SM64 Guy  4 days back

                                                                raglanheuser what do you mean ? I meant that your comment escalated quickly

                                                              • raglanheuser
                                                                raglanheuser  4 days back

                                                                @SM64 Guy I don't think it escalated quickly enough

                                                              • SM64 Guy
                                                                SM64 Guy  4 days back

                                                                Wow that escalated quickly...

                                                            • ламинат 09
                                                              ламинат 09  1 weeks back

                                                              People who don't eat organic be like: *eats actual rocks*

                                                              • omri j
                                                                omri j  1 weeks back

                                                                i tell you a secret: commercial farmers use organic farming for their own consumption.for the market they synthetic chemicals haha

                                                              • why its none of your buisness

                                                                The ending made me so happy of how it doesnt matter but eat healthy c:

                                                                • Lord Odysseus
                                                                  Lord Odysseus  1 weeks back

                                                                  I don't eat organic food because I can't afford it, but also because I don't fucking care enough.

                                                                  • Serhat Gümüş
                                                                    Serhat Gümüş  1 weeks back

                                                                    tadından bahseden yok gdo lu gıdalar saman gibi amk boş yapmışlar

                                                                    • Let Go
                                                                      Let Go  1 weeks back

                                                                      Gutgesagt und Kurtzgesagt 👌

                                                                      • Keane Cabrera
                                                                        Keane Cabrera  1 weeks back

                                                                        Why did he not cover animal produce?

                                                                        • Amandeep Singh
                                                                          Amandeep Singh  1 weeks back

                                                                          Next time Try 2D Animes

                                                                          • Vincent Gray
                                                                            Vincent Gray  1 weeks back

                                                                            This video brought to you by DOW Chemical.

                                                                            • Gerbils4Life
                                                                              Gerbils4Life  1 weeks back

                                                                              "what you eat is much more important than how its produced"
                                                                              seems like if you think about it thats not necessarily true

                                                                              • The Baltic Power
                                                                                The Baltic Power  1 weeks back

                                                                                Gerbils4Life But Organic food is not really better than Conventional food.

                                                                            • Władca Wymiaru
                                                                              Władca Wymiaru  1 weeks back

                                                                              Oh c'mon!
                                                                              The "Greenhouse gas effect" was proven WRONG!

                                                                            • Orange Fender
                                                                              Orange Fender  2 weeks back

                                                                              Very interesting video. Eye opening for sure. However one thing I have an issue with is you did not mention animal agriculture. You’ve actually made videos before talking about the apocalyptic ramifications of using anti biotics on food animals. That being banned in organically raised meat is one clear advantage organic meat has over conventional. You should do another video on meat. Other wise great video.

                                                                              • EkSaRoTo
                                                                                EkSaRoTo  2 weeks back

                                                                                The purpled guy is THANOS

                                                                                • O S
                                                                                  O S  2 weeks back

                                                                                  I work in the horticulture industry, most of my career as a spray operator and we use both organic and conventional sprays and I can confirm that some organic ones are worse. I’ve always said we need to aim for sustainable cropping. Also the land usage thing wouldn’t be a big deal if we all ate fruit and mostly vegetables and very little meat. Meat production is extremely inefficient, compared to vegetable production. The best thing to do would be to grow your own, but the human race is probably way too urbanised now.

                                                                                  • Nicholas Gonzalez
                                                                                    Nicholas Gonzalez  2 weeks back

                                                                                    I love your videos Kurzgesagt you the best
                                                                                    👇like it you agree

                                                                                    • 《 Eeveelo 》
                                                                                      《 Eeveelo 》  2 weeks back

                                                                                      *casually drinks organic water*