Organic Food and Farming
Organic Food and Farming Organic food has entered the mainstream culture, and it is seemingly everywhere. Many of America’s largest food manufacturers now offer organic products and feature them on the shelves of the nation’s largest grocery stores. Yet, in organic cooperatives—small, locally owned health stores in which the organic foods movement was born—just being “organic” is no longer good enough.
Whether organic food’s foray into the mainstream marks the death of the movement or an exciting breakthrough for it is one of the key debates in this emerging topic. In Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints: Organic Food and Farming, readers will consider this and other important issues, such as whether organic food is healthier and more nutritious than conventionally grown foods, whether it is environmentally friendly, whether it can reduce world hunger and global warming, and whether it is a fad that will soon be replaced by another food craze Americans are so famous for embracing. The wealth of information and perspectives provided in the viewpoints will help students form their own opinions about organic food and whether they think it is worth eating.