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In our fast paced society, Americans struggle to find healthier alternatives in terms of food. Consumers are beginning to be more environmentally conscious by choosing to buy organic fruits and vegetables. Scott Meyer is the editor of Organic Gardening Magazine and is featured in the video, “Organic Vegetables” on the National Geographic website states, “. . . organic food is great produce. It tastes better than any food you can buy . . . and working in concert with nature produces a great result . . . All the chefs know that organic food is the best kind of food.” Meyer supports environmental balance in nature and how it beneficially promotes organic production. Organic food products are grown without the use of conventional pesticides, artificial fertilizers, irradiation, growth hormones, or sewage sludge. “The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates that twenty pounds of pesticides are used per person per year in the United States. At least fifty of these pesticides are classified as carcinogenic” (Burke 13). This statistic from the administration responsible for advancing t…
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