Stop Shopping at Whole Foods: Why the organic food movement is bad for America
Time: 12:30 pm Jan 26th, 2016
Location: Building 53 Room 3002
It seems harmless; organic food is a little more expensive, but it's worth it right? Proponents claim organic food tastes better,is more nutritious, and is better for the local economy than 'regular' food. Their claims, however, are backed by almost no actual science. The culture surrounding organic food is breeding a mistrust of conventional farming practices that threatens to set back major advances in food science. It also forms a part of a larger pseudoscience movement of homeopaths, vaccine-deniers and their ilk. The American people should be aware of this trend to make sure that science-deniers do get to insist their ideas are somehow correct, and that proven facts are not. Scientists do know what they are doing, and just because something is 'natural' doesn't mean it's healthy.