Is Organic Really Better? Healthy Food or Trendy Scam?

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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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Vor 3 years
no name
no name

The symptoms that bugs have (neurological damage) when dying of pesticides are also some of the symptoms of dementia and Parkinson's. In many instances, the bug's nervous system is so disrupted that its motor skills begin to get violently shakey, and the autonomic system that keeps it breathing and other systems alive shut down. KEEP in mind that washing grapes (or anything) doesn't "completely" help with the use of pesticides. ** When pesticides are used, they eventually are rained or watered into the soil that the plant ROOTs drink from. The plant grows from what comes up out of the soil into the roots, into the plant, and into the food it produces. ** Think of it this way - - Put a white daisy into the water with green / red / OR blue food color....IN a few days the white daisy has become another color. Having nothing sprayed on it -- It has pulled up what was in the moisture in the soil - - OR in this case, just from the water.

Vor 8 Tage
idRösti ghörtAnke
idRösti ghörtAnke

What about the impact to the environment in term of diversity of species? Organic (biological) farming is there way superior - if we do not have to cultivate a new peace of land from the nature, what would it make just ‘superior’. So I see the problem with the higher need for surface in disadvantage to the organic culture. But also don’t forget that in term of animal farming the conventional way is definitely not the way that treats these creatures with more respect. If i do eat a peace of meat (not every day), i do not want it to have had a life full of stress and probably never seeing the sky or walking on grass and mud (chicken, pig). In the end the biggest problem is the high population. Having just 10’000’000 people on earth would solve so many problems.

Vor 4 Monate
Oscar Stenberg
Oscar Stenberg

The video is missing any perspective at all about animal farming. In my country, organic meat means that the animal gets more time outside, is fed a lot more wild fresh plants. They also get more space and better treatment in general while staying inside. To me that's by far the most important reason to buy organic. Also I think you should have added something about people growing some of their own food (literally anyone can duplicate their potatoes in a pot with dirt, for free). Wild plants and game is not discussed at all either. Buy berries that have been picked in the forest, or pick your own. A good video but a bit one sided on the crops perspective.

Vor 4 Monate
Pia Ngis-o
Pia Ngis-o

Hello

Vor 7 Monate
Holy Reality
Holy Reality

The solution of this video happens to be the solution to every problem ever. Explore all possibilities and compromise. Ideas don’t have to fight each other. They often can add to one another.

Vor year
Fairenard
Fairenard

To Bad, capitalism

Vor Monat
ClubCart
ClubCart

not just the soloution. many of the things he brings up are extremely relevant to other ideas.

Vor Monat
Cossicrots 42
Cossicrots 42

I like how Kurtzkezagt takes time to do thorough research on both sides, because very few things are just black and white.

Vor 3 Monate
XD 13
XD 13

*Can we appreciate on how they place sponsorship in the back so you aren't interrupted while learning?*

Vor year
HeRo TuRtle
HeRo TuRtle

@Popeye Gordon what changed?

Vor Tag
Popeye Gordon
Popeye Gordon

@HeRo TuRtle Whatever he saw a year ago is not valid now.

Vor Tag
HeRo TuRtle
HeRo TuRtle

@Popeye Gordon what? he was talking about the in video sponsorship done by the content creator themselves. that doesn't get like magically filtered out even in the paid version of YouTube (however, a nice add on can actually do that, thankfully).

Vor 2 Tage
The Gaming Canadian
The Gaming Canadian

Yes, I’ve been saying this for a long time

Vor 2 Tage
HeRo TuRtle
HeRo TuRtle

thank you for pointing that out! I use sponsor blocks, so I simply don't notice such things.

Vor 6 Tage
Midori Sato
Midori Sato

An important detail that's missed is that soil isn't just dead matter, it's full of fungus. Healthy soil requires a connection to these deeper mycelial networks in order to access the full range of nutrients. It could be that our farming techniques sever this connection and prevent the soil from replenishing. If we solve this issue, we could get more nutrition with less food.

Vor 5 Monate
Detectiveφ҈ GeniusѪ
Detectiveφ҈ GeniusѪ

@samal90 ofcrs

Vor Tag
samal90
samal90

exactly. I used to date a horticulturist and she said the same thing. Now each year I replenish my garden soil with compost to ensure more nutrients. They need to do a better job to give the soil all the minerals and bacteria it needs. Growing vegetable on low nutrient soil...organic or not...will have an impact on your crops nutrients and taste.

Vor Tag
Detectiveφ҈ GeniusѪ
Detectiveφ҈ GeniusѪ

@Lahiru Gamage yes!

Vor Monat
Lahiru Gamage
Lahiru Gamage

I came down looking for this comment. ✊🏻 impact on the soil is a big and important missing part in this video.

Vor Monat
NCRonrad
NCRonrad

Poly culture the process, and now you get more nutrition and more food

Vor Monat
Peter Klonowksi
Peter Klonowksi

A discussion on Regenerative agriculture would be very interesting to see how it compares with conventional and organic agriculture.

Vor 4 Monate
Strazdas
Strazdas

It cant keep up. There simply isnt enough land for it. All land that can be easily used for farming already is. Most of whats left is either national reserves or rocky ground that dont produce crops without significant terraforming. The figures are a bit outdated, but some poeple calculated how much we could produce on regenerative basis and it would be enough to feed around 500 million people in the world. There are currently more than 7000 million. Without conventional farming most of us would starve.

Vor 6 Tage
flatbg1
flatbg1

As a farmer it's refreshing to see an honest look at this topic instead of something loaded with all of the popular BS that typically goes along with anything organic.

Vor 3 years
Dragon Ryder
Dragon Ryder

@Aisu Tistoto You have zero idea if you believe what you have just said. Reread my post, go to the medical studies and you will plainly see how incorrect this video is. You obviously did not do that.

Vor 6 Monate
EnsignBaiXin
EnsignBaiXin

Yea for a reasonable argument on this subject!! Eating more locally and seasonally and more plants is the best way to reduce your eating environmental effects. The only issue is that big business does not make as much money when we do this, so the best way gets less hype. Kurzgesagt is doing the good work. Thank you.

Vor 9 Monate
Rezedent12
Rezedent12

Когда я прихожу на рынок, то ищу самые кривые огурцы. Потому что они росли в трудных условиях (нехватка отдельного минерала), их рост был замедлен и они успели накопить больше ароматических веществ и минералов.

Vor 3 Monate
x Critical Strike x
x Critical Strike x

As someone who has been plant based for 19 years this was great because I was frankly clueless. I never understood what organic meant other than assuming it was a marketing scam so I've never bought into it. Glad to know I haven't been making a mistake all this time per sae.

Vor 6 Monate
Jbird
Jbird

@The Immortal Sun-kun lmao this cartoon video, bro do your own research

Vor Monat
Orion Polestar
Orion Polestar

@GJ Va “don’t trust academics, do your own research” my brother in christ what do you think the academics do

Vor Monat
GJ Va
GJ Va

@The Immortal Sun-kun none. Search the studies and who paid for them yourself. Some people are allergic to certain synthetic pesticides so for them organic is a need. I have a friend who is allergic to gmo corn but not organic corn. I also know people who can't afford organic and are fine. Do an experiment on your own body if you can afford the price of organic food for a month to see if it makes a difference in your health. The best studies we can find are those we do ourselves. I do agree that between eating less fruits and vegetables and buying organic, the best option is to increase plant consumption.

Vor Monat
John Armitage
John Armitage

Would be interesting to include analysis of biodiversity, animal welfare and political economy of GMO in the comparison.

Vor 8 Monate
Focke wulf 190 d9
Focke wulf 190 d9

@Matthew Love Please try to keep your comments respectful, that's something most people like about Kurzgesagt videos.

Vor 23 Tage
EBGamez1
EBGamez1

7th reply :)

Vor Monat
EBGamez1
EBGamez1

@Henri Mourant 7th like :)

Vor Monat
EBGamez1
EBGamez1

210th like :)

Vor Monat
B W
B W

Wouldn't GMO theoretically be far healthier as bug resistance can be built into the produce and the nutritional value of the produce can be significantly increased thus meaning that no toxic chemicals have to be used at all?

Vor 4 Monate
POW Muckerstion
POW Muckerstion

@leejuicy I don’t require a lecture

Vor 5 Tage
leejuicy
leejuicy

@POW Muckerstion Yeah that is bs because roundup requires use of roundup-resistant GMO crops.

Vor 5 Tage
POW Muckerstion
POW Muckerstion

I’ve heard from my mother a strictly organic only person that they will just do roundup instead due to being cheaper then genetic engineering but I wouldn’t take her word for it

Vor Monat
Will Van Moss
Will Van Moss

"Seasonal is the true organic!" Truer words have never been said!!

Vor 3 years
Mila Rad
Mila Rad

No it's not. Conventional seasonal is full of pesticides, which also poisons the soil microbiome.

Vor 4 Monate
Darshan T
Darshan T

You think seasonal fruits aren't sprayed with pesticides, is something wrong with how your brains analyze information. Like seriously, duh....

Vor 6 Monate
Gokush Kameha-ha-ha
Gokush Kameha-ha-ha

@K M incorrect. Growing with a greenhouse method isnt bad for the environment. You're just easily manipulated. Pesticides are the main problem, and chemical compounds for growing in general.

Vor 6 Monate
Warthog Goulags
Warthog Goulags

@K M also pesticides save us from lots of diseases, we just need to regulate them and don't use ultra toxic ones who kill the workers

Vor 10 Monate
Kleighton Smoniewski
Kleighton Smoniewski

We watched this video in my Outdoor Education class and it sparked really interesting discussions about our preconceptions and things we take for granted. Brilliant!!!!!

Vor Monat
otto kath
otto kath

Finally, a somewhat objective view of organic vs conventional! I have been involved with vegetable production all my life and continue to be astounded by the ever increasing gap between perception and reality on this subject.

Vor 10 Monate
Yung Thunder
Yung Thunder

I did a research project in high school where our null hypothesis was essentially "gmo=bad" Boy were we surprised when presented with the facts

Vor 6 Monate
The Raul Guerrero G
The Raul Guerrero G

What exactly did you find Out?

Vor Monat
Moonee
Moonee

I wanna do this

Vor 6 Monate
Zyanya O'Neill
Zyanya O'Neill

Thanks for this. My Dr put me on a diet (due to health reasons) that stresses the importance of everything being organic. However, I don't have the economy to buy anything organic at all. So I'm following the diet with conventional food, and after 2 months my health has never been better! This video comes to prove that if I did it in "organic version" it would only drain my wallet.

Vor 8 Monate
lach888 c
lach888 c

@Zyanya O'Neill Organic might be, from her perspective, to add a little placebo effect or marketing to make patients more likely to follow her advice.

Vor 6 Monate
Jeff Howard
Jeff Howard

@Zyanya O'Neill Well, if it's working for you, keep it up! Glad you found relief for your illness.

Vor 7 Monate
Zyanya O'Neill
Zyanya O'Neill

@Jeff Howard Well, after tons of studies, 15+ doctors and 6 years, she's the only one who has correctly diagnosed my illness. With her treatment, I started improving after day 2. So I'm not letting her go. I just research and/or ask for a second opinion if something seems off to me, like this topic.

Vor 7 Monate
tahwnikcufos
tahwnikcufos

Marketing 101: It doesn't matter if it's better, they just have to believe that it is - and then they will pay what ever you ask.

Vor 3 years
Trumpalumpa
Trumpalumpa

@American Fry Still makes one angry, even 3 years later if people are claiming total bullshit due to a video that has flaws on every corner

Vor 4 Monate
American Fry
American Fry

@Trumpalumpa yeah, this was three years ago and I completely forget ab whatever this is but yeah

Vor 4 Monate
Trumpalumpa
Trumpalumpa

@American Fry They're not necessary wrong, but they didn't tell the full story. It's simply not a good educational video if they didn't even talk about lifestock, antibiotics resistance, dying bees etc.

Vor 4 Monate
Trumpalumpa
Trumpalumpa

@Leonardo Wilhelm They totally forgot what it means to produce animal products under an organic label. Animals are suffering and getting pumped full of antibiotics. Buying non-organic is simply not morally right at this point. Also the totally forgot talking about insects and bees that greatly suffer from mainly sythetic pesticides, that end up in rivers and drinking water. I'm actually shocked that they forgot about all these points.

Vor 4 Monate
tahwnikcufos
tahwnikcufos

@Gibson Flying V who exactly are you replying to anyway? My original post is 2 years old and the rest of these bozos... well... I'm not sure about them.

Vor 6 Monate
Luke W
Luke W

What about having enough food for everyone? I remember hearing a decade ago or so that if the whole world stopped using GMO seeds and harsh, non-natural fertilizers (which produce higher yields), there would not be enough food to sustain the global population due to the fact that "organic" produce takes way more space to get similar crop yields. Is that still true? If it is, I am totally ok with a few less antioxidants to make sure a billion or so people don't starve to death. A side note: Yes I am fully aware people are starving all over the world right now. I'm not trying to be insensitive to that. My question here is would that issue be MUCH worse if everything was grown organically?

Vor 11 Monate
Jack Hazardous
Jack Hazardous

GMO crops not only grow more in less space, but can also survive in harsher climates, to help more people farm their own food

Vor Monat
Maydragon
Maydragon

I love the “seasonal is most organic” part, it’s not only best for the production, it’s also best for you, having varieties in life!

Vor 11 Monate
Taynah Ibanez
Taynah Ibanez

That video is very useful, thank you. ^_^ Not sure if applies to Brazil tho, since the traditional veggies has tons of agrotoxics banned in EU and US. So, I will probably have to look at those closely

Vor year
CIS Horticail
CIS Horticail

I love this channel. Great video and makes the excellent point that eating locally produced and seasonal food is the real change we need. Can we get a follow up? There is a lot more positive information to share in regard to sustainable and organic agriculture. It's a massive iceberg.

Vor 3 Tage
sam starfish
sam starfish

I see that the true message of this video is buy local and seasonal...in my experience, no matter if i buy organic or "non-organic" veggies from the supermarket, none of them taste as good as the ones i buy from the local peasant market🤷‍♀️

Vor 5 Monate
samal90
samal90

exactly. Buy local, buy seasonal and eat more fruits and vegetables in general.

Vor Tag
Herman Seabird
Herman Seabird

I think we like the idea of organic, but at the moment the high demand for extra land, deforestation, cheap labour, supply chain issues and exorbitant prices means that 'organic ' food production still has a lot of problems to solve. Seasonal eating and supporting local growers would definately be a good habit for all of us to learn.

Vor 6 Monate
Digital Dost
Digital Dost

6:48 I need that Organic Dog 😍

Vor year
Coto.
Coto.

It's a police dog

Vor 5 Monate
Jose Gonzalez
Jose Gonzalez

A wolf?

Vor 6 Monate
Mr. Clean
Mr. Clean

Wow a verified person with a little likes let me change that

Vor 11 Monate
Oluwatobi Asekun
Oluwatobi Asekun

So happy that I found this page. Thanks for helping me understand this organic v conventional food debate. Great stuff!

Vor 7 Monate
Jbird
Jbird

So you just believe this channel vs others with different claims why?

Vor Monat
Crystal 959
Crystal 959

I think a lot of the stigma originated with “organic” being seen as synonymous with “healthy” while GMO is seen as artificial, and therefore toxic and/or harmful, when that isn’t necessarily the case.

Vor year
Sir Cacti the Spiny XI
Sir Cacti the Spiny XI

@Matthew Ingram You’re watching the wrong channel if you think that you’re finding “someone who actually knows who they’re talking about” in the comments section with zero citations. You’re just mindlessly agreeing because they’re repeating what you already believe to be true. The whole point of channels like this is to think critically. This community isn’t your circlejerk.

Vor 2 Monate
Sir Cacti the Spiny XI
Sir Cacti the Spiny XI

@Privacy Lover CRISPR has been around for longer than you’re making it seem like it has. Thanks to GMOs we have hardier crops that grow faster, require less pesticide use, and have greater yields. Don’t worry- the little bit of spliced bacterial DNA that makes this possible isn’t going to hurt you or the environment.

Vor 2 Monate
jake the dog
jake the dog

@Privacy Lover we have and organic is also gmo

Vor 4 Monate
Matthew Ingram
Matthew Ingram

@Privacy Lover Thank god. Someone who actually knows what they are talking about.

Vor 5 Monate
Flower power
Flower power

Good info presented in a balanced way. I try to grow my own but it’s good to know my options. My budget can prevent buying organic so I’m feeling relieved.

Vor 16 Stunden
NorybDrol82
NorybDrol82

I was hoping for more information about organic processed foods (i.e. canned and boxed foods with the organic label). My wife thinks that because they have fewer ingredients she can pronounce that makes them better. I think it's all wasted money.

Vor 9 Monate
김병준
김병준

유기농 음식과 유기농이 아닌 음식에 대해 스스로도 정확히 알지 못하면서 유기농 음식을 추구했다는 사실을 돌이켜보면 유기농 음식은 거대한 유행이라는 말이 맞는 것도 같습니다. 좋은 정보 감사합니다.

Vor 7 Monate
Patrick Lieberherr
Patrick Lieberherr

Nice video! Regarding meat and dairy products, I think a lot of people buy organic for the animal welfare. Would have been nice to consider that aspect 😊

Vor 6 Monate
Aramati Paz
Aramati Paz

I never heard of organic food has anything to do with animal welfare. Can you explain, please?

Vor 6 Monate
frostydowns
frostydowns

"Most people don't eat enough fruit and veg anyway" I feel personally attacked.

Vor 2 years
Dennis Da Menace
Dennis Da Menace

Then eat more fruits and vegetables and won't feel guilty? 🙃

Vor 2 Monate
julie sheme
julie sheme

Damn I have ice cream in the fridge but all I do is open and close the door deciding if I should eat it or not HALP!

Vor 10 Monate
Spregged72
Spregged72

Eat more fruits and veggies then 🤷🏻‍♂️

Vor 11 Monate
legrandliseur tri
legrandliseur tri

@Jimmy Revamp Vegetables and fruits mostly contain simple sugar thought, and more complex carbohydrates are better because they aren't transformed into fat as quickly, so that you can actually them as an energy source.

Vor year
The Nerd Beast
The Nerd Beast

Something I feel is ignored is by requiring more land, organic requires more water than conventional.

Vor year
Goldie
Goldie

I am an agronomic scientist and I couln't agree more with this video. Well done!

Vor 11 Monate
siamvat
siamvat

Beautiful, this is how to popularize researches! But at the same time, I'd like to hear something about GMO too. It isn't exactly the think we should witchhunt. Majority of people is genetically modified too. Without modifications, we couldn't eat dairy product in adulthood, or beaing imune to diseases. Even wheat is modified so much, it couldn't live without human. Each time we eat bread, we eat GMO.

Vor 10 Monate
dotty7789
dotty7789

I find that I lean more toward local vs organic. I'm more willing to pay the same price or a bit more from a local farm than I am to buy industrialized produce.

Vor 7 Monate
M.
M.

Although, I love other series too, but deep down all I desire to see on your channel is Astronomy and Astrophysics videos 😍

Vor 11 Monate
Tiffany Smith
Tiffany Smith

The art is SO gorgeous, and using it for education is a plus. New sub!

Vor 8 Monate
Nick Urman
Nick Urman

One of the great ironies of gmo and organic talk is the example of "non gmo organic" corn. We modified corn for millennia to get it to the edible state it's in.

Vor 6 Monate
Fikri IRShade
Fikri IRShade

my favourite quote is "if it grow together, it goes together" eat what around, what easily avaible and support local farmer, quit glorifying imported product no matter what the label says

Vor year
Clangauss
Clangauss

If your concern is environmental, buy local. The greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles transporting distant or out of season foodgoods (for many Americans this includes sugar, coffee, chocolate, oranges, seafood) far outweighs the impact on the environment of the foodgoods themselves. As usual exercise moderation erring on temperance wherever possible.

Vor year
Metal Tyre48
Metal Tyre48

Well this same channel made a video about this topic and I'm afraid the reality is far more complicated than that

Vor 2 Monate
Radical Ed
Radical Ed

@Mathieu Renaud I totally agree with you and I perfectly understand that what you are saying isn't so unrealistic. I used to eat seasonal and local fruits and veggies when young, any season had different products, and there was no need to have all everyday. Furthermore... there was no waste.

Vor 9 Monate
Kaushik Iyer
Kaushik Iyer

@w0mbles how much of a red herring arguments can you make?

Vor 10 Monate
Meditation Circle
Meditation Circle

Nah pesticides are probably way worse did greenhouse gases start to kill the butterfly’s and bees off ? Nah

Vor 11 Monate
Melech Ha'olam
Melech Ha'olam

@kyle white, I mean sounds good, unfortunately it's very wrong. And the amount of emissions coming from the transportation is something that will never change. If even half the people stopped eating these foods, there would still be billions eating it. It's not practical. Most foods come from out of the country regardless of the country you live in and then there's foods coming from across the country especially if you live in the Eastern part of America. Besides, they are already making massive improvement in electric vehicles to transport such foods

Vor 11 Monate
schizogabber
schizogabber

i am a cherry famer in the netherlands and on my experience i can say that organic isnt better than regular. when i spray organic pesticides it kills literally every insect and/or fungi. when i spray a synthetic pesticides it is designed only to kill the pest i want to kill and all other fungi and or insects survive. also is the amount of pesticide much much fewer. For example: Organic pesticides must be highly concentrated so for 1 hectar i used 2.5 liters of organic pesticides which kill every singel insect. When i use the designed artificial one i spray about 250ml so 10 times fewer and it only kills the insect i want to destroy. Organic pesticides are very harmful for my bees. Artificial ones not because they are designed to only attack the digestive system of lice when thy bite into the leave... bees dont do that so they are not affected. Organic is a trade mark. Nothing more Cheers

Vor year
Jack Hazardous
Jack Hazardous

This is the best part of when they cover topics like this. We get to hear people who actually do the work speak up about what it means.

Vor Monat
schizogabber
schizogabber

@peptide yeah i am talking about vegtables... not animal products

Vor 7 Monate
So Vo
So Vo

You forgot to mention that, from a consumer's perspective, it's impossible to distinguish organic from non-organic food. You could be simply paying more money for the same food, which is organic only in its labeling.

Vor 7 Monate
So Vo
So Vo

@DiamondMummy Taste is subjective. You could have tasty non organic apples too, it's not like there's only one variety.

Vor Monat
So Vo
So Vo

@Sol You can have a small organic farm which pass all the inspections, then easily mix the product with non organic food at the moment of sending it to stores/distributors.

Vor Monat
DiamondMummy
DiamondMummy

Where I live, an apple at a supermarket taste terrible compared to an organic apple, I like organic because it usually tastes better

Vor Monat
So Vo
So Vo

@Jess Irvington You couldn't possibly know for sure if any food is organic or not just by its taste. The apple you bought could have been just a tasty non organic fruit. You need some kind of chemical analysis and perhaps even that isn't enough.

Vor 5 Monate
Jess Irvington
Jess Irvington

I discovered organic food by mistake. I bought a organic not knowing it was organic Apple …. Could not believe how much better it was. I made the switch and since than the flavor and quality in organic food, is so much better. Also this isn’t a good video to watch about organic food. The German DW does a much better job testing the food and has better information. I would t be surprised if this is made by someone who benefits from non organic.

Vor 5 Monate
TheZoraman
TheZoraman

From what I understand, organic is awful for the health of our soil as well, because they have fewer options for pesticides and their crops aren't GMO so they're more susceptible to problems solved by GMO crops, so they're forced to just tear up the entire field every time, which is bad for the environment.

Vor 10 Monate
Fatty McBastard
Fatty McBastard

Not necessarily true. Many farmers are adopting no-till practices with good results.

Vor 10 Monate
WeirdBrainGoo
WeirdBrainGoo

I'm so grateful that I've found this channel. This video and the one about milk have brought me piece of mind about two things I've been concerned about for years.

Vor year
YouGoProBaseball
YouGoProBaseball

I think about the movie the Dictator when they ask him what's in his bag and he has some kind of drink that has the potassium of 3 bananas. They he pulls out 3 actual bananas and they ask him why and he says because you can't trust the marketing 😂😂😂

Vor 3 years
No1WillKnow
No1WillKnow

@SUPA Siblings 2 years ago I was just confused about why he brought up AMD vs Intel without much context

Vor 10 Monate
SUPA Siblings
SUPA Siblings

@Default Well, your comment did apply about fake marketing campaigns, but to be honest, I'd prefer to see some other comment.

Vor 10 Monate
SUPA Siblings
SUPA Siblings

@No1WillKnow idk lol but its something about amd vs intel pc parts

Vor 10 Monate
Default
Default

@Cameron Estrada I don't remember being this much of a fanboy. I apologize to future readers.

Vor year
Max Musterman
Max Musterman

Man I love kurzgesagt so much, the art style, the voice, just perfect

Vor 11 Monate
chad
chad

The issue with organic labeling at the supermarket is that it often falls shorts of using sustainable practices. Talk to any USDA certified organic grower at the farmer’s market and he will probably tell you he uses fertilizer instead of compost, and probably doesn’t know what permaculture even is. Organic at the store is better because there are stricter limitations on what food growers can use to ward off pests and such, but it isn’t unwise to be skeptical.

Vor 7 Monate
Indigo Wolf
Indigo Wolf

Just happened to see this as I was perusing through the different channels. I have friends and they are just stuck on organic no matter what they see the label it's good for them. I don't buy organic because frankly as 3 years later 2022 groceries are really expensive and I can't afford to buy organic. But I try to eat as healthy as I can. And I think what they say in this video is seasonal foods fruits and vegetables is the way to go. And where I live we do have a lot of farms.

Vor 4 Monate
Katja S
Katja S

I absolutely love your work and would be super interested in a video about whether or not permaculture is scalable!

Vor 7 Monate
broken fin
broken fin

Me: I ate 5 tubs of ice cream Friend: so un healthy Me:it's organic Friend: you legend

Vor 2 years
Popo Popa
Popo Popa

I know it is supposed to be a "joke" but organic milk would have no injected hormones in it. Not all countries have strict regulations like US and UK...some countries used banned pesticides. Atleast 5 chemical pesticides are used per crop but organically sometimes no pesticide is required. This video is saying that organic is better or same but in US and UK there is no need to spend extra...and also that we cant be sure if it is actually without chemicals. Technically organic is better so if someone say grows their own veggies...sometimes even natural pesticide is not needed...it is better. Organic food has more flavour...more nutrients...and as pointed out by many in the comments...organic farming does not kill all soil microorganisms and does not pollute water. We should not form opinions after watching a youtube video.

Vor 5 Monate
Bruno F Andrade Cristiano
Bruno F Andrade Cristiano

"I make my own Ice cream"

Vor year
crunchyy
crunchyy

@Nobody honest words from the man himself, Jesus Christ

Vor year
Happystar
Happystar

@Nobody 🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭

Vor 2 years
Nobody
Nobody

@Happystar dude chill out

Vor 2 years
Layton Elakrah
Layton Elakrah

7:14 the conventional food is holding Jake’s sword from adventure time and the organic is holding the grass sword also from adventure time

Vor year
Lachlan O'Keefe
Lachlan O'Keefe

Yup, an awesome easter egg.

Vor Monat
Steven Cranmore
Steven Cranmore

Good, I got to ask though, but have you looked into beyond organic?. I've read some books, The Omnivore's Delima, which made a case that organic was co-opted by the agricultural industry. This resulting in a relaxing of the definition of "Organic". Maybe not a big deal, but what if it is?

Vor year
Christian Wartim
Christian Wartim

Thank you for filling my brain with this new useful information about the world I highly appreciate it

Vor year
Anshika Bisht
Anshika Bisht

Loved thus video. Such necessary information provided in such a beautiful way ♡

Vor Monat
cooldude56g
cooldude56g

This is crazy relevant to my day. I work at a grocery store and we were having a conversation about "organic" foods (I was arguing there's little to no difference between the two). My customer argued "Well there's fewer GMO ingredients". I asked "What does GMO stand for?" The both of us went silent and I have a feeling that customer won't be coming back... >~>

Vor 3 years
Sherrif
Sherrif

@Astarath carrots are also a favorite of writers, unfortunately the joke of asking if orange carrots are organic is lost on far too many people.

Vor 3 years
Astarath
Astarath

​@Sherrif Lemons are too, so there's another arrow for your quiver.

Vor 3 years
First Last
First Last

@adfaklsdjf IOW: they basically shitcan the basic meaning of GMO to define a 'new' meaning of GMO.

Vor 3 years
Cherry Dragon
Cherry Dragon

I have the idea your customer didnt even know what he/she was saying and noticed you figured that out as soon you asked what it ment lol

Vor 3 years
AA
AA

Lol you argued with a customer?

Vor 3 years
Brendanzio
Brendanzio

My dad farms and we know quite a bit about the organic vs conventional farming ordeal, and I can confirm that this video was very well researched and very accurate. Good job on this one, keep it up!

Vor year
Yiran Wang
Yiran Wang

There is a paradox here. Higher production cost implies higher enviromental impact to some extent (as mentioned, land use and labor), while organic food is more expensive in general by a considerable margin.

Vor 7 Monate
Toasturhz toastbunz
Toasturhz toastbunz

In a nutshell: Just because it's "organic" doesn't mean it's truly "healthy", vice versa as well.

Vor 7 Monate
R G
R G

I was living a lie, thank you for educating me!

Vor 10 Monate
Trumpalumpa
Trumpalumpa

No you weren't. They totally forgot about sufering lifestock in way to small cages, overuse of antibiotics that might kill you one day due to bacteria being resistant etc. Also they failed to mention that organic uses significantly less pesticides, and don't kill everything living, mainly insects and bees that are especially targeted by synthetic pesticides. Last but not least: Synthetic fertilizer destroys rainforests and is extremely co2 heavy. Oh and to add, all of that overused stuff ends up in rivers and drinking water in the end.

Vor 4 Monate
𝓜𝓻. 𝓐𝓼𝓽𝓻𝓸 𝓥𝓮𝓻𝓪
𝓜𝓻. 𝓐𝓼𝓽𝓻𝓸 𝓥𝓮𝓻𝓪

Lol

Vor 10 Monate
Farmer Tyler
Farmer Tyler

I grow both organic and conventional. Farmers grow what the market wants! Educating consumers on the difference is a massive challenge that most farmers would rather avoid. Organic also sells for more so farmers have an incentive to grow organically to make more money! Thank you for the awesome video!!!

Vor 3 years
Farmer Tyler
Farmer Tyler

Jamjuggleberries hahahaha 😂 no you’re good 👍

Vor 3 years
TheReaverOfDarkness
TheReaverOfDarkness

@Yoshiyahoo Free-range animals tend to have less antibiotics used on them, however it depends how free-range they really are. Farms can get away with labeling animals as free-range when they spend most of the day inside a typical overcrowded barn and still need their antibiotics to live. But some farms really do keep their animals in an open pasture, and those animals are generally healthy without antibiotics. To all: The real problem with farming is space and how we use it. In many well-populated countries, farming space is limited and they must struggle to produce enough food or resort to importing it from other regions. In developing nations, farmers are often poorly educated and make many mistakes, and this leads to both decreased yields and soil destruction. In the USA, there is much more land available for farming than what is used. Cramped farms struggle to produce enough, and hurt their land in the process, while millions of acres go unused.

Vor 3 years
Clayton Moore
Clayton Moore

@Moon Debris in my personal experience you can tell how an animal was raised by the quality of the meat. More lean looking, bloody and strong meat usually comes from well raised cattle and pork, because the meat they produce is more suited to how they were raised, and you can taste the difference between well raised cattle and industrial cattle.

Vor 3 years
Jamm
Jamm

Is it bad that I read that in a southern accent? That seems bad... I'm pretty sure that's bad...

Vor 3 years
J R
J R

Orcganic sets the standard otherwise you get sold lesser products. The thing is some people that buy and eat to know the difference. their are products on the dirty dozen list that get swapped once people know what they are.

Vor 3 years
Game UnCrafter
Game UnCrafter

Thank you for a good discussion on this. So many scream organic when it hardly means anything.

Vor year
Kentucky Wheels & Tires
Kentucky Wheels & Tires

The argument provided by the video is interesting. I would like to know if farming organic also includes the seed of the plant. Is non-organic a duplication of a vegetable or fruit? because if no seeds are used, does the vegetable or fruit lose nutritional value? Is the seed taken into account for the conclusion of this argument? Does a copy of a copy of a copy and so on; lose nutritional value?

Vor 8 Monate
Awesprey
Awesprey

Very in depth look at the differences in conventional farming and organic farming. There is however a big part of farming that was completely left out, one I think should be considered more. Topsoil. Conventional farming through the spraying, watering, and harvesting will most of the time remove feet of topsoil a year, while organic farming does not. Arguably the reason for every great human civilization's downfall has been the loss of topsoil, leading to the inability to feed their populace. A good book of the subject, Dirt, The Erosion of Civilizations, by David R. Montgomery

Vor 9 Monate
Ashok Revanna
Ashok Revanna

I see where this video is coming from. People who've understood food know where to get them. This video was a waste of time and is towards those who can't accept the truth. The whole truth. Edit: I sometimes consume banana from local fruits and veggy shop , and everytime I get an instant heartburn almost instantly, while nothing of such sort most of the time when I go on a the countryside ride. Entire life's cycle of seed to mouth matters, the whole cycle. Of course going organic like an industry is bad, and switching to traditional way is like yuck yo the new generation who are spoiled by modern technology and sciences. Food is simple for every other being, except humans. Such is our relationship with this world. Now get your judgmental asses to work for the real thing.

Vor 9 Monate
This Can Be Pronounced
This Can Be Pronounced

"Seasonal is the true organic." Why do I feel like this should have been a bigger part of the video - if not a significant portion?

Vor 3 years
Warthog Goulags
Warthog Goulags

@James Bradwood nothing to do with the video and organic food

Vor 10 Monate
Warthog Goulags
Warthog Goulags

@Théo Sacchi because it killed insects and disease, did you never heard about ireland great famine ?? do you want to have that again ?? Your opinion doesn't mean that pesticides kill peaples, dangerous one who are no longer used certainly did, but even whith that it didn't killed has much has it saved lifes

Vor 10 Monate
Warthog Goulags
Warthog Goulags

@404 Limit he didn't said it was better

Vor 10 Monate
A mosca na véia
A mosca na véia

Because the point is analysing organic food in general. I'd even add to that: Seasonal and local are the true organic.

Vor 2 years
celticwinter
celticwinter

Ah yes, bless those "organic" labels. Sometimes I don't pay attention and buy anorganic foods by accident. TiO2 and FeOOH make for a nice breakfast bowl. Post your favorite anorganic recipe!

Vor year
spookpen
spookpen

H2O

Vor year
Iseal you
Iseal you

I know there wasn't any steel proof of organic being good however the placebo affect may be a small or large contributing factor of making people seem "healthier" but as you said its what you eat not how its produced

Vor 10 Monate
Frosted Galaxies
Frosted Galaxies

I saw an Instagram post about how non organic foods "produce chemicals that turn into cancer cells when you eat them". It was also promoting eating apples that had worms in them.

Vor 9 Monate
Bro lo
Bro lo

My biggest problem with "organic" is that plenty of things that claim to be organic aren't, which is blatant false advertising but yet the brands aren't held accountable for it at all. And that's even before you get into the murky consensus of what is and isn't organic.

Vor 4 Monate
Hồng Phạm
Hồng Phạm

It is really interesting. I love all your videos, so keep trying your best to make more value of life

Vor 4 Monate
Свилен Първанов
Свилен Първанов

The need for land for organic food can be compensated thanks to vertical farms.The main advantage of utilizing vertical farming technologies is the increased crop yield that comes with a smaller unit area of land requirement. The increased ability to cultivate a larger variety of crops at once because crops do not share the same plots of land while growing is another sought-after advantage. Additionally, crops are resistant to weather disruptions because of their placement indoors, meaning less crops lost to extreme or unexpected weather occurrences. Because of its limited land usage, vertical farming is less disruptive to the native plants and animals, leading to further conservation of the local flora and fauna.

Vor year
crimsonraen
crimsonraen

Yuuup, super important. Not being GMO is silly, especially with global climate change continuing to get worse. Organic is basically just one of the feel-good tagline shams.

Vor 7 Monate
Strazdas
Strazdas

Asking if something is "more natural" is like asking if someone prefers to live in a cave instead of a house. We worked hard for thousands of years to NOT be natural because natural is not the best we can have.

Vor 6 Tage
xseth1
xseth1

Please make avocado man a recurring character My life cannot go on without him

Vor 3 years
lygophile
lygophile

who?

Vor 11 Monate
Vinicius Roman
Vinicius Roman

@sixpartmix Fern

Vor 3 years
Kelsomatic
Kelsomatic

The baby wearing the radish on its head immediately beforehand is also top notch.

Vor 3 years
Craig Coates
Craig Coates

Your videos are so amazing, they are literally changing the world 🌎❤️👌🏻

Vor Monat
Graham B
Graham B

Funny thing: Virtually no fruit or vegatable that we consume can ever be considered organic, no matter how we grow it... simply from the fact these fruits and vegetables don't exist in nature, and we only have them because we genetically engineered them... such as corn, tomatoes, bananas, apples and many others. The peaches we consume aren't natural, and the real peaches found in nature are only found in China, and measure in at around an inch/25mm. Then there's bananas, which can't grow in the wild because they contain no seeds. Every banana on the planet these days counts as a singular organism, all having come from the same specimen around 60-70 years ago. That's why all bananas taste the same, have the same size etc.

Vor 9 Monate
chettonex
chettonex

GMOs helped the worlds mayor problem (food) but also helped many poor countries to survive (economically). Without them, the worlds food production would be the half of what it is today and food would cost double.

Vor 8 Monate
Sherlock's Coching
Sherlock's Coching

That's why I really want anyone interested to get familliar with biodynamic and Demeter, which uses national healthy pesticides made from plants growing nearby the plantation. REALLY recommend. You can't get more BIO and organic than this.

Vor 11 Monate
Jonathan Bryant
Jonathan Bryant

I’ve been to a Dole banana farm in Guatemala before. When we asked why the pesticide plane turned around in a certain area, they responded, “oh those are the organic ones” and I promise, they were getting sprayed indirectly by being in proximity.

Vor 3 years
Kuya Leinad
Kuya Leinad

Ethan Lam Yeah I knew that XD But I still see ‘Organic Bananas’ at my local supermarket here in the UK even though they’re cavendish bananas :/ And there are seedless varieties of wild bananas but they’re not really edible

Vor 3 years
zwerko
zwerko

There is no such a thing as an organic banana, pesticides or not... Well, there is, but nobody would want to eat that.

Vor 3 years
ethan L
ethan L

@Kuya Leinad there's no such thing as organic bananas ( at least in the countries that don't grow them). All the bananas we eat are clones of the cavendish. Here's a rule of thumb- if there are seeds in the banana the size of your thumb, it's organic. If not, it's a genetically modified clone.

Vor 3 years
Kuya Leinad
Kuya Leinad

Jonathan Bryant Yh unless your country grows bananas, real organic bananas are hard to find... For banana importing countries, there’s little to no difference between organic and normal bananas :/

Vor 3 years
Joyde
Joyde

This seems kind of idiotic to even consider to me? Keep in mind that I haven't watched the entire video yet, but if 'organic' food was really healthier than food that has been specifically genetically modified for human consumption because it wasn't good enough before, then our ancestors who did not have any access to GMO would have lived longer and been healthier than we are today, which they were not. Thusly, my conclusion is that GMO food is the future.

Vor 10 Monate
Simon Johansen
Simon Johansen

I love how inventive and humourous Kurzgesagt's videos are... this video contains some information I did not know until now but it does confirm my overall suspicion that SOME fruit and vegetable crops are healthier to eat when grown organically but NOT all of them

Vor 2 Monate
DomiNickel
DomiNickel

well I think that the idea is that they are all basically the same. Not much health benefits either way.

Vor Monat
Worm Worm
Worm Worm

I did a biology paper on whether organic or non organic agricultural practices would be the most beneficial for developing countries in southern mainland Asia, so this the hype around organic produce always bothers me. Gee Sharon, those eggs are organic! That means the chickens weren’t treated for their illnesses with yucky synthetic antibiotics and other vet approved treatments. Don’t worry, your cucumbers are organic, they don’t have nasty synthetic fertilisers manufactured to balance efficiency with environmental impact, we just use straight up copper ore that then leeches into the groundwater and waterways, poisoning frogs and fish and, you know, living things like people. It’s the same kind of fearmongering as anti vax stuff, just because it doesn’t grow off a tree doesn’t mean it’s some awful bio toxin designed to enslave the lower class, and just because it’s a raw material doesn’t mean you should put it in your mouth. The semantics of things being natural is always so stupid to me. Humans are animals, the things we make are natural, just as birds nests and seashells are natural too.

Vor 7 Monate
Hoàng Uyên Nguyễn
Hoàng Uyên Nguyễn

Your videos are very meaningful. It widen my knowledge and I really love it

Vor 8 Monate
O S
O S

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.

Vor 2 years
Ryan Maki
Ryan Maki

@༺ȻʘƦƔƗƝ༻ It's square footage is 24ft and it uses an arduino to control the watering.

Vor year
odibex
odibex

@༺ȻʘƦƔƗƝ༻ well actually I meant my bodyflesh, but I guess that works too. except for the waiting till I'm desperate part. I have no idea what we're talking about.

Vor year
༺ȻʘƦƔƗƝ༻
༺ȻʘƦƔƗƝ༻

@Ryan Maki That's cool how big is it if I may ask?

Vor year
༺ȻʘƦƔƗƝ༻
༺ȻʘƦƔƗƝ༻

@odibex I really hope this was a dick Joke :'D

Vor year
Ryan Maki
Ryan Maki

@༺ȻʘƦƔƗƝ༻ I have a huge homemade garden box that I can grow stuff in and it'll self water. Just hook it up to a hose.

Vor year
ChaZ-E
ChaZ-E

"Seasonal is organic" this is what I have been following and I prefer buying from local markets.

Vor year
Andrew B
Andrew B

You can literally see the difference. Especially in strawberries 🍓😋 they are much more vibrant 🌞

Vor Monat
Steve Swafford
Steve Swafford

"it's an ideology" nailed it. Eat what you want and just ignore anyone who doesn't like it.

Vor 10 Monate
Ernest West
Ernest West

Seasonal and local >>> organic. It takes a lot more resources of input per unit of output for organic farming. Also, GMO isn't a problem as long as it doesn't get bathed in glyphosate.

Vor 9 Monate
Indeterminite
Indeterminite

To those of you who are wondering why didn't they go into organic animal products, I think the reason is because a lot of the talking points in that discussion were already brought up in a previous video of theirs. I think the title was "Why meat is the best worst thing in the world".

Vor 3 years
Attila
Attila

Fatalizm

Vor 3 years
BunnyStyle
BunnyStyle

You pay more for organic because it's more work for the farmers. I like how less modification varieties stays alive. Not against science or modifications if it makes it better and easier. But variety is a good thing and if people are happier paying more and can feel less worries then it's good for their mentality. So good for them

Vor 2 Monate
ccbuck1962
ccbuck1962

I wished this video had discussed the health effects of organic vs conventional on the workers. This is the angle on organic products that sold me.

Vor Monat
Duke Steele
Duke Steele

Workers must follow REI's whether they are spraying pesticides on an organic field or a non-organic crop. Follow the law which means follow the label and the REI's and everyone is gold.

Vor Monat
Big Biggly
Big Biggly

I remember making fun of the few organic products I would see back in 2006 thinking "who would pay triple the price for this!?" Now its everywhere.

Vor 7 Monate
Yellow
Yellow

The unethical practices of pesticide companies like Monsanto should be mentioned in discussions about this topic!

Vor year
Vippen
Vippen

I would be very interesting if there was information about how the microbiology is affected by organic vs conventional farming. How does the small ecosystems in our fields and plantations get affected and pollinators, insects and so on.

Vor year
Youtube is Trash, Acksel is stupid
Youtube is Trash, Acksel is stupid

@Sol capitalism

Vor 5 Monate
Sol
Sol

Nowadays wherever people are dying of hunger it's for political reasons

Vor 5 Monate
Youtube is Trash, Acksel is stupid
Youtube is Trash, Acksel is stupid

@Warthog Goulags there are still famine, still people dying of hunger and there's a pandemic. Just a thought.

Vor 7 Monate
Warthog Goulags
Warthog Goulags

@kefsound without pesticide we would still have huge famine like in Ireland and also a lots of deadly diseases

Vor 9 Monate
Warthog Goulags
Warthog Goulags

@kefsound organic food isn't much better

Vor 9 Monate
J B
J B

Finally, a well reasoned answer to my produce questions

Vor year
Blood Raven
Blood Raven

Wouldn't it be possible for the big companies to introduce crop rotation by separating their land in as many parts as the crop types they are going to produce, and planting a different crop in each, swapping it for the next type once it's harvested. So for example the first field starts with potatoes, then grows carrots, then tomatoes etc, while the second starts at carrots, and goes forward with each cycle, the third starts with tomatoes etc. This way they would have produce of all kinds ready for export at the end of each cycle. This would enrich the soil with different nutrients from the different kinds of produce, solving the main problem with monoculture - that the fruits and vegetables are tasteless, because they're putting too many nutrients from one kind of crop in the soil while starving it of nutrients from other sources and kinds of produce. This idea might seem a little naive, because I don't know the first thing about agriculture, and I'm not factoring a lot of things like the different growth times for the different crops, but I think the base idea can be improved and made to work by experts in the field (pun totally intended). Then we'd have the best of both worlds, no?

Vor 5 Monate
budgie
budgie

yo i always wash off my food even if the package says “no no, it’s washed” like bruh how can we believe that when companies always scam like how apple is all like “cool phone” but they put ‘charger not included’ in the smallest font at the corner of the screen so nobody sees it 😭😭😭

Vor year
Noobmaster69
Noobmaster69

I bought organic mushrooms and while cutting them like 50 little mite looking things ran out of them, needless to say, I’m not buying organic mushrooms again

Vor year
Elliot Kopitske
Elliot Kopitske

Kurzgesagt: we spend a lot of time animating our videos Also Birb: pressed animate button for 6 seconds

Vor year
StupidAhh💀
StupidAhh💀

@Calico no the birb is REAL

Vor Monat
Jagar Tharn
Jagar Tharn

also birb

Vor 4 Monate
ʏᴏᴜʀᴀᴛɪᴏ
ʏᴏᴜʀᴀᴛɪᴏ

@Miles Doyle thank you

Vor 7 Monate
poo
poo

@Caliconoodle

Vor 9 Monate
Katherine _Queen
Katherine _Queen

Omg this really made me think hard about where to get my food and I say, I’ll make it myself. If I have a garden, I KNOW how many pesticides it has, I KNOW how eco friendly it is plus I can sell it :D

Vor year
Samrt firdeg
Samrt firdeg

Buy local. The are probably some farmers in your town or buy at the local town market

Vor year
lygophile
lygophile

i work in a garden and anything we grow is as organic as it can be, and i swear it tastes better.

Vor 11 Monate

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